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Breakfast in the Winter: Cold vs. Warm

on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 20:30

Since returning from warm and sunny Thailand where having a plate of cool papaya or juicy pomelo for breakfast made sense, I began to flounder on what to nosh on in the (incredibly) cold mornings here in Chicago.

Slow Food Movement

on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 20:30

I finally got around to watching Food, Inc.. I think they did a great job, I'm a few months late in saying this, but go watch it if you haven't!

Year of the Valentiger

on Sun, 02/14/2010 - 20:30

It is a lovely coincidence to celebrate both (Saint) Valentines Day and the Year of the Tiger on the same day, you can do both, or pick one over the other.

Apparently there are differing opinions on why Saint Valentines Day is celebrated.

Food as Medicine I

on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 20:30

There have been so many medicinal food tidbits that I've wanted to share that I thought a round up of the recent gatherings would be a nice kick off for February (mid-February in any case!). So without further ado, five of my favorites for this month...

Treating Temperature with Tamarind

on Wed, 02/24/2010 - 20:30

Tamarindus indica L., otherwise known as tamarind (fruit), just so happens to be not only delicious but a wonderful medicinal as well. In Thailand (where it naturally grows) it is referred to as makam and I mentioned it briefly here in the Travelling