Lee and I have been wanting to make homemade pizza for awhile and the first batch was awful. I think it looked more like pan pizza rather than a normal homemade pizza. We have come a long way since then, and have gotten a lot better, but I still don't know how to toss pizza… Continue reading Homemade Pizza for Dinner
I'm glad I made a reservation early for camping at Green Mountain Park on Memorial Weekend because the place was packed this weekend. We didn't get to camp near the creek this time, which gave us the opportunity to camp in different sections of the campground. They had a spot open when we checked in… Continue reading Camping at Green Mountain Park on Memorial Weekend
I would never have thought that Pho and Tum Mak Houng (spicy papaya salad) would go well together. We ate at one of my sisters' house on New Year's Day. She made Pho and my GI Joe sister made Tum Mak Houng. Below is my oldest sister helping preparing the meat balls for Pho, she… Continue reading Pho and Tum Mak Houng
It was back in May when I was having problem with my favorite lens, the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens that I used to take everywhere with me. It was the lens that I took to Laos in 2008, the only lens that I thought I would ever need. I have to admit that… Continue reading As Good As New!
We had a small gathering at my Dad's house yesterday. I came from a big family of 8 children (7 sisters and no brother) and a gathering like this is always fun and festive. I do missed my mom for no longer here with us and I hope that my sisters that couldn't be here… Continue reading Thanksgiving at my Dad’s House
I visited an Asian store last week and found the Asian persimmons on sale for $2 per pound. It was kind of pricey for me and I bought 10 for $6. I went back again today, and it was for less this time at $1.75 per pound. It's not a bad price since we don't… Continue reading Random Tuesday
Max is doing a lot better. I think he likes the attention that he is getting. It has been raining a lot lately but I'm not complaining since the plants need all the rains that they could get. April showers, not quiet May yet and we have plenty of flowers. And I'm not a good… Continue reading Saturday Random Photos
Someone once pointed out to me that the word Som Tum is Thai and not Lao, I guess to be politically correct I should just call it by the name of the dish. This is what I had for Lunch at my dad's house, I made it myself. The dish is a combo of Tum… Continue reading My Mouth is on Fire!
I like this one also, Bor Touy means not fat. This is a description of the video: In Week Three of SEASSI, as part of their study of "the language of public information," the Intermediate Lao class designs, scripts and videotapes a "Lao TV commercial"...here's this year's offering. It's a commercial for a local (Madison,… Continue reading 2009 SEASSI Lao Class Commercial
I was lucky that PaNoy sent one of his papayas from his garden my way, thank you, it's extreme fresh in comparison to store bought one. I finally had a chance to fix Tum Mak Houng or spicy papaya salad. I like mine a bit bold and spicy, and my ingredients vary from time to… Continue reading Tum Mak Houng