A Taste of the Past

A Taste of the Past

I can not begin to understand the events that happened in Cambodia in the last 50 years. If you are unaware of the history of Cambodia, my husband and I have written a short summary: Two million Cambodians were killed during the three years (1975 to 1979) Pol Pot led the Khmer Rouge. Attempting to … Continue reading

Finishing a Mural

Finishing a Mural

I have been working on a mural for the front room in our house. After about 3 months of drawing, painting and climbing all over furniture, it is finished. Although I am thrilled to be done, there is a gap in my day where I once stood on top of stools stacked on chairs to … Continue reading

Captain Chim’s

Captain Chim’s

Sometimes I just want a good burger. Living in Cambodia, you might think that would be a hard thing to accomplish, and finding a “good” one is. In the States, I would typically make one myself; however, we don’t buy much red meat here for me to cook with. If I want beef, we go out. … Continue reading

‘Round the Table Dancing

The Khmer people love to dance. They love to have fun with their family. I love this, too! One day we were invited to a family party. Actually, some relatives of our friends were hosting a party at their restaurant for a completely different family, but since it was a party at their place, they … Continue reading

Basil, Basil Everywhere

Basil, Basil Everywhere

One of the first things I planted when I got my pots and dirt were my herbs: cilantro and basil. I have missed cooking with fresh herbs so badly! These two were the few things that I could grow from seed to harvest before we leave for the States this summer. Unfortunately, the leftover cilantro … Continue reading

A Dusty Recipe

A Dusty Recipe

A week ago I tried a recipe that I cut out and saved to “make” about 10 years ago. Amazing, I know! I clipped it back in the days when I wanted to cook, but didn’t have the time, energy, or money to cook the things I wanted to. I probably would have had more … Continue reading

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns

I have a new understanding for the crown Jesus was forced to wear when he was crucified. Meet the “Crown of Thorns” plant. It grows like crazy here in Cambodia. Its beautiful, and its leaves are long covering the thorns that grow on the stems of the plant. It puts out pretty clusters of spotted pink … Continue reading

Saving the Chili Peppers

Saving the Chili Peppers

We have about 2 square yards of “yard” in the back of our place. It’s overgrown and partially shaded by a neighbor’s coconut palm drooping into our “space.” However, it is the only land I have so to speak, so I was determined to get in there and clean it out to plant something interesting … Continue reading