Non-alcoholics anonymous.

Serving the Champagne (1)

In the U.S., food-wise, the winter holidays are a time for chestnuts roasting over the open fire and little glass mugs of rum-spiked egg nog. In other words, the time for laughter while breaking out the bubbly with family and friends. But what happens when you neither drink nor want to hide that you prefer … Continue reading

New surprises for a new week.

Fish's Eddy nursery rhyme cereal bowls

This Monday was Labor Day, the federal holiday to celebrate the nation’s workers, written into law after a particularly contentious labor strike in 1894, and a day in which Americans (in the U.S.) mark the end of the unofficial end summer with barbeques, picnics, parties, games, and other opportunities to enjoy the last vestiges of … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo for all! Plus, breakfast.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, mis amigos! Wait, that’s not right. Oh well. Hola! I just made that greeting up. But it happens to be in the spirit of America’s annual celebration of the day, which is more of an excuse to celebrate Mexican culture (and sell beer) than it is of the official Mexican Independence … Continue reading

In honor of Pi day…

A pie - cheesecake - for Pi Day, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

… I bring you Pi Week: my 8 (3 + 1 for good luck + 4) favorite/recommended pies (and their accompanying recipes)! But first a little background for the non-math geeks out there: Pi day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant known as pi, which is used in many geometric equations and begins … Continue reading

Happy Lunar New Year 4708: Year of the Tiger

As mentioned in the previous post, the Lunar calendar dictates that the first day of the year 4708 begins on what we who follow the Gregorian calendar like to call February 14th. The symbolism of the new year factored into why I chose to launch this site now. I hope this site takes on food … Continue reading

A New Year Is Enough Love For Me…

Gung He Fat Toy!

This year, the start of the Lunar New Year in the lunar calendar falls on February 14th, otherwise known as the American holiday of Valentine’s Day. I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. I don’t hate Valentine’s Day, either. It’s just one of those days that has never held any significant meaning to me. Perhaps this is … Continue reading