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Peaches: Not Ready for Prime Time

Peaches: Not Ready for Prime Time

| July 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

To purists, I imagine poaching a peach might seem like celebrating the 4th of July on the 30th of June. If you just hold tight and go about your business, the proper time will come.

If you’re as impatient as I am however, poaching is still a wonderful way to treat a peach– especially a stubborn one.

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Lunar New Year Sweet Rice Dumplings

Lunar New Year Sweet Rice Dumplings

| February 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

In China, where they’re known as yuan xiao or tang yuan, the dumplings are traditionally served during the Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month. During an especially important season, the festival comes on the first full moon of the new year and marks the end of the new year festivities. Here in San Francisco, this is typically the time when the Chinese New Year parade winds its way up the streets of Chinatown.

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Feeling Feverish for Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

Feeling Feverish for Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

| June 12, 2009 | 2 Comments

I really only have one requirement for ginger beer. I have to feel it.

To wit: “…the ginger beer has to sting, burn, and fire up the back of your throat. You have to feel it in your nose and down your gullet.”

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Ginger Lovers Unite

Ginger Lovers Unite

| April 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

I am an absolute freak for ginger. Anytime you see me, I will have one or two different ginger candies on hand and love trying out new types of candies. I personally love the taste, and find that it helps if I am feeling motion sickness on public transportation or in a car. Ginger is used in Chinese medicine and is recognized for multiple health benefits including increased circulation and help with digestive problems.

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