Monthly Archives: May 2012

Summer is for Salads ~ Try Quinoa: Soul Food of the Andes

Yes, summer is on our minds: Sun, Shade, Sand, Shells, and Swim ~ you get the picture. However, for us foodies , summer means salads: fruit, pasta, vegetable, etc. One salad that I have discovered is a great addition for all … Continue reading

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Foot Stomping, Cardboard Hats and Catch Superman if You Can ~

Traveling can be so serendipitous! When you least expect it, you just show up at the right time and you weren’t even invited. But glad you’re there. The plan was to drive the short distance from Otavalo (Ecuador) to Cotacachi … Continue reading

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To the Mothers of the World ~ I Pay You Tribute

There is a universal bond that we mothers have, the instinct that connects us together even if we can’t speak the same language.  The language of motherhood is, after all, the same. As I review photos of our travels, pictures … Continue reading

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Luang Prabang, Laos ~ Buddhist Monks: Alms Giving Procession

We awaken at dawn to the sound of a distant gong. The air is crisp and misty with fog.  From the balcony, we watch as processions of Buddhist monks leave their monasteries and walk through the streets collecting alms from … Continue reading

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