The fourth week of November is the beginning of the year-end holiday season. This year there is a special anticipation at our house because Ro-Taro (eldest son) will soon be home from college for Thanksgiving. You can be sure that I will be cooking up a storm in the next few days.
While mangoes are commonly found and eaten in the Indian sub-continent and Southeast Asia, it is considered an exotic fruit here in the Midwest. Many are unfamiliar with the fruit. Sometimes I get asked about how the fruit tastes or methods of preparation when I am buying mangoes at the grocery store. The mangoes that [...]
This weekend past, we had a little taste of the Middle East. Ro-Ri San took us to the Midtown Global Market in downtown Minneapolis. This market has fresh and prepared foods, restaurants, and arts and crafts from around the world. Our visit was centered around the Holy Land Grocery & Deli featuring Middle Eastern and [...]
Spring is in the air and nature is awakening from the its long slumber. The lakes are thawing and the birds are chirping. Soon the trees will be budding. It’s a time of renewal and growth and a great time to get together with friends again as the weather warms up. What better way to [...]