How to use the Samsung Smart Oven: Making popcorn and not burn them

Instructions: Measure desired amount of popcorn kernels and place inside microwave-safe popcorn maker. I usually make 60g but have recently increased to 100g because I’m upping my fiber intake. Put inside the Samsung Smart Oven. My popcorn maker does not need oil, so I simply measure the popcorn kernels, place in the bowl with the…

Trying out the Aeroprecipe app

So, one of the folks at Coffee Home Brewers shared this app called Aeroprecipe and I downloaded it. I looked it up – it is also a website collecting various ways to use the Aeropress!

No to plant parent-shaming

“I am such a bad plant parent!” “I kill all my plants!” “I have a black thumb.” These are common expressions of lament and defeat from people who have not grown plants successfully. I wonder if these become a self-fulfilling prophecy as well. I mean, could the act of saying “I don’t have a green…

I harvested my first ginger

When the ginger we bought from the market sprouted “eyes” before we were able to use them, I cut off about an inch of these and planted them. I am starting this blog in the midst of a garden reset. I have a abandoned most of the plants to let them die off. This ginger…

Casualty of lockdown: vocal muscle and jaw strength decline

Last week I had my oral prophylaxis. It was a routine dental cleaning, but I hadn’t gone in over 18 months because of the lockdown. Two reasons I am writing about it: The first question the dentist asked me: do you drink a lot of coffee? Ha ha! Yeah my teeth were stained because of…

Crazy Rich Asians: A Book Reaction

I am linking to my old blog called thefictionfoodie, which I created in 2015 and meant it to be the repository of food creations based on literature. I abandoned it after two posts and forgot about it. Here we are now, 6 years later, in another attempt to revive and consolidate my writing. I will…