Monthly Archives: September 2012

Random Food of the Day

Nearly 4 months since leaving Tokyo I finally reached the point of being willing to try a Japanese restaurant in the US. Primed for disappointment, I decided to settle in slowly with a takeaway bento… and found it was comparable … Continue reading

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Pickled Turnips

It has been a fairly good year in the garden for turnips, and production has rapidly exceeded consumption. One answer: pickling them. Start with the trimmed and washed turnips. Peel and slice… Add in a few other items for color … Continue reading

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Tours from Tucson – Bisbee

Just about 100 miles southeast of Tucson and 3000 feet higher in elevation, the old copper mining town of Bisbee is nestled along the mountaintops near the Mexican border. By size the biggest attraction is the closed copper mine (tours … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Shrimp and grits on mixed greens in the Atlanta airport

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Random Food of the Day

Chocolate covered crackers shaped like bamboo shoots.

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What’s right with the United States of America?

In what seems to be on the way to a developing habit, I once again found myself outside of the USA during a political season and was able to watch the antics unfold against the background of a different culture. … Continue reading

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September Spring part 2 – now it’s the apples

First the Moonglow pear, now the apples – Porter’s Perfection, Claygate Pearmain, and Vandevere have all decided to bloom in September.

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