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In Western Michigan, Salt of the Earth is a Must-Eat

In Western Michigan, Salt of the Earth is a Must-Eat
Last weekend the Hubby and I took an impromptu (as in, picked the city/booked the B&B 10 hours before heading out) trip to South Haven, Michigan. It was quaint, it was quiet, and it was beautiful. The perfect mini fall getaway. On Saturday night, after a 20-mile bike ride that afternoon (seriously, I could barely... Read more »

Culinary tourism? In Chicago, it’s not just for tourists.

Culinary tourism? In Chicago, it’s not just for tourists.
Today’s post is a special treat from Marlena Slowik, the Content Manager over at Zerve. She is a self-confessed foodie, ex-Chicagoan, and evangelist for offbeat exploration. Enjoy! There are two things that I know to be true about the Chicago Food Scene: it’s excellent and it’s diverse. Within a short ‘L’ ride from downtown everything from Ethiopian... Read more »

Our Unsustainable World

Our Unsustainable World
It’s easy to forget how good we have it. When we’re hot, we turn on the air conditioning. When we’re cold, the heat. When we’re thirsty, we drink water – directly from the tap. And when we’re hungry, we go to the supermarket where we purchase products imported from all over the world. Here in... Read more »
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How to Make Amazing Soup (aka Vietnamese Cabbage Leaf Parcels with Shrimp Mousse in Broth)

How to Make Amazing Soup (aka Vietnamese Cabbage Leaf Parcels with Shrimp Mousse in Broth)
As I mentioned here, while in Vietnam I had the opportunity to take a cooking class from Ms. Trinh Diem Vy’s exceptional cooking school. This cabbage soup was not only my favorite dish of the class, but also my favorite dish of the whole trip. There are several steps, but the rich, comforting flavors of... Read more »

Healthy Eating in Vietnam

Healthy Eating in Vietnam
I just returned from the trip of a lifetime in Southeast Asia, including some time in Vietnam. And let me tell you, Vietnam is totally a healthy eating nut’s dream. There are the freshest of fruits and vegetables everywhere, and, even better, the Vietnamese are not shy about incorporating these ingredients into their dishes and... Read more »

Coach Airline Seats: Are They Bad for Your Health?

Coach Airline Seats: Are They Bad for Your Health?
I travel a lot. Between work, friends’ weddings/babies, and an insatiable wanderlust problem, I seem to be always going somewhere. And I love that. However, recently there’s been a concern growing in the back of my mind. We all know that traveling can be tiresome and uncomfortable, especially for those of us who fly coach.... Read more »
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Design Inspiration from Bocas del Toro, Panama

Design Inspiration from Bocas del Toro, Panama
One of my favorite parts about traveling is soaking in the art and design of the different places I am visiting. Perhaps it’s being away from the rushed routine of normal life, or perhaps it’s simply seeing things for the first time, but whatever it is, my mind always seems particularly open – and keen... Read more »

Ceviche, Johnnycakes, and Chocolate: My Three Panamanian Food Groups

Ceviche, Johnnycakes, and Chocolate: My Three Panamanian Food Groups
It should come as no surprise that, in a nation where over 75% of its borders are coastline, they eat a lot of seafood. While there is abundant grouper, snapper, and octopus, corvina is king. And the favorite preparation? Ceviche. Ceviche is a way of preparing fresh, raw fish by marinating (“cooking”) it in citrus... Read more »

Panama: a fascinating little country with a whole lot going for it

Panama: a fascinating little country with a whole lot going for it
I didn’t know what to expect heading out to Panama on vacation last week. Of course, I knew of the Panama Canal. And I knew I needed to be very careful to pick flights to Panama City, Panama and not Panama City, Florida (that would have been catastrophic – can you imagine getting a week... Read more »
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Super H Mart has changed my world (and other tales from suburbia)

Super H Mart has changed my world (and other tales from suburbia)
Last Sunday, the hubby and I found ourselves in unfamiliar territory: the Chicago suburbs. We were meeting some friends for brunch, including the author of the book City of Exiles – coming out this week. It’s the sequel to the Icon Thief, which I loved, and I cannot wait to read the next book. (Yes, shameless plug,... Read more »
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