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Bharad Khol Fish Market, near Diveagar

If you are a fan of seafood, then this fish market is your heaven. We made a quick stop at Bharad Khol fish market on our way back from Diveagar. Every morning about 8 am, the boats ported near a small village where the vibrant energy has already filled the air. The women sat with

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Update from the Farm December 2011

How spicy is our lives if I say we are in chili business? The spiciness doesn’t feel torturing but so pampering and comforting. I couldn’t imagine living a day without chili. My curry is red, my chutney is hot, and my stir fry is pungent, everything needs a generous proportion of chilies. Our farm in Thailand

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Chrysanthemum Tea

Flowers are pretty things. Is drinking flower tea making you feel pretty as well? Yes, it does for me. I love herbal tea especially those which made from colorful blossoms from the wild. That’s why I love Roselle tea, hibiscus tea, and always have dried Chrysanthemum in my pantry. These flowers are not only giving you

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Freshest Orange Juice

One of many ways that helps kids appreciate and enjoy food is letting them be a part of cooking. Yaseen always hangs around in the kitchen when I’m cooking, open the fridge 100 times, mixes milk and syrup, makes a lot of mess, etc. But when something smells really nice and the loud sizzling sound

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Homemade Soy Milk

When I was in kindergarten, my aunt who basically ran the place usually made fresh soy milk for afternoon refreshment. The earthy, warm scent of bubbling soy milk would wake us up from a lazy nap. The cups of warm soy milk and some snacks was served when some of us were still drowsy. A

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Wild Mango Yogurt Dessert

A few months ago, my husband asked me to post summer recipes featuring mango as the main ingredients in our blog but I was so caught up with other thing else, when I actually wanted to cook them, the beautiful mango was already vanished from the markets. When I saw some rare wild mangoes in the

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Corn Milk

Years ago, when corn milk was introduced in Thailand and we the consumers were told that it was not only healthy but supposedly to make us look good. The lady who sold me the bottles of cold corn milk freshly made every morning swore it would make my skin glow, my hair shine, and my

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Natural Food Coloring

I am not much of a sweet tooth kind of person, but once a while indulging in colorful tiny bite Thai sweet and dessert make me realize how wonderful sugar tastes. Thai desserts look so fine and elegant and they considered being arts that mend in our daily lives. To make such gorgeous treats requires techniques

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Thai Rustic Grilled Fish

In case you haven’t heard, we spent a week in Thailand during Song Kran Festival last week. Check out our Song Kran post to get a glimpse of this colorful tradition of Thailand. We had such an amazing time there that we decided to make it an annual schedule to visit my Thailand every April. Though

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Fish in our Ponds

Our family in Thailand has a small farm where rice is growing right now and if you have ever seen how rice is grown. You will know that rice needs a lot of water. We have to fill the land with water so half of the plants in submerge and only the green leaves wave

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