Da Hong Pao DC

Dim Sum at Da Hong Pao

I love good dim sum: the social ritual of it wedded to delicious, savory bites. As a graduate student at Columbia in New York City, I would go with a group of friends to Chinatown from time to time for classic dim sum, sitting down in a cavernous space with white tablecloths on large round… Continue reading Dim Sum at Da Hong Pao

chicken and shrimp dumplings
Food, garden

Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings

These turned out pretty well, I must say. A nice treat during a weeknight. I packed in a lot of veg by using carrot pulp, and I used chives from our home garden. Ingredients: 1 pack ground chicken7 medium-size shrimp, peeled1 cup carrot pulp1 tbsp. sliced chivesfish sauce to taste (be generous with your dashes… Continue reading Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings

Adventure, Food, Music

City Spotlight: San Francisco, Take 2

We visited San Francisco again for a few days on our way to our new home in Fiji (more Fiji news in upcoming posts, of course!). I love San Francisco and wanted to return after our wonderful trip there last September. We stayed for about a week last fall, and when we came back to… Continue reading City Spotlight: San Francisco, Take 2