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Herbal Enhancement

One of the best perks of living in Vietnam is access to fresh herbs costing hardly anything.   When my time is finished here, the baskets of herbs with almost every meal is something I will miss.   Here is my latest article or Tuoi Tre newspaper with a link and text following: http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/city-diary/herbal-enhancement-1.74893 Mealtime in Vietnam […]

A Fresh Take On Vietnam – 75 of 365

A simple internet recipe for fried cucumber with purple perilla has inadvertently opened up a whole new chapter to this food journey.   The narrow alleys and crowded streets marking the beginning and end of my long walks around town leave me gawking at the local color more an outsider than all access insider.  Having to […]