Tips and ideas for Planning your Vegetable Garden – location, layout, feeding, pest control, and easy vegetables anyone can grow.
Our annual visit to the community Friday Fish Fry during Lent. A festive and tasty all-you-can-eat event in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
The Splendor of Autumn on a crisp, clear day in the Prairie. Gorgeous but fleeting. Enjoy it while it lasts.
The Turkey Strut and Duck Waddle – watch this gobbler, display, fan, and strut in pursuit of a mate and a handsome pair of Mallard ducks waddling in the Prairie.
Our Vegetable Garden – Part 2 is an expansion of the existing lot to include 2 more vegetable beds for fall planting of corn and green beans.
Our Vegetable Garden and shed that took all of 2 weeks to set up after more than 5 years of contemplation. A lot of hard work but totally worth the effort.
Introducing Malaysian Chinese Kitchen and post on the origins of the Malaysian Chinese food, culture, and historical influences that shape its identity.
Announcing the Roti n Rice Channel on YouTube with a short introductory video. Thanks for watching!
Goodbye Hello – emerging from behind a pseudonym, looking back, looking forward with a little nostalgia over the change.
Merry Christmas 2013
To remember those who lost their lives due to the horrific events on Friday, December 14th, 2012.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…