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Eating Local

Eating Local

Posted on 07. Jul, 2010 by .

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Summer is a glorious time in Western Michigan. For one thing, the beach is nice and close (our weekend sunburns are still fading). But another major reason I love it is the fresh fruits and veggies that are available in abundance!
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Food Friday: Tom Yum Goong

Food Friday: Tom Yum Goong

Posted on 30. Apr, 2010 by .

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If you asked most Thais what is the best Thai food they will say Tom yum, even though the first thing a Westerner thinks is Pad Thai. Having lived here for a year, I’m likely to agree with the Thais. It’s SO flavourful. Yesterday, we learned how to make it. Tom yum means boiled, with a lot of ingredients, and spicy. And that’s exactly what it is. A good tom yum is a balance of salty, sour, sweet, and spicy.

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Food Friday: Why?

Food Friday: Why?

Posted on 16. Apr, 2010 by .

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If there’s one thing you know about me by reading this blog, it’s that I love food. Well, that and I live in Thailand. But about the food thing… some have asked why focus so much on food? On my first trip out of America on my own, I traveled to Scandinavia. My luggage is stuck somewhere in Iceland, while I’m somewhere in Norway (when you say “My luggage is lost in Iceland” out loud, you don’t expect to see it again). Then, I stupidly leave my carry-on in the bus while getting out. True story.

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Food Friday: Roti

Food Friday: Roti

Posted on 26. Mar, 2010 by .

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I am about to introduce you to what is probably the most sinful Thai street food available. Are you ready for this?

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Food Friday: Mangoes and Sticky Rice

Food Friday: Mangoes and Sticky Rice

Posted on 19. Mar, 2010 by .

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I love dessert. In fact, the only way I ever remembered the difference in spelling desert and dessert is that with dessert you always want more – hence, the extra ‘s’.

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