Archive for August, 2006

Camping Meals- Your Ultimate?

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

This last weekend, Sweets and I joined our motorcycle friends out camping under the beautiful starry nights of a clear Oregon sky. We’ve been looking forward to this trip for quite sometime and weren’t going to let a bit of jet lag drag us down! Fortunately, a couple days camping turned out to be the [...]

Tales of Japan: Kit Kats!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

My flu is gone, jet lag has been conquered, I am back at home settling in… time for the tales! I remember being all a flutter upon finding dark chocolate Kit Kats during a brief visit to Canada last summer. They were great, a pleasure to find a variation on an old favorite. And a [...]

Home Sweet Home

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

… walking down to our neighborhood grocery store, we couldn’t help but marvel at the delious weather. Its was cool and grey outside, we were walking without sweating- o miracle of sweet miracles! The produce section of Sundance was over-whelming after Japan’s too expensive to buy produce. Our neccessities we grabbed: sourdough bread coffee greens [...]

Japan: General Impressions So Far

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Being a foodie in Japan has been astounding. Its been a fun exploration by taste that hasn’t overwhelmed me- yet. A couple of notes… French Bakeries are everywhere! Cream puffs are very popular and sold refrigerated to keep the cream filling very cold. Tiramisu is another popular dessert flavor. It fits in very well with [...]

Japan: Week One, Tokushima

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

This first week in Japan has been such a fun happy feeling, fuzzy headed sort of week. The humidity is amazingly atrotious, but eh… what can we do but enjoy the air conditioning where found, and fan ourselves silly. One Japanese custom we have picked up so far is to carry a fan and a [...]


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