Category tropical fruit

Frozen Coconut Limeade

One summer day a long time ago, I was stuck in the Schiphol airport. My flight was delayed again and again. The hours ticked by and I was so exhausted but I couldn’t fall asleep because I was alone. A flight attendant dressed like Judy Jetson walked up to me and said “I have the… Read More

Mango Mahi Larb

I cannot tell you how many different mango recipes we tried before finding one we deemed “mango mania-worthy.” Somehow we settled on a dish called larb, which was a bold move.

Florida Homebrewed Kombucha

My grandma made this stuff she called “mushroom tea.” It was a big jar filled with murky liquid and floating blobs. It certainly raised some eyebrows, and I’m sure that’s half of why she did it. 

Surinam Cherry Sambal

I’ll never forget the first time I tried homemade sambal. Two family friends, Yanti and Irna, were staying with us one summer. We were all stocked up on the ABC brand of Indonesian sambal that’s a staple in our family, but after a month these Balinese girls were craving the homemade stuff they ate back home.