Mu Shu Pork Homestyle Recipe

Mu Shu Pork is a Chinese vegetables and pork stir-fry that is wrapped in a Mandarin crepe with hoisin sauce. It’s what I would call a Chinese burrito.  This “home-style” version was taught to me by my Chinese girlfriend, who is a fabulous mother, professional and cook!  She simplified this tedious traditional recipe rather drastically,  …

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How Japan Has Taught Us to be Zen

photo by Stephane D’Alu Zen Buddhism was introduced to Japan by a Japanese monk traveling back from China during the 12th Century. Since then, Zen teachings have become deeply engrained in Japanese life and culture. Ikebana (art of flower arrangement), chado (way of tea), and martial arts are a few examples of how Zen Buddhism …

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