My most memorable moments from 2008 -- From famine in Africa to watching my brother win a medal at the Olympics

It has been a fantastic year. Four continents, multiple countries, many stories, both tears and laughter and everything in between. I'll just touch upon a few of my most memorable moments from the year, the bulk of which I spent in East Africa and traveling around the region. Near Ruhengeri, Rwanda ...more

The Selling of Cute

At the risk of drawing your ire, let me just say this: The little girl on the left is cuter than the little girl on the right. ...more

Celebrate the Olympics in Beijing by Cooking Chinese Food at Home!

While everyone watches the Olympics from China, doesn't it seem like Chinese food should be on the menu? When I wrote about Eating in Beijing, I promised to share some tips about Chinese Cooking for those watching the games at home. I've also found some amazing Chinese dishes created by other food bloggers in honor of the Olympics, so get ready to cook something Chinese! ...more

You're welcome! Your food always looks so delicious. Can't wait to see that recipe. I ...more

Beijing Olympics: The Canadian Experience

I have a sad, sad confession to make - I cannot name a single Canadian who is competing at the summer Olympics in Beijing. I know, it's horrible! I just don't have the Olympic spirit this year - it's been dampened by protests, pollution, and censorship debates. It doesn't help that it's the summer Olympics and I'm definitely a winter Olympics kind of fan (hey I live in a country called "The Great White North" what do you expect?). I have no doubt that I'll be plenty excited for Vancouver's 2010 Olympics but I should be more enthusiastic for this batch of athletes. ...more

You are right, there are wonderful athletes who are competing for all the right reasons, and ...more