An Ex-Pat Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

As an ex-pat, I usually find Thanksgiving sneaking up on me with no fanfare and little notice. This year, I knew the holiday was coming, not because of any grand plans but because we were trying to schedule meetings with the office in Houston and were forced to work around the holiday. So the holiday […]

Baking Cookies in Photoshop

Monday, March 1st, 2010

This is a cute time-lapse video of what it might look like if baking cookies was like using PhotoShop.¬† I’m neither a great baker nor a great PhotoShop artist, but I think my baking might turn out better if I had an Undo button!¬† On the other hand, I’m glad I don’t have to pay […]

The Joy of Cooking

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

The Limitations to Making Food in Beijing¬† A few weeks ago, we hit one of the major milestones for living in a new country – we cooked dinner at home! We’ve been here for a month and a half, and we have cooked at home once. I’m not counting cereal with milk or just-add-water noodle […]