Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Hawaiian Salt

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Immediately after buying our overpriced box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts, I regretted not sharing a more unique Hawaiian souvenir with my friends and coworkers. I had fanciful images of bringing home clusters of apple bananas, branches of rambutans, wedges of sugar cane, and bundles of lychee to pop in our mouths. The chocolates were [...]

Champagne Float Hawaii Style

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Our vacation studio in Kailua was near perfect- just steps away from the beach, included wi fi, a near by restaurant and deli, fresh brewed coffee at our finger tips, and yet? the proximity of island fruits was making me miss my blender dearly. I love fresh fruit, don’t get me wrong, but succulent pineapples, [...]

A Savory Trip to New Orleans

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

As our plane descended into New Orleans, the cheers of football elation became more and more pronounced? the Saints game was broadcast over our flight radio, surreptitiously we noted as it was sponsored by a competing airline. Near disaster was met as our plane landed within minutes of the close-call game ending. scurrying to the [...]

Back in the Snow of It

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Beignets, grits, crab hollandaise, and Pain Perdue for breakfasts. Oysters, boiled shrimp, hushpuppies, alligator crawdad sausage and more oysters for snacks. Dinner also involved tastiness. Not counting the oysters (swoon), there is one food item I am still thinking on, which we were pulled to without foreknowledge, under trust of our wonderful dining companions, and [...]

New Orleans Weekend Binge

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Sweets and I just made plans to head to New Orleans for the holiday weekend. It’s a good exercize in being spontaneous! We’ll be staying in the French Quarter and likely roaming out from there. Any last minute suggestions? ps- have never been before!

Tales of Japan: Collectable Sushi

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Our first weekend in Japan, we took to the car and headed south to the surf town of Shishikui. We stopped briefly to grab a drink and a nibbly at a convenience store, where I spied these boxes of collectables in the same aisle as the candy and chips. For 100 yen, a box from [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Vacation Touchdown

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Want a fun tip to make your in meal flight a bit more entertaining? Ask for a special meal option. Sweets did the ticket arranging and put us both down for the kosher meal option. This was the first time trying airline kosher- it gets a thumbs up. Additionally, having a special meal means they [...]