Category Archives: Recipes ~ Food

Summer: Mango Mania

Call it mango mania. It’s July and the mangos are ripening. Textures, tastes, and aromas are embedded into our senses and pores. And now, we watch and wait. Not only our trees, but our neighbor’s trees as well. Our bicycle … Continue reading

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Summer: Searching for Conch

On a recent trip to Cat Island, an out island in the Bahamas, we sought out directions on getting to the windward side of the island. Apparently there were several routes and as it turned out, the road we chose … Continue reading

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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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Sambusi’s Two Tables ~ Zanzibar ~ A Cultural & Culinary Experience

Zanzibar is an island recognized for growing and exporting African spices. With its mysterious alley ways, known for their ornately carved doors, Birka-clad women move silently through the streets while loud speakers call faithful Muslims to prayer. An array of … Continue reading

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Mom Caught a Whopper

Beautiful, gorgeous day. Blue skies, gentle breeze and mild temperatures. Perfect day for boating and fishing. WOW!! On my second cast I catch a nice size sea trout, with out tangling my line or losing my fish while reeling it … Continue reading

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Magic Carpet Ride ~ Part II: Hot Air Ballooning over the Serengeti

I feel safe. I feel secure. I feel warm. A blast from the whisper burners emits enough heat to take off the morning’s chill. We are told that cool mornings create calm winds, ideal for ballooning. The twin balloons in … Continue reading

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Party Crashing ~ Laotian Style

While staying in Luang Prabang, Laos, we hired a river guide to take us up the Mekong in his long boat to visit a small Buddhist monastery. Our arrangement was for him to pick us up in an hour at … Continue reading

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