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#MyWritingProcess Blog Tour, A Day in the Life 2

I’m thrilled to be taking part in the #MyWritingProcess Blog Tour, where writers discuss their creative process. Last week, we had the amazing Patty Chang Anker (#SomeNerve) and today, here are my answers. Here’s a little peek into my world. What am I working on? Next month my food memoir […]

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Celebrate National Hot Tea Month with a Wild Tea Brew

  New York, NY—I’ve been a fan of tea and medicinal brews ever since I was a kid in Flushing, Queens. Growing up in a Chinese family, my favorite cha was the red tea po-nay or puerrh, which we drank with dim sum. Since January is National Hot Tea Month, I […]

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Early flowering chickweed

Chickweed, In Flower

Staten Island, NY. With the balmy temperatures we’ve been experiencing in the city this winter, perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised to find tenacious chickweed (Stellaria media) with its corn-like flavoring in flower so early this season. Last week, campus was filled with the tiny green ground cover and its […]


Adventures in UK Foraging

Dungeness, England. I was very excited about our U.K. trip, not just because it was an opportunity to meet future family members and see where Owen grew up, but also for the myriad foraging opportunities. Seaside foraging? An opportunity to see where some of the weeds I love originated? Sign […]

Marsh samphire with lamb and real baby carrots