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The Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam

The Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam

After our eve on the seven seas (or, Ha Long Bay), we had a few hours pit stop back in Hanoi before leaving the northern parts and catching an overnight train to Hue, located in Central Vietnam. Like the tangible difference you’d feel in traveling […]

A Night on Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

A Night on Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

It’s time to tell you about Vietnam.  I don’t typically belabor my travels and try to sum up my experiences in a few posts, but my North to South journey was filled with…well, so much of a little bit of everything, one or two tales would […]

Sunday Somethings

Sunday Somethings

Hello, Sunday. It’s been a hard week.  Getting back into post-vacation swing is always a challenge, but this one…takes the cake. That, combined with the tragedies we are all facing here and abroad, no news to share, but a song that popped into my head, […]

Kimchi and Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Kimchi and Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

It’s so funny how what was once such a hated vegetable is, of late, having its day in the sun times ten.  Brussels are everywhere and, a favorite of mine, I’m eating them up without shame or hesitation. Here’s a new iteration, and I suspect […]

Sunday Somethings

Sunday Somethings

I’m still hopping southward in Vietnam with my girls, but I realized that while I scheduled some recipes to share, I neglected my usual Sunday one-way banter. Lounging around our hotel with some free time, I thought I’d get you up to speed on what’s […]

Custard Breakfast Parfaits

Custard Breakfast Parfaits

Knock, knock. Valentine’s Day is next week. Just thought you outta know. Before you freak out, panic about gifts or not getting restaurant reservations, might I suggest breakfast in bed? I know that February 14th falls dreadfully in the middle of the week, on a […]

Jambalaya

Jambalaya

In case you haven’t looked at the calendar recently, it appears that Mardi Gras is once again upon us.  Perhaps you’ve never given it much of a thought, but having spent 4ish years of my young adult times down in NOLA, it was a date […]

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Well, I’m off on some Asian travels today with Lettuce and Yam, and I’ve admittedly been bit frazzled because, leaving for a two week trip, there is much to be done. Lists are made and one by one a to-do is checked off, and the […]

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

It’s Super Bowl week! Despite the fact that I couldn’t care less about who is playing in the game (because my poor Bills never get all that far), it’s always such a good time because it involves good food, good people and usually a somewhat […]

Sunday Somethings

Sunday Somethings

Hello, Sunday. It’s two days before I leave for Vietnam with my girls on Wednesday, so I spent much of yesterday packing, doing laundry, cleaning up and a bit of pampering so that I’m not rushing around Wednesday morning as an Uber waits outside. I’m […]


Oh, The Places You'll Go

See the World: A Day in Delft

See the World: A Day in Delft

I hope you enjoyed our little walk through the tulips.  I’m still having a hard time deciding which picture to enlarge and frame (because, how could I not?).  What do you think? Anyway, continuing with our travel tale, we left our bikes in Edam and […]

See the World: Our Dutch Tulip Trip

See the World: Our Dutch Tulip Trip

After I don’t know how many years of getting bypassed on the trip wish list, The Tulip Trip actually happened! For years, Lettuce, Tomato and I talked about repeating our Oktoberfest2010 biking Bavaria through the tulip fields of Holland, but boyfriends and jobs, and hiking […]

See the World: Toronto Layover

See the World: Toronto Layover

Trip recovery is hard, and I made it harder with a quick day trip to Chicago on Sunday because I really know to go get over jet lag. With an 8-hour round trip road trip, obviously. Getting back into the swing of not having the […]

Eat the World: Chicago

Eat the World: Chicago

Chicago is a great city for so many reasons, but I think it really stands out on dining. It’s the reason that I left 10 or so more pounds (let’s be real, 15) heavier than when I arrived. Some of it is no doubt age.  […]

See the World: Québec City

See the World: Québec City

Hello!  Let’s take a walk through Québec, shall we? Mushroom and I decided to spend a couple days away from Montreal, and so really early one morning we took the three hour train, and ended up in what only can be described as a fairy tale. […]


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