Practice – 肉鬆麵包 (Pork Floss Buns)

I’ve been wanting to post for days, but nothing comes to mind. No fantastical dreams, no bread-shaped plants vying for my attention in the rain-sodden yards of my neighborhood.  So I suppose this will be a post of the spontaneous sort, the type where I sit down and write and hope something good comes of…

2016 – Duck Noodle Soup with Crispy Braised Duck Legs

I’m drained from writing this recipe. When I first asked my mom to teach me how to cook, I was a college sophomore to be. It was 2010. I didn’t know how to dice an onion. But that didn’t cross my mind until a few months later, when I was faced with a whole onion…

Life Lessons – Spiral Curry Puffs

The first time I ever went grocery shopping on my own, I could hardly contain my excitement. This, this is what independent adults did. I waltzed all over the store, eyes roaming the shelves for new delights. I came home with a smorgasbord of Claire-pleasing items. A leafy bunch of purple-stemmed Thai basil. Three bright…