Category Archives: Food

Stick a fork in me

  I delivered the last loaves of the bread project to my customers two weeks ago. And today I delivered the last of the birr to Our Father’s Kitchen. So that makes me officially done. The project certainly was a much bigger … Continue reading

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Bonne année et bonne santé

Phase two of our tripartite winter holiday: New Year’s in Strasbourg. The weather was cold and there was snow on the ground. We sampled the things that France is famous for: great food, shopping, art The shopping district was beautifully decorated … Continue reading

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Joyeux Noël

From Dubai, Alekka and I flew to the Frankfurt airport where Andreas soon joined us from Cairo. We picked up our rental car and made a run for the French border. We got to Mulhouse in time to visit the Christmas market (vin chaud!) followed by a … Continue reading

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Cookies loved and lost

I invited some ladies who bake over to my house last Sunday for a cookie exchange. We drank mulled wine on the front porch in the afternoon sun. December in Ethiopia is very pleasant, just like all the other months … Continue reading

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Lights out

Alekka filming a cooking video at home on “how to bake bread” for her Spanish class. Papi, encender el generador! Yup, this is pretty much how the baking has been going lately.

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Quaker cheese

Before tourism took off in this region, the most profitable industry was cheesemaking and the biggest employer was the Monteverde cheese factory. This morning we took a tour of the factory. Unfortunately the particular varieties they were making today didn’t … Continue reading

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Monteverde

After two nights in San José we took a bus up to Monteverde. This small town on the edge of the rainforest makes a good base for sampling a variety of tourist attractions. We went to the frog habitat and … Continue reading

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I love L.A.

We lived in Los Angeles for five years when I was in graduate school, and I just couldn’t wait to get out of there as soon as I passed my doctoral exams. I’m having a hard time remembering now what … Continue reading

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5:2

I know that for many people there is nothing duller than a diet blog. If you feel that way, I recommend you just skip this post, and I promise I won’t talk about it again for a long time. But … Continue reading

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My big fat Greek glendi

At Andreas’s birthday party last January, one of our Varnero neighbors brought up how much she loves the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  Did we have a copy of it?  Yes.  Could she come over some time and watch … Continue reading

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