Tag Archives: food

When a Student Cooks

Having students from all over the world comes with advantages.  One of those is food.  I get exposed to lots of different food.  Today, one of my Turkish students brought me something she made that morning.  It was delicious. Advertisements

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Making It a Meal?

Today’s Perfect Moment is the cookie you see above. It was a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie.  It was absolutely delicious and came with a twin brother.  Did I deserve them?  No, probably not.  Okay, definitely not, what with all … Continue reading

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8 Items or Less

Yesterday’s Perfect Moment is a rather simple one. However, it needs a little bit of context. I remember a comic strip called the Born Loser (created by Art Samson in 1965and now drawn by his son Chip)***. It wasn’t my … Continue reading

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Taking Time for Tea

  When I lived in Japan, one of my students was a rather revered master of the tea ceremony.  On one occasion, my roommate and I were invited by her to participate in one.  It is highly ritualistic and at times beautiful.  It … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

  If you’re still following your New Year’s Diet, look away….run away…close this browser…but make sure you come back later.  When?  Later.  When you are full.  When the diet thing is done.  Later.   For those of you that have … Continue reading

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More Bitter Than Sweet

I’ve been here twice, yet barely scratched the surface.  As I prepare to leave, my mind and soul desperately wonder if I have done enough.  Have I lived and breathed?  Have I left the tiniest of marks on the city? … Continue reading

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Our Last Day On The Bikes

We left the calm island paradise after fueling up on a breakfast which included my favorite Vietnamese coffee and baguette. We headed down river (upriver?) to a floating market.  We also had the chance to see some small factories/home businesses.  … Continue reading

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Ferryboats and Moonshine

Our second last cycling day saw us ride 80kms in the Mekong Delta region.  Unique to any other cycling holiday I have taken–though I’ve only taken one other, was the opportunity to board two ferries to cross the river tributaries. … Continue reading

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Street Food

Our last night in Thailand featured some great street food and beverages.

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The Last Day of Cycling Thailand

We set out from our less than perfect hotel relatively late for a cycling trip.  It was probably 8:30, which felt like sleeping in. Before departing from the area, we had the chance to look around a local market and … Continue reading

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