Monthly Archives: June 2012

Making English Bacon

One day while working in the heart of Texas barbecue country some English colleagues were lamenting the lack of proper bacon in the grocery stores. After some initial confusion because the store we all used had some very good bacon … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Cold soba noodles with green onions

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Random Food of the Day

Bourbon of another sort – chocolate filled cookies from England.

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2012 Cherry Season at Rurikia

The mild spring this year led to an early cherry season. The tree was at peak bloom in late March, approximately 2-3 weeks earlier than normal. That schedule carried forward and by mid-May the cherries were beginning to turn red. … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

As far as I can tell they are genuine.

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Flip-Flop failure

Too many days in a desert managed to lead to a catastrophic footwear failure, with both flip-flops managing to fail within a few steps of each other. It seems that flexible foam does have a finite life.

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Postcard from the past

After removing a kitchen cabinet I came across the mouse-eaten debris of several decades worth of documents that had slipped between the cabinet and the wall. Most were destroyed beyond repair, but a few things did respond to some light … Continue reading

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