kimchi fried rice
Food

Kimchi Fried Rice

Locally made kimchi, by Ou's Treat, has been regularly available at our neighorhood grocery store, and it's made it into our weeknight dinner rotation. This kimchi fried rice is easy to create, with big flavors coming from the kimchi and gochujang. Nutrition bonus: Kimchi and gochujang are fermented foods, which have probiotics that promote good… Continue reading Kimchi Fried Rice

okra fried rice
Food

Okra Fried Rice

This is a simple vegetarian dish that's easy and nutritious for a weeknight. Toasted garlic will impart a lot of flavor to the rice, and the scrambled eggs add a light and fluffy texture to the dish. If you want this vegan style, you can leave out the eggs. Ingredients: 1 cup rice1/2 head of… Continue reading Okra Fried Rice

starfuit and papaya Fiji garden
garden

Starfruit and Papaya Harvest

There is a starfruit tree at the front edge of our yard. We've noticed Fijians stop and pick fruit from the tree from time to time, but we've never paid much attention to the tree before because it doesn't seem to produce significant yield. But over the weekend, we saw a bunch of ripe fruit… Continue reading Starfruit and Papaya Harvest

pineapple in garden Fiji
Food, garden

Pineapple Harvest

Our gardener planted pineapples in our yard about two years ago, and the first fruit finally appeared a few months ago. It turns out it's pretty easy to plant pineapple: You simply take the green top and stick it in the ground. We practice low-key gardening: no fertilizers; just a reliance on nature's basics: native… Continue reading Pineapple Harvest