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Eggs, Nest, Chicken

In Chengdu we stopped at a western-style restaurant for dinner. As we’re traveling we do try to eat locally, especially at markets, but every so often we need to feed the kids familiar food to perk up their mood or just give them a chance to carbo-load on bread or pasta. In this case, we Read the Rest…

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Expat Holiday Traditions

My husband and I are both Irish. We moved to the U.S. in 1995. Since then, we’ve spent only a couple of Christmases in Ireland but mostly, since international travel is so expensive during the winter holidays, we’ve stayed in Seattle. We hosted our first holiday party in Dublin, and so it made sense to Read the Rest…

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Wanderfood Wednesday: Mercado Central Quito

This semi-carved roast pig greeted us as we entered the Mercado Central in Old Town Quito, Ecuador. I had to take a photo for my pig-roasting friends. The market is organized into sections for produce, fruits, meat, fish, poultry, etc. This photo of a produce-seller’s stall gives you a feel for the abundance and variety Read the Rest…

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Wanderfood Wednesday: Cinnamon Rolls in Kona

BigB and I stopped for coffee in Kona on our way to the airport after three really fun days on the Big Island. The Lava Java cafe is perfectly situated on the Kona waterfront for a sun-soaked relaxing coffee stop and some people-watching. BigB, as you can see was more interested in the cafe’s excellent Read the Rest…

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Frittata Salad

Goodbye croutons!!!! This is a great recipe for a fun change-of-pace for summer brunch. Make your frittata with all fresh herbs available in the summer, and add to your salad. You can make your favorite frittata instead of recipe below. Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (1/4 c dry mint) 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves Read the Rest…

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Sweet Olive Oil Quick Bread

Extra-virgin olive oil is the secret ingredient in this moist, dense, lightly sweet cake. Perfect as an afternoon snack or for breakfast with fresh fruit and a cup of fluffy cappuccino. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch salt 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup milk 1/2 Read the Rest…

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Couscous Salad with Olives and Feta Cheese

Couscous is a nice change of pace from rice or pasta plus it’s easy to make. Here I combine it with a simple dressing and some vegetables for a vegetarian entree. Ingredients 2/3 cup couscous 2 cups boiling water 1 cup chopped seeded cucumber 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup sliced pitted Kalamata Read the Rest…

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WanderFood Wednesday Cherry Clafouti

This cherry clafouti recipe, also know as clafouti aux cerises, is the most well-known version of the traditional puffed French custard cake. In France, it is customary to serve clafouti with cherry pits intact. For ease at the table, and to ensure dental safety, make sure to pit the cherries or forewarn your guests of Read the Rest…

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Wanderfood Wednesday Raspberry Lemon Vinegar

Summer is finally here and it is time to start reaping the summer harvest. Berries are in full swing so grab flat of raspberries from your local farmers’ market and make some raspberry jam or darn I say, raspberry liquor for Christmas! We have been using beets in salads with the beet greens added. Tossed Read the Rest…

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Wanderfood Wednesday Cauliflower Tabouli

This recipe is provided by Rosangela at Seattle Catering This is a fresh and very light version of “tabouli.” The taste is terrific and versatile. You can use any of your favorite dressing recipe. Great salad to have in the fridge in the summer. If you want to last 3 to 4 days in the Read the Rest…

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