On 36

Yesterday, I turned 36. Closer now to 40 than 30, I once again must square my notions about what an age means with how I actually feel, having arrived there. When I was in elementary school, the fifth graders were awe-inspiring. They were such big kids, they were all so smart, and the girls were… Read More On 36

A trip to Super H Mart!

I ran into a common problem today while preparing to make a new recipe: weird ingredients.  I suppose they’re not really “weird,” but Shaoxing wine isn’t exactly the Canola Oil of cooking, right?  The recipe I’m planning is a common Chinese dish, but common Chinese ingredients (oyster sauce, anyone?) are remarkably uncommon in American supermarkets.… Read More A trip to Super H Mart!

Home Again

After over a week away, our little family is re-acclimating to our summer routine at home.  As email and Facebook posts keep reminding me, though, our “summer routine” is about to be swapped for another routine to which I’m not quite ready to return.  I’m sure I will be when the time comes, but for now,… Read More Home Again