Category Archives: Recipes ~ Food

Hunter’s Café

Road trips for us inevitably take us off the beaten path, especially when we ask locals about the best places to eat. Take Hunter’s Café. While stopping in a wine and cheese shop in Darien, Georgia, we noticed a lovely … Continue reading

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Hacienda Cusin ~ Ecuador

“Flowers and plants are silent presences; they nourish every sense except the ear.”    ~  May Sarton While in Ecuador in 2006 and 2007, we traveled with friends who once lived in the country for four years and were returning to … Continue reading

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Expat Friends & Exploring Ecuador

A good companion shortens the longest road.  Turkish Proverb Our travel companions had lived in Ecuador for four years as expats before moving back to the US, where we first met them. Returning to Ecuador for a visit in 2006 … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Stars ~ Star Fruit: A Winter Harvest

It hardly feels like winter here in SW Florida with temperatures in the 80’s, but all that can change and probably will. For now, I will soak and bathe in its healing sunshine and not complain. Our Star Fruit (Carambola) … Continue reading

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Savoring Suckling Pig ~ Balinese Style: Tips on how to Dine

 “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” ~ Anthony Bourdain I’m game for trying the national dish wherever I travel, and making a point to taste babi guling, or suckling pig, while in Bali … Continue reading

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Dining with Purpose ~ KOTO: “Know One, Teach One”

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”   ~ Mother Teresa While in Hanoi, one of our dining experiences was eating lunch at KOTO . KOTO stands for … Continue reading

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Hanoi Street Life ~ It’s all about the Food

“In food as in death, we feel the essential brotherhood of man.” ~Vietnamese Proverb I have an affinity for Hanoi… Especially the Old Quarter. It becomes clear to the visitor… Life on the streets is all about the food. Some … Continue reading

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