Tiny, cherry-sized plums.
I have glorious things to write and share on the internet, I do (at least in my head). Unfortunately, it’s been all stomach cramps and headaches since a bout of bad Italian food on Saturday night, and the words are not flowing as they should. Rather than [...]
Mangosteen flesh almost out of it’s hard shell
It wasn’t until I saw my friends from Texas tear into a bag of mangosteens with utter rabidity that I understood the old cliche of life being renewed through the eyes of a child. Those somewhat annoying rants of new parents about [...]
You didn’t think I finished telling you about fruit, did you? Because I’m not. I still have plenty to talk about in the fruit category for you to feast your eyes upon, I just haven’t been good about having the self-control to arrange it on a plate and photograph it before digging in. [...]
Seasoned pomelo slices.
Pomelo is best known to the internet as the materials used to create Helmet Cat’s armor. Actually, that’s probably not known to the internet at all, since I didn’t know it until I did a Google Image Search for “pomelo” and Helmet Cat scowled out from the [...]
Taking sight-seeing pictures at the Royal Floral Expo.
I don’t quite understand the appeal of many major tourist sites and bucket list items. Sure, I’ve sat before the Ryoanji Temple’s zen rock garden and pondered the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, but those have mostly been disappointing [...]
I recently finished reading The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, which is a work of speculative fiction set in Bangkok, Thailand during a post-petroleum era of flood, famine, blight, and plague. In this future, all produce, some animals, and even some humans are genetically-modified and most of the foods we [...]
One aspect of life in Thailand that I did not anticipate was my frequent outings for fresh fruit. It’s something I wrote about here, and something I continue to be grateful for in daily life here. I’ve always [...]
Fruit from the stand next door. Six fruits makes about a wine glass of juice.
I thought I would cook everyday in Thailand. When I pictured life here before leaving home, I factored in my perceptions of how a wealth of time and access to inexpensive [...]
We choose our apartment in part because of its decent kitchen. After touring condo after condo with only a counter, a sink, and a bring-your-own-hot-plate mentality, our stove and refrigerator set-up looked glorious. I envisioned a year of tending to laborious broths and soufflés steamed in banana leaves, snapping beautiful photos along [...]
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