But I don’t want it to be over!

The image is so vivid in my mind that I was certain we had a photo of it. The photo, however, doesn't exist. It looked like this... We were standing in Suvarnabhumi Airport departure gate, on an early February morning, sheltered from the scorching 40-degree heat under air-conditioned glass archways. My head in my hands, elbows …

Reno’s and Waste

Our kitchen has always been an eyesore, built long ago, with the cheapest of everything.  Since we are heavy users of our kitchen we decided that we’d take the plunge, at last, in an effort to make our kitchen time more enjoyable and efficient. We had a limited budget of $5,000, which meant careful consideration of all available options. This …

Cabin Trips

Ahhh summer. I wish it could always be. The warm air, all that time outside in nature, and 17 hours of daylight to play with really fills me with energy. Canada has beautiful summers and our family loves to take road trips. When traveling we like to have access to a kitchen (the exception is …

The one and only, Pad Thai

Oh wow. It's been three months since I posted. I knew it would be a challenge to post regularly but that's a really long stretch of darkness. A lot has happened in those three months, though! To start with May and June had me in high demand with Ana's end-of-the year stuff for school, dance, and music …

Local Eggs

The first time I visited Jack’s home town he took me on a road trip to visit the Rakswarin Hot Springs in Ranong, near the Thai/Burmese border. There locals sell quail and chicken eggs in a hand made net. Had I not been with Jack I'd have no idea what they were for. These are …

Double Bag That, Please! (and Thai Eggplant)

I have been thinking a lot about food waste since we buy our fair share of imported ingredients. Trying to gather more information, I was shocked to learn that food waste outweighs transportation in the ecological problems it causes. It's surprising that we could make a bigger difference with thoughtful food choices than by switching to …

Chili Pepper Eye

I was carefully slicing chilis for our favorite Tofu with Spicy Lime Dip.  After I finished preparing a few snacks, I went to get cleaned-up. I was putting in my contact lenses when suddenly I felt a blast of fire as the lens touched my eye.  I cried out as my eye ejected the lens and …