Nail Shop Eats

Vegetable/Herb Spring Rolls for Summer Fest 2009- Share your recipes, garden tips & stories

Vegetable/Herb Spring Rolls for Summer Fest 2009- Share your recipes, garden tips & stories

A new blogging event has just launched and this time, it’s a fun, free for all celebration of Summer’s bounty! Started last Summer by Margaret Roach of Away to Garden and Deb Puchalla, which was called Food Fest, lovers of everything fresh, delicious, and/or from the garden shared ideas and recipes from across the globe. Last summer’s event was a cross-blog event where they would announce a food or “crop” in advance and they would then swap recipes, growing tips, lore and whatever else came »

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Nail Shop Eats #3- Kumquat Tea to soothe salon anxiety

Nail Shop Eats #3- Kumquat Tea to soothe salon anxiety

There’s been way too much drama at the Nail shop over the past few weeks and my nerves have had it with my staff of 12 emotional cosmetologists , at least 4 of which always have their PMS cycle fall during the same week! It’s times like these that make me just want to hire male manicurists just to avoid the monthly overlap of menstrual cycles.

Unfortunately, female customers aren’t comfortable with the idea of having a male perform their Brazilian bikini wax (ouch!), so »

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Nail Shop Eats #2 -Bun Bo Hue

My last rant about Mom’s nuoc man noodle party seemed to fuel her real flame. I thought all was said and done after the fish sauce initiation episode at the nail shop, but now this woman is really afire. I’ve seen her bring some crazy meals into the shop, but today had to top it all off.

Mom reminded me that she was coming a little late because she was bringing her bún noodles again. OK, fine. We’re not gonna debate over this again. Although »

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Nail Shop Eats #1- Mom’s famous fish sauce and noodles

Nail Shop Eats #1- Mom’s famous fish sauce and noodles

Everyone’s talking about Mom’s Nước Mắm, fish dipping sauce. Now that she’s hired 3 newbies all at one once, “it’s time”, Mom says to bring her beloved fish sauce that all the staff veterans have been raving about.

Like any initiation or hazing event to deem yourself worthy of entrance into an elite club, our nail shop has it’s own similar introductory ritual. Rather than proving yourself worthy by performing lame & humiliating acts , joining the nail shop club of Viet manicurist »

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