Yifei is about 14 and stops by for lunch sometimes. He helps me learn Chinese and I teach him English. On a Sunday we cooked rice and beans, and talked about the process in both Chinese and English. It is a good learning experience and good food.
First we went shopping and picked up some ingredients. Then we fried the meat with mushroom and onions. We added some peppers, both Chinese and American. Finally, we mixed the beans and bean juice, which I had bought (already cooked) in the local grocery. While this was going on we cooked the rice. It all was really nice.