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.| Food to gladden the heart at RotiNRice.com

The Turkey Strut and Duck Waddle

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. | Food to gladden the heart at RotiNRice.com

Our Vegetable Garden – Part 2

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

Our Vegetable Garden

Our Vegetable Garden and shed that took all of two weeks to set up after more than 5 years of contemplation.

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.