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…

Shenzhen – double skin milk

Its been a couple of weeks and a few thousand kilometers since Bayannuur. After that, I went on an epic train journey through Hohhot, Chifeng, Tongliao and Qiqihar – arriving three days and some visible beard growth later back in Hailar. Hailar was basically the three r-s, resting, riting, and running so apart from the…

Recipe: Two minute avocado chocolate mousse

What? Another one? It seems you can’t take two steps on the Internet without tripping over another recipe for avocado chocolate mousse. Some are good, some – not so much. I threw this together without a recipe in all of two minutes, and the result was surprisingly tasty. Of course, I had the benefit of starting with ice cream, but…