Packed Lunch

It’s a new year, and that means starting fresh, and getting your life in order in ways you’ve been putting off. My resolution this year is to take a packed

Home Made: Non-Traditional Christmas

Not for the first time since coming to China, I’ll be spending Christmas away from home. Of course, I’ll be homesick, but I’ve learned ways to pass the time happily

Confessions of a Food Addict

Reader, I’ve got something to confess. I’ve never actually taken a cooking class in my life. Although I do create my own recipes, much of what I cook is a

Home Made: Strange Love

The real title of this month’s article is Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Stir-fry. Alas, that name is too long for the space provided.

Comfort Food

We all have bad days that just seem worse than the rest, or short periods of meltdown in life. Perhaps we’re hung over, homesick or asking ourselves who we are,

High on Life, Drunk on Beer

Since first learning about the yin yang, I’ve been fascinated with the concept of dualism — the ugly side of the beautiful and the good within the bad. I enjoy

Adjustment Period

There are few foods I dislike. As my palate has matured over the years, I’ve added more things to my “like” or “will tolerate” columns than I have to my