Kale, beef, and quinoa stir fry

So, what did the veggie box bring this week? Two cauliflowers, lots of red and golden beets, a giant celery, and lots of lettuce. I’m getting quite good at this – it’s Wednesday and most of it is gone. Thank God, there’s no more bok choy… We did get another installment of tuscan kale, which…

North beef-south beef – carnivorizing about in Shenzhen

When I was first learning Chinese in Taiwan, I remember being told that one of the teachers (who I didn’t know) had become gravely ill because of “wind.” This of course put my imagination on edge – was it pollution? extreme flatulence? They couldn’t explain, and I couldn’t ask. I discovered the answer some years…

Back in Hulunbuir – dry fried beef 干煸牛肉丝

Well, I’m an idiot. My original plan was to take the slow and winding train trip from Shenzhen to Hailar. This was actually two trips, about 28 hours from Shenzhen to Zhangjiakou, and then another 33 hours from Zhangjiakou to Hailar. I did the first trip, and met lots of fun people, including the manager…

Cows in Hong Kong (no brisket)

And… now I am in Hong Kong! If there are two more different places on this planet than Bozeman, Montana and Hong Kong, I have yet to see them. Strangely, one thing that the two places share in common is cows. Let me explain. The way we see the world is situational. If you are hungry, you…