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My friend Sarah and her boyfriend Gavin have a smoker, and she invited me over to smoke something on a lovely saturday afternoon. If you'...
In a rather fortuitous manner, I have returned to blogging. As I attempted to 'add' a friend on my facebook account today, I got a...
I finally found a tin of Salted Anchovies in the basement bulk produce shop at the St Lawrence Market. Wooooo!! I was so excited and ap...
Safe in Hong Kong
This was our first glimpse of this beautiful mountainous land. I am currently in shock. Riding a double decker bus across the city north to...
We woke up this morning in Hangzhou It is so warm and wet here. We were soaking wet from head to waist within an hour. We had breakfast at...
The Secret Garden
This friday I found a secret garden. There is an old abandoned apartment building in my neighbourhood. With tall pillars and old stained gla...
Thanks for the net Diana!! Despite it and a full body soaking in muskol I still managed to get two huge mosquito bites that night
Kombucha's origin is loosely traced to 220 b.c. China. This does make sense as the word 'cha' is mandarin for Tea. Although, i...
Amelia does Italy
While browsing at the library last week I came across a cookbook from The River Cafe. For any non foodies reading, the River Cafe is one of ...
Three Gorges Dam
Pruned surroundings. Very nice washrooms. (rare) ...
On the train to Yichang, this little jelly roll's ...
Food poisoning sucks
Thanks for the net Diana!! Despite it and a full b...
Lunch for .45 cents
I wanted to buy this !
Fridge? Hell naw
Larvae? I wanted to try them but wasn't sure how t...
Sleeper train to Yichang
Lunch in Xi'an
Me reading the colossal menu Yes looking like a f...
Sides to pair with the duck. Radish, cucumber, min...
The duck being carved table-side
Et voilà! Expertly expertly presented.
Super paper thin steamed wraps to go with the duck...
Signature dish. Braised spiky sea cucumber. I had ...
Lemon ice palate cleanser (?) that came with my se...
Suprise peach sorbet for dessert ! Followed by plu...
Plums! They were so delicious. Look at the wacky d...
The most adorable baby ever. Petit saucisson. I to...
Boo channeling Marky Mark while journaling on the ...
The Great Wall
Look at the spectacular view!
Alot of the wall was broken and crumbled.
A break in the clouds
Boo and her friend had this inside joke to dress u...
Communal lunch post hike
The group !
On the way to the great wall
Suck my fried bread. I need some vegetables
Train to Beijing
Dinner. Sausage and lettuce. Mine had a fly on it ...
That cute little boy in the corner kept trying to ...
Boo fell asleep with her shoes off (?) And when sh...
It's 2am. Everyone was still awake. Smoking like c...
This is Boo laying with her legs underneath the se...
The Grand Hyatt Shanghai
View from the 56th floor hallway looking down to t...
We got a table at the bar on the 86th floor to rel...
You can't see in the photo but the city buildings ...
Chocolate fondue and desserts
Sneaking a foolish photo without the servers notic...
Safe in Hong Kong