Introducing Malaysian Chinese Kitchen

Introducing Malaysian Chinese Kitchen

Introducing Malaysian Chinese Kitchen and post on the origins of the Malaysian Chinese food, culture, and historical influences that shape its identity.

Goodbye Hello

Goodbye Hello

Goodbye Hello – emerging from behind a pseudonym, looking back, looking forward with a little nostalgia over the change.

Tea Tattler

Introducing Tea Tattler and Cup-Adorning Lemon Cookies

I am really excited to share with you my new site dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of tea. This new “shopfront” complements the food culture of Roti n Rice. Come join me for tea at my new virtual tearoom at Tea Tattler and on Facebook.

McIntosh apples

Minnesota’s Apple and Wine Country

It is apple season in Minnesota! Each year we look forward to weekend trips to apple orchards opened to visitors at this time. Some orchards not only offer apples but also wines from their vineyards. Northern wines are a growing industry in our neck of the woods and we have several award winning vineyards dotting…

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Happy Lunar New Year

Ushering in the Lunar New Year

In contrast to Chinese New Year in Asia with family and friends, over here it is a work day for most people. The snow that we “ordered for Christmas” finally arrived and Ro-Ri San had to fire up the snow thrower to clear the driveway. He took the day off to accompany me while the…

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The Top10 of 2011 @ Roti n Rice

Happy New Year and 2nd Blog Anniversary

As 2011 draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on the past year with some satisfaction and also a small measure of angst. Satisfaction because I have managed to steer the blog through the “terrible two’s” that seem to plague many blogs. There were the “rocks” of fatigue from posting week upon week, and…

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Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas

As the Andy Williams’ song would have it, Christmas can be the most “wonderful time of the year”. Shopping, gift-giving and of course, cooking tends to push the season from busy to hectic in one short month. But I would like to pause and reflect on the “wonderful” part that makes Christmas the apex of…

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A cart full of squashes

Squash Galore and a Visit from the Fairy Hobmother

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a lovely one. The weather was just gorgeous and the fall colors were at their best. It was great to be outdoors doing a little yard work and cycling. Ro-Ri San and I cycled to the farmer’s market several miles from our home. It was…

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, Tet)! Enjoy all those wonderful family reunion dinners and special goodies. May the Year of the Rabbit bring you good health and multiply your fortunes.

Reindeer Run, Lake Harriet, Minnesota

Reindeer Run 2010

Despite the 7 to 8 inches of snow that came down the previous night, the 23rd Annual Reindeer Run scheduled for Saturday, December 4 at Lake Harriet, Minnesota was still a go. The white fluff and a temperature of 12°F (-11°C) was not going to stop Minnesotans from going outside. It sure did look a…

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Gifts from Anncoo

A Surprise, Fun with Friends, and an Award

What, no food? Yes, no food today. This blog post is dedicated to all you, my friends and visitors, who take the time each day to visit and to comment on my posts. Blogging, as you all know is hard work and for most of us the monetary rewards are meagre or even non-existent. We…

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Welcome to My New Site!

Yes, I’ve finally made the move to WordPress! I have been thinking about moving for sometime but was apprehensive because of the work involved. Although I have an IT background, the task was still daunting. I wanted the move to be quick and efficient and so I decided to get some help. Thus, this new home…

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