Pork Cannelloni with Spicy Tomato, Red Pepper and Chorizo sauce

  In this time of year, when most of my family and friends are getting ready for the chill of ‘sweater weather’ in the Northern Hemisphere, I find myself increasing more and more confined indoors thanks to the Malaysian rainy season. The weather in this tropical country might not be getting colder but the inclination…

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Pork and Celery Stir Fry

  For over a decade, I taught preschool all around the world.  Which means that I have seen kids’ lunches from Seoul to Seattle.  Not only that but I’ve experienced the universal struggle of getting children to sit at a table and eat food.   Whether each meal is delightful or dreadful really depends on what’s…

BLT sushi rolls

The process of making sushi rolls always seemed mysterious to me.  For someone who has a difficult time hanging a picture straight, how the hell was I going to put together a nice tight sushi roll?  Like the little dude from Karate Kid, the true mastery of this skill eluded me for some time.     Naturally…

Amazing Dumplings!!

    Without dumplings, is it really Chinese New Year?  Could it be celebrated without an onslaught of fireworks, red envelopes filled with cash and a big steaming plate of dumplings?  No…它不能!!!!   So, after 5 years or so of living in China, I finally asked a friend’s mother to come and teach me how…