our day at cooking school in Bangkok

Today was our first special experience in Bangkok. We took a Thai cooking class at a local cooking school not far from our hotel. The class started with a trip to the Bang Rak fresh market, and then we went to the cooking school for the rest of the day to make and eat several dishes. We… Continue reading our day at cooking school in Bangkok

nasi padang, and I didn’t know it

Beth and I were walking around Kemang this morning, looking for something to eat for an early lunch. Many places were closed, and at least one of the warungs I found a sign for didn’t even exist anymore (such is the way of Indonesian street food, apparently). But after visiting an ATM for some cash,… Continue reading nasi padang, and I didn’t know it

our first warung experience did not feature Daniel Craig (updated)

Written October 10, 2015 Updated October 11, 2015 Friday Supper Last night, we sought out the warung dining experience. A warung is a small family-run shop in Indonesia. Most commonly, they’re tiny restaurants, but the word can also refer to small coffee shops, internet cafes, or even phone booths. From what I can tell, there are… Continue reading our first warung experience did not feature Daniel Craig (updated)

Thanksgiving 2014 Menu

For Thanksgiving this year, Beth and I are volunteering at the Turkey Trot, which is a big race in Washington Park (Denver) to raise money for the Mile High United Way. I volunteered two or three times about 10 or 15 years ago, but not recently. After that, we’re gonna make a semi-traditional Thanksgiving dinner… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2014 Menu

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new home, new coffee

This week we moved into our new apartment in the Capitol Hill area of Denver. The quality of our neighborhood skyrocketed! This area actually feels and acts like a neighborhood that the residents care about, and you can see it just on the short walk from our apartment down to 6th Avenue. There, on a… Continue reading new home, new coffee

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Bento 101: Assignment 5

The way to get into a bento habit, apparently, is to have lots of pre-made items around the kitchen. Apparently there’s even a Japanese word for this bento stash: johbisai. This week’s assignment was to make or buy one of each of three categories of johbisai: Something that can be ‘stashed’ in the freezer for future… Continue reading Bento 101: Assignment 5

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Bento 101: Assignment 2b

Here’s a quick one. This assignment: Go through the list you made for Assignment 1, and determine which kind of lunch you’re most likely to pack. Is it compact and grain-based? Do you want something hot or soupy? Maybe you prefer packing salads and sandwiches? Choose the type of lunch container that is the best fit for you… Continue reading Bento 101: Assignment 2b

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