Belize: Food and Drink

In my previous post I realized that I really needed more than one post about our trip.  The food! El Pescador has great food.  Breakfast and lunch are offered during set times during the day.  I discovered the fried jacks (or fry jacks) on the breakfast menu, and they are glorious.  I read about them…

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Sawadee Ka!

I just returned from a short trip to Bangkok, Thailand for the APAIE Conference.  The conference was successful.  It is also really great to be able to travel with colleagues who have great vision for the future.  We were able to discuss what and how to improve what we do, and not having the distractions…

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Happy Chinese New Year, Or How to Make Jiaozi

I have very fond memories of the Chinese New Year that I spent in China.  We spent three weeks in Yunnan Province, which is the most amazing area of China, at least of the places I’ve been.  Yunnan borders the countries of Vietnam, Laos, and Burma, and the provinces of Sichuan and Tibet.  Thus, there…

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Crêpe Making

Yesterday the NCAA National Championship in football was on tv, and as most good Southerners do, we rooted for the SEC team: Auburn University.  You do realize the SEC is the strongest conference, don’t you?  Well, you should recognize. Since we’ve been snowed in for two days, my diet has been limited to what I…

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Late Night Snack

Last night after several glasses of wine, we decided that we needed a late night snack.  After looking through the refrigerator, we pulled out a smoked catfish from A Taste of the Delta, Inc.  Unfortunately I couldn’t find a website, but there is a phone and fax.  I bet you could order one, since they…

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Butter Bean Hummus

In an attempt to have a Southern spin on popular dishes, I created butter bean hummus this weekend!  After I made my hummus, I looked online.  I’m not the first to do this, which doesn’t surprise me since you could make hummus out of any kind of bean it seems. But I did vary the…

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Borscht!

The temperature has finally dropped.  After a summer spent indoors and two bouts with the air conditioner (who won both times), the high is now 80 degrees but the mornings and nights are perfect.  October is my favorite month.  I love Halloween, falling leaves, the crisp air at night, hoodies, pumpkins, and scary movies.  In…

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