Category Archives: Travel

Jammin’ Summer: Wild Blackberries and Feral Plums

There are two summer themes this year—gathering free fruit to make jam, and seeing how little sugar we can get away with using and still call it jam. Ok, sometimes its sauce. But I’m ok with that. I’ve been obsessed with making low sugar jam ever since I served as a judge in the Good [...]
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Food Orgies I’ve Lived Through: Oyster Bliss and IACP in Portland

  You'd think it was the holidays judging by how much I’ve been eating. It’s a little weird when the forced austerity of tax time collides with not-to-be-missed eating opportunities. Credit card bills and elastic-waist pants are usually the result.  No regrets here because hey, this is just how I roll now. Living in the [...]
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Mexico 2: Taxco

When I was in Mexico in January, I stayed in Cuernavaca pretty much the whole time studying Spanish during the week. The weekends were mostly free for day trips and wandering around the city. One day I took a bus with another student and amiga to Taxco, a town in the mountains in the Northern [...]
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Comida and Markets in Cuernavaca Mexico

I'm finally getting around to posting some of my food photos from my trip to Cuernavaca. I lived with a family there for two weeks while I studied Spanish at a wonderful school called Cetlalic How's my Spanish now? Let's just say it's better but I'm more fluent in the food of Mexico than in [...]
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Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

Sometimes it's good to take a break. A break from everyday life, routine, daily paths, and rituals. For me, that's a break from food. Don't get me wrong. I always eat. But sometimes it's nice not to think about it so much. Let others do the shopping, planning, and cooking and just relax and take [...]
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A Tour of Food in Guatemala

Desayuno Tipico–displayed more artfully than most. One of the most delicious (and least typically Guatemalan) dishes we sampled. Available only in the Garifuna town of Livingston, the soup is a coconut milk and seafood stock base with a whole fish, crab, shrimp, squid, and plantains served with a spicy green salsa to stir in and [...]
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I will try to blog from the road if I can download photos. Otherwise, I'll see you in the New Year. If you're looking for holiday recipes, go to Ecosalon. They'll be posting my recipes all month. Feliz las Fiestas de Invierno!
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An All American 4th of July: Sunbathing Cows, Potato Salad, Grilled Peaches, Warm Beaches, and $4.56/gallon gas

Headed up to Gualala for the 4th of July weekend with a bunch of friends. On the way there, we saw something I’d never seen: Cows sunbathing on the cliff right next to highway 1. There were lots of them and we saw them on the way home too. Drought related? Are they depressed about [...]
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More Delectables from New Orleans: Domilise's Po-Boys

Things have been a little nutty around here. Lots of exciting new projects heating up. Not a lot of bloggable cooking going on so I’ll leave you with some more New Orleans food entertainment. This is Domilise’s way out on Annunciation. Our directionally-challenged cab driver had a heck of a time finding it despite phone [...]
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Why not? Everybody else is doing it.

They look good don’t they? When I was thinking about blogging the beignets and chicory coffee at Café du Monde in the French Quarter of New Orleans, it occurred to me that every single food person from IACP probably took the same pictures and that a pretty good number of the people who blog would [...]
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