An anniversary celebration and time to catch up with friends, savor the food, and explore castles.
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 […]
When I first planned my trip to Malaysia, I had every intention of just staying with the family in the Klang Valley – the large urban corridor that forms the Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area. I was pleasantly surprised when my brother offered to drive me 200 miles up the peninsula to the island of Penang. […]
It is always such a joy to visit my family in Malaysia. They go out of their way to make me feel special and welcomed. Of course they feed me really well too. As I have mentioned in Part 1, Malaysians love to eat and are passionate about their food, and my family is no […]
It has been almost a week since my return from Malaysia. I remember the frenetic pace of activities before my departure. As my boys’ school year came to a close, there were spring recitals (yes spring!), day trips, picture taking, and graduation parties. On my end, I had to shop, pack, cook, and write. It […]
Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes, giving us different tastes and textures. When natural flavors and colors are added, they become a feast for the eyes as well. I came across this bag of pasta some months back and could not resist bringing it home with me. They look so bright and colorful, almost […]