I had heard of tamarind, but really had no idea what it was. As far as I was concerned it was a flavorful ingredient that I usually couldn’t find at the grocery store. I asked my students to name fruits and after banana, mango, pineapple and coconut they said tamarind. They taught me something that day. Tamarind is a fruit! And a stroll through the … Continue reading Tamarind is a Fruit?
I won’t lament the fact that people don’t believe I’m Canadian or that I feel the need to explain that despite my “Eurasian” heritage I’m a third-generation Canadian (or did I just?), but I have noticed a marked difference between how I’m treated vs the waspier looking foreigners. If I’m with the “blondes” in a restaurant or bar, we get asked to have our picture … Continue reading Life as a Non-Blonde Foreigner