Wild Yak from Amdo, Tibet

15 Expressions of Tibet’s Nomadic Life

  Lhago and her husband Tsehua decided to have a nomadic life experience. This summer was the first time my sister visited our nomad family in Tsekog, Zekog or rtse khog (རྩེ་ཁོག Zeku) with Tsehua. Our maternal grandmother was born in Tsekog County, in a yak-fur tent. It’s where my family still has a village […]

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Rained pink iris, unique iris

Photo of the Week: Reincarnated Smiles

Ostentatious smiles, innocent smiles, all smiles have returned in their same seductive splendor. Peonies, irises, roses, snapdragons have re-emerged from their prolonged hibernation. Now their legs and arms are stretched to the fullest. Their blushed faces are on display once again in smiles: in red and blue merged into violet, in red and white joined in […]

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Tibetan Pan-Fried bread with flaxseeds

Test Kitchen–Tibetan Style

Testing takes discipline. Whether you test a new machine’s proper installation, or conduct a design study to see if your end users are satisfied with the Web application that you promised would bring convenience or new experience, it should be usable and useful. Similarly, the principle applies to testing a recipe. It has to work […]

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Losar wishes, Lo sar, Tibetan losar, Losar food, Losar customs, losar 2016, Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Losar 2016

Wishing all Tibetans and friends a very happy Losar 2016. ལོ་གསར་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས།   Below are links to a few stories and pictures that will transport you to the Tibetan plateau and to experience the ancient traditions of Losar (Lo sar, the Tibetan New Year). Visual feast during Losar preparation: During Losar preparation, you only need to take […]

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Tibetan women, losar, Tibetan new year/ lo sar

5 Ways to Experience Losar Traditions

  While a house requires strong pillars to hold its structure one might say, a culture is formed based upon its long-standing traditions, beliefs, art, and customs. Festivals and rituals are windows into rich traditions of faraway lands. My journey home to the Tibetan plateau for 2015 Losar, Tibetan New Year, was a renewal of my […]

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Handmade noodles, Tibetan noodles, Thugba or Thukpa ཐུག་པ, noodle dough disk, Noodle Dishes in Tibetan Culture

ཐུག་པ Home-made Hand-made Noodles

  Like many cultures around the globe, Tibetans cherish our own special noodles. Noodle dishes are, in fact, a staple in Tibetan cooking across the rangelands and lower meadows. We call them thukpa ཐུག་པ (aka thug ba or thugba)  and generally refer to wheat flour noodles. Only those never recorded cookbooks knew when a Tibetan grandmother, who […]

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Tibetan dumplings, food

Tibetan Dumplings Brighten Others

The September sun up in the sky might be fading its strength. But, like the golden splash in my garden, it is a good time for cooking for your loved ones or brightening someone else’s life. I recently talked to Lindsay Christians, a reporter at The Capital Times, about cooking Tibetan food to benefit Literacy […]

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