I’ve missed you all! In case you were wondering where I disappeared to, I’ve been waiting for my little girl to arrive, which means channeling all my energy into playing with my little boy and going on our last few coffee whip cream dates, snuggling my hubby, and resting as much as I can and wondering every day if little girl is going to come today. Continue Reading
Dom and Rocco were making a tower of wet sand as tall as Rocco, and I had been laying out next to them, smiling at my handsome, tan Thai boys as the gentle emerald waters of Ao Nang in Krabi, Thailand lapped on the shore behind us.
Dom had never seen or heard of broccoli growing up. Broccoli is a foreign veggie and never made it to his little town of Sukhothai, Thailand.
When he was 12-years-old, his grandma bought broccoli for the first time from the market and made it for dinner. Continue Reading
Even though it was so insanely hot on our last visit to Thailand in March, there was a huge benefit to going during the most intense part of Thai summer—we were in golden, sweet, sticky heaven since succulent Thai mangos were in season.
We were at a pit stop on our way from Krabi back to Bangkok eating at a popular noodle stand with Dom’s mom, sister and two friends. Even with a fan lazily spinning next to us, and being somewhat in the shade from the canopy above us, sweat still was dripping down my face and oozing down the back of my legs.
The only time I’ve seen my Thai mother-n-law in the kitchen in Thailand is when she was getting bowls from the cabinet and forks and spoons from the kitchen drawer to use with the food she bought from a street vendor on her way home from work.
It. was. so. hot. 110 degrees with 87 percent humidity hot.
We were in Bangkok sitting inside a restaurant chain called Kin Kao Kin Pla, which is what my Thai hubby calls a “hiso” restaurant (hiso means high society, but we consider hiso restaurants in Bangkok anywhere that isn’t a street vendor and in an air-conditioned building). Continue Reading
I grew up in the South where everyone drinks sweet tea. I never liked it at restaurants though, and loved my grandma’s, mom’s, and aunt’s sweet tea versions best.
Growing up in Thailand, grilling out with the family during the summer was not something Dom did as a kiddo or adult. In Thailand, if you want something grilled, you just walk out your door, and sniff out a street vendor nearby grilling something spicy, and mouth-watering, and buy it. Why grill it yourself when it’s so cheap and delicious to just buy it on the street?
“Do you eat Thai food every day??”
Many of my friends ask me that after they find out I love making Thai food for my Thai hubby. And I’m sure many of you also wonder how our daily meals end up looking with an American girl, Thai hubby, and Thai-American son around. Continue Reading