Reheatza Review

We saw the ads for the Reheatza on TV and thought it might be a good idea for a Mother’s Day gift for my Mother-in-law.  We purchased the Reheatza from the “As Seen on TV” section at our local pharmacy and I decided to put it through it’s paces before proceeding with it as a gift….

RedBull?

I found these cans of RedBull when I was in Vietnam.  I’m used to the blue and red cans in the U.S., but had never seen one like this.  I still don’t know if they are real with region specific packaging or  a knock off. I emailed  a photo to Red Bull in the U.S.,…

Mekong Delta Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken

My friend Shane came to visit me when I was working in Vietnam and I thought it wold be fun if we did a motorbike tour into the Mekong Delta that included a cooking class. We picked up our motor bikes, drivers and tour guide  from Vespa Adventures at the Zoom Cafe in Saigon and drove…

Cricket Spring Rolls

On my tour to see the Coo Chee Tunnels outside of Saigon, we stopped at a cricket farm.  You can get an amazing quantity of crickets by investing in some larvae, egg cartons and banana leaves! When the crickets reach maturity, they are harvested, and then processed by squeezing out the guts (sorry….I couldn’t think of…

Kitchen Stuff

While I agree that versatile kitchen items are best, I’m a sucker for gadgets.  My spouse accompanied me to Sur La Table the other day and we came home with these fun items. The egg poacher was of interest because I recently taught my friend how to make classic poached eggs, but he couldn’’t quite…

Measuring Cube

In addition to cooking, I’ve recently obtained a 3-D printer.  I found this interesting item for the kitchen.  The big well in the top is 1 Cup, it also has 1/2 Cup and all the way down to 1/4 tsp.  It is fun and looks kind of cool in the kitchen! It still needs to…