Today, I made a more tradition Lao dish, Tum Buk Houng or spicy papaya salad, somehow it just doesn’t look as good as Darly's som tum, may be better luck next time, but it does taste good. The Ingredients: 2 peppers, 1 garlic clove, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2-table spoons of mixed fish sauce and… Continue reading Tum Buk Houng (Spicy Papaya Salad)
This is an interesting Thai book about a Hmong man sharing his life with a Thai woman, Tai Far See Kram (Underneath The Blue Sky), summary posted here. Wherever you are, when you look up, you see the same sky. The same everywhere, the soft blue hue with white fluffy clouds floating up above us.
When I received my tax newsletter about Farm/Military Tax Relief Acts of 2008, I immediately thought of my neighbor down the road. The email read, Congress Enacts Farm Bill Overriding Bush Veto; The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, also known as the Farm Bill, has finally been enacted into law. The Senate on… Continue reading Rice Paddy in the US