I posted previously about my Fourth of July dinner that was based on recipes brought to our country by our Asian-American citizens. But since July 5 was the federal holiday for this event, I decided to cook one last holiday meal inspired by our country’s largest immigrant population––Hispanic or Latinx communities. This is no surprise … More Meatless Monday: Red, White, and (Would Be) Blue Edition
This post is long overdue, because I promised it back during my Meatless Monday: Memorial Day Edition post back in May! I was planning to write it yesterday, but my Fourth of July Reflections post ended up taking longer to write than I had planned. So it’s kind of for July 4th itself, but since … More Red, White, and Blue Breads
As I’ve said multiple times on this blog, I love to celebrate every occasion. On this blog, that usually is manifested through a special meal I make for that day. But in my actual life, I always strive for our celebrations to also have something to do with the meaning of the holiday. This year, … More A 2021 Fourth of July Reflection: Watch This Video
I know I haven’t written for a while, but it’s mostly from good things. Besides being busy with work and activities, last week I spent most of the week out of town at a WONDERFUL family wedding. It was a beautiful event that went off perfectly, celebrating the love of two delightful young people who … More This Year We Can All Have a Capitol Fourth!
The picture above shows my Juneteenth present for my tea-loving son: a blend called Alhambra 1400, one of the Time Travel series of teas created by the Raleigh Tea Company, available every week at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. I chose that for two reasons (besides the fact he loves exotic teas and pretty much … More Celebrating Juneteenth
For the first Meatless Monday in June, it seems appropriate to have a rainbow meal in honor of Gay Pride Month. While neither I nor any of my immediate family are LGBTQIA+ (as far as I know in this moment), I have dear friends who identify with each of those letters, so I celebrate our … More Meatless Mondays: Gay Pride Rainbow Meal
Now this may seem like a blog post about food, but it isn’t. It’s a post about community. It’s a post about the many small local businesses in every town that could disappear unless we support them. One of those businesses in the Triangle NC area is Baker’s Dozen Donuts on Buck Jones Road, part … More Support A Neighborhood Business for National Donut Day
In yesterday’s post about Easter dinner, I said I didn’t have a set tradition around Easter dinner. However, there is one Easter food tradition (besides CHOCOLATE, of course). Somewhere around Easter, we always have quiche. The reason for that is simple. When my son was younger, we always dyed Easter eggs. He has outgrown that, … More Meatless Monday, Easter Edition
I know I’m a couple of days late, but still… I hope everyone had a nice holiday. We certainly did. Easter is an unusual holiday for me because I don’t really have any specific food traditions around Easter dinner. Growing up, my family wasn’t religious, so Easter wasn’t a big deal other than the chocolate … More Happy (Belated) Easter!
One of my other favorite Spring holidays is the Spring Opening Day for the Farmers Market! While we are fortunate that a few key vendors at the Cary Downtown Farmers Marke continue to come every Saturday morning year-round, the official season is the first Saturday in April through the last Saturday before Thanksgiving in November. … More Farmers Market Spring Opening