Category:  Holidays

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Serve Lucky Fish for Chinese New Year

In Holidays, Recipes On January 14, 2012 1 Comment

In This, The Year of the Dragon, Consider Whole Steamed Fish

Chinese New Year is around the corner and cities throughout Asia, including Singapore where I live, are getting ready to ring in the Year of the Dragon…

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Relishing Bali’s Famous “Babi Guling”

In Holidays, Recipes, Travel On December 22, 2011 1 Comment

Nose-to-Tail Cooking Ever Popular in Bali with Whole Roasted Suckling Pig

The “snout-to-tail” whole animal utilization craze has raised the status of pork…

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My Top 8 Cookbook Gift Ideas for Christmas

In Cooking Technique, Holidays On December 15, 2011 2 Comments

Cookbooks Make Great Gifts for the Foodies in your Life (Or You!)

With Christmas fast approaching, if you’re like me, you’re still looking for some great last minute…

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My Updated Cooking App Live On iTunes

In Cooking Technique, Holidays, Recipes On December 8, 2011 Comments Off

Farina’s Asian Pantry App Is Now New & Improved

I developed my App to demystify Asian cooking in the home. I’m thrilled that the Apple iTunes Store is featuring the App in its Lifestyles section. My video below gives a great introduction to what it’s all about:

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Food Connects Every Culture Through Celebration

In Cooking Technique, Holidays, Recipes, Travel On November 28, 2011 Comments Off

Celebrating Deepawali: The Festival of Lights

One of the joys of living as an ex-pat in Singapore is that my family and I get to learn about and experience the holidays of Southeast Asia.

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Tea Smoking Turkey or Chicken for Thanksgiving

In Holidays, Travel On November 22, 2011 Comments Off

You Have To Try This Recipe For The Holiday

We’ve only just tossed our jack-o-lantern and eaten the last of the Halloween candy and it’s nearly Thanksgiving.

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Light Dessert for Valentine’s Day

In Holidays, Recipes On February 11, 2011 Comments Off

Have you made plans for Valentine’s Day yet? This year instead of eating out, I’m going to send my kids out and my husband and I are staying… Read More »

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Dumplings: Symbol of Prosperity for Chinese New Year

In Holidays, Recipes On February 7, 2011 Comments Off

Pork and Vegetable Dumplings Chinese communities throughout the world have been celebrating century-old traditions each Lunar New Year. One of the more popular symbolic customs is making dumplings… Read More »