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Category Archive: food

Philadelphia Day 3-Nan Zhou and Reading Terminal

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After the morning sessions at the conference, we went out to lunch in the neighborhood to Nan Zhou where they serve an incredible hand-drawn noodle soup. I ordered the House Special Noodle Soup… Continue reading

Only Easy: Corned Beef Hash

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By Misty I. Corned beef hash patties are a classic. Any self-respecting Okazu-ya shop makes this. I prefer making it myself since I like more corned beef than potato. My version is pretty… Continue reading

Only Easy: Anykine Muesli and Hygge

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By Misty I. While learning about minimalism I stumbled upon a Danish term called “hygge.” Have you heard of hygge (pronounced HUE-guh?) The Danish are consistently ranked as the happiest people in the… Continue reading

Day 6–Our last day in Peru

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We started off our last full day in Cusco, with our guide Patricia who took us to Plaza de Armas and explored the Cathedral of Cusco and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus… Continue reading

Only Easy: Reese Witherspoon’s Chili Pie

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By Misty I. To me, Reese Witherspoon will forever be “Elle Woods” from Legally Blonde. My all-time favorite line from the movie is…. Warner: “You got into Harvard Law?” Elle: “What? Like it’s… Continue reading

Day 4 in Peru — Sacred Valley, Cuy, Ollantaytambo

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We had a fresh breakfast filled with local fruits at the Hotel Pakaritampu nestled at the foot of mountains where we stayed after our return from Machu Picchu.  What a great feeling of… Continue reading

Only Live Once: Laplanque, France

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By Misty I. I recently visited France again. I’ve already written about food in Paris, so this time I thought you might like to hear about some dishes from the South of France.… Continue reading

Day 3 in Peru — Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

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We woke up at 3:30 a.m. so we could stand in line at 4 a.m. to catch the 5:30 a.m. bus that would take us to the entrance of Machu Picchu for its 6… Continue reading

Hawaiian Style Cafe–Anna, Lechon, and Lilikoi

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Yay!  I got a text from Anna, a former student of mine.  She is visiting from Portland and had some time for dinner with me.  We decided to go to Hawaiian Style Cafe… Continue reading

Day 2 in Peru — Cusco to Aguas Calientes

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Breakfast was again included at the hotel buffet so we had some eggs and toast in the morning before checking out of our hotel and heading to the hills above Cusco. After stopping… Continue reading