Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dangerously Good Green Papaya Salad…

Until the early eighties, I was raised in Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. I was just about ten then, but I still vividly remember so much about my childhood and my favorite things to do and eat. Meals were/are … Continue reading

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The French Fare…

I have to admit, I have a soft spot for anything French: mostly food, wine, cheese, and literature. Did I mentioned I love French pastry? I have lived an important part of my life in France, split between the rainy … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?…

As my parents prepare to make the trip back to Laos where they now spend half of their retired time, my older sister Sirisone cooked up a storm over the weekend. Euay Toui is her nickname – euay = older … Continue reading

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My Favorite Anytime Snack…

I thought long and hard about the first recipe I’d share on this blog. I have many favorite Lao dishes, which vary in degrees of difficulty and time consumption. Maybe I should begin with something of cultural significance, or perhaps … Continue reading

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The High-Bun Lady and Her Teaching…

The following was written for and published in SatJaDham’s Collective Writings, Volume IV: Values, Voices, Visions, in 2000, and my 2012 edits and additions were included as I type. It seems like ions ago that I was an aspiring writer, when … Continue reading

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A small window into my world…

As I close my eyes against the Pacific Northwest setting sun, I took in a deep breath filled with the aroma of lemongrass and hot peppers on the sizzling charcoal: only my friends and I would plan outdoor camping equipped … Continue reading

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