Wasabi Slaw & Summertime

Our cacti bloomed last week, and this little worker plunged right into the powdery vessel of pollen. Pure bee heaven. So heavenly, she apparently took a nap. Hours later, after the flower had closed, I found the bee poking her head through the tiny opening, punch drunk on cactus nectar. Off she flew into the […]

Here and There: Two Extraordinary Thanksgivings

Mother of Vietnam, at the Vietnam Women’s Museum in Hanoi. The statue, nearly 12 feet tall, represents strength and beauty among Vietnamese women. She supports her child on the left shoulder and stands as a symbol of motherly love for the country. Happy Thanksgiving, the day after. I had not a moment to post yesterday. […]

Editors’ Choice Turkey

It’s been seven years since we spent Thanksgiving on American soil, and this will be our very first turkey in our own home. Come Thursday, I expect a kitchen full of in-laws and a house full of food. When I told this to my editor—or I should say former editor—he responded with two tips. First, […]