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Two Flavors Steamed Dumplings

Woohoo! Papa and Mama have finally given steamed dumplings a try. Papa, who was born in Kyrgyzstan but grew up in Ukraine, has very fond memories of steamed dumplings from his childhood. On special holidays the whole family would get together and make over two-hundred dumplings within a 24-hour period. I only recently fell in […]

Miss Lilac’s Bean Chili

This one comes from my old friend Lilac. Actually it made the rounds throughout her family, so I guess it isn’t technically “hers” so to speak. They are an interesting bunch. If you can picture old school hippie beings who were raised on falafel, traveled the country in decorated school buses and were simply born […]