Christmas 2020
dogs, Music, Video

Christmas Jig

Watch this short video with original music.

Saqa in braided palm frond
Food

Fijian Lovo Holiday Party

We hosted a Christmas party on Friday with a traditional Fijian lovo. The weather held up, and we had a good time gathering outside, seated on mats, as is customary in Fijian get-togethers. We had a saqa (Fijian term for trevally) delivered in the morning for the lovo. It was beautiful.

brown rice stuffing
Food

Stuffing, Beyond Thanksgiving

I created a rice stuffing dish for Thanksgiving last Thursday. It turned out excellent, if I may say so myself. So full of flavor. This dish is good any time of year as a standalone or a side. I use brown rice and plenty of ground carrots, so it's high in nutrient density. If you're… Continue reading Stuffing, Beyond Thanksgiving

chick pea and smoked trout salad
Adventure, Food

Chickpea and Smoked Trout Salad

It's austral summer here in the South Pacific, and we marked the start of the season by kayaking to Mosquito Island outside of Suva. For our picnic lunch on the beach, I made a simple salad with two cans of chick peas, one can of Trader Joe's smoked trout and a handful of sliced kalamata… Continue reading Chickpea and Smoked Trout Salad