Apple PIE?!

Yes…..that is Apple Pie.  Isn’t it huge?!  A favorite restaurant of ours here in Chiang Mai is the Dukes.  They serve many delicious desserts but the one that caught my eye was this amazingly thick Apple Pie.  So, I ordered it.  It tastes as good as it looks!  You bet your bananas I’ll be making (attempting?) this when I get home! I … Read More


Ok… an interesting experience since I have been here is the fruits not available in the states.  Here are some that I’ve tried (Except Durian). 1. Durian.  Ick Ick Ick.  I am not brave enough to try it, but you can smell it a mile away.  It’s a favorite of the locals (NOT by farang).  2. Jackfruit.  Delicious!! The fruit … Read More

Nutella Mug Cake

Since there are only two of us living here (Pookie and myself) it’s not really necessary to go all out and make an elaborate cake when we get the craving for sweets.  Well, I found this A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. recipe for Nutella Mug Cake, and it hits the spot!  The ingredients are things commonly found in the kitchen, and it’s a mug … Read More

Friends and Bugs

You might be wondering how those two things can mix.  Me too. Well….here’s how it goes. 🙂 Monday night we had a celebration at mine and Pookie’s house.  Technically it was to celebrate the 4th of July but being such a multi-cultural group we had a pretty multi-cultural evening. Wonderful food from several different countries and SO many fun games! … Read More

Thai Food

So I’ve begun to prepare for Thailand by searching for some Thai recipes. If anyone has any good ones (I know several of my readers have gone to Thailand before) I would love to try them! Tonight I made Pork Satay with Thai noodles and Garlic Butter Green Beans. Not exactly on the healthy side, but delicious either way! On … Read More