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Banana leaf rice malaysia Kuala lumpur

How To Create An At-Home Banana Leaf Dining Experience

There’s something fun, maybe even a little liberating, about a hands-free meal, especially when it’s with friends who look just as ridiculous as you do when diving in one fingerful at a time.  It really gives the phrase “dig in” a new meaning. (Look ma’, no hands!)  The first month of my year abroad kicked off in…

valentines day red wine hot chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

There’s something irresistible about chocolate and wine together, which is why I tried my hand at yet another experimental recipe this week, following the success of last week’s red wine brownies.  The post offered two key learnings: 1) adding red wine to dessert gives it an extra layer of flavor and complexity and 2) people like boozy food,…

red wine brownies recipe

Red Wine Brownies

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are two things that generally come to mind for traditional gift giving, date night or Galentine’s celebration: wine and chocolate.  Now, I’m a wine over chocolate gal, but when you can infuse one into the other, you’re onto something.  Last year, I made bacon roses and turned them…

pisco sour cocktail recipe

Pisco Sour Cocktail

Before moving to Santiago, I’d never heard of a drink called the pisco sour, let alone tried one.  The pisco sour is a classic South American cocktail, and one that is served mainly throughout Chile and Peru.  Truth be told, I did not love this drink the first time I tried it.  Why?  Because it wasn’t…

caramel sauce recipe cooking

Easy Ten-Minute Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce

I don’t know about you, but I’m a girl who likes that little somethin’, somethin’ to complete her meal.  Something that makes a healthy dinner feel slightly naughty so that it satisfies or turns something bland into a delicious dining adventure. Sometimes, that’s just a few chips on the side of a sandwich.  Other times,…

Monkey Tail holiday drink chilean eggnog

Monkey Tail Drink (Cola de Mono)

How would you feel about serving your holiday guests a Monkey Tail this Christmas?  I know, I know.  It sounds quite funny, doesn’t it?  Watch your guests’ faces as you offer them this Chilean type eggnog by the name of Monkey Tail.  I bet you’ll get a lot of confused smiles and awkward looks, but…

pairs well with malbec

Malbec & Meal Pairings

Malbec, Argentina’s claim to fame wine, is a go-to choice for both pairings and stand-alone sipping.  I suppose it’s a great thing that I’m living in Argentina for the next two months, isn’t it?  Malbec and I are bound to take our relationship to the next level and make some great memories during the time…

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A Girl’s Gotta Eat: Thailand

Pairs Well With…Pad Thai + Pad Thai + More Pad Thai We’re here.  We made it.  Thailand is the last month of the Asia food challenges.  You’ll be disappointed to know that I just couldn’t bring myself to eat the grand finale of surprises, live shrimp. Instead, I stood on the sidelines drinking a nicely…

Ice Cream Cambodia Recipes

A Girl’s Gotta Eat: Cambodia

Pairs Well With…Cambodia + Crunchy Critters + Cooking + Khmer Dishes (which made a memorable impression) If you recall last month’s food challenge, I ate a lot of weird sea creatures, from snails to tiny shrimps, none of which tickled my fancy.  Month two’s food challenge was quite sea-based, different than the curveball thrown my…

Beef noodle Pho

Oh, The Places You’ll Phở

Pairs Well With…Chopsticks + Culture in a Bowl + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner You. Yeah, you. The one thinking “Doesn’t she know that phở is pronounced FA (not FO)?”  Well, yes, yes I do.  But let’s be honest, the annunciation as FO lends itself to many more jokes.  So, for the sake of humoring myself, bear with…