Ginger and Scotch Clams with Asian Basil

September 3, 2011
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The sun is shining brightly through blue skies today and there are a few clouds but no storm nor hurricane sighting. Hoping Wee Scotch and I will finally make it onto our flight to Scotland tonight. I had a nice surprise yesterday. While Skyping with Scotch, he revealed that he had bought a last-minute ticket from […]

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Mom’s Garden and Vietnamese Kitchen

September 1, 2011

My annual summer visit to my parents in NY and to escape the scorching Dubai heat is coming to an end. It was supposed to have ended last Saturday but Hurricane Irene extended it for another week. So Wee Scotch and I had one more week of spending quality time with my parents. One more […]

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Garden Update – May 2008

May 6, 2008
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The days and nights are starting to heat up here in Dubai. Most mornings I wake up to 30C (86F) temps. The balcony garden is going okay. Rosemary – Remember the sad looking rosemary? Well, the poor plant never took root so it died a slow death eventually drying out completely. I tossed it and […]

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My Garden – April 2008

April 13, 2008
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I have a small balcony where I have been trying to grow some herbs. Currently I have sweet basil, thyme, rosemary, garlic chives, spearmint, parsley, cilantro, and sage. The mint, rosemary, and thyme I bought from the Dubai Garden Center. The mint and thyme are thriving but the rosemary looks a little sad. Everything else […]

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