Travel – it’s a mindset!

My 12 year old daughter and I are headed to Japan this summer.  While we are there, we’ll be visiting my 20 year old daughter who is studying in Kyoto for a year.  This is, by the way, my older daughter’s fourth trip to Japan. Yesterday, the little one announces “this will be my first trip to Japan!”  Not my[…]

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Baked Papaya Recipe

Here’s a delightful recipe from the folks at Tahiti Tourisme – baked papaya… Ingredients: 3 Papayas 3 Vanilla Beans 6 Tablespoons sugar 6 Tablespoons Rum 1 Grated Coconut Butter Cut the papayas in half and remove the seeds Place them in an ovenproof dish. In each papaya, pour: 1 pat butter 1/2 Vanilla Bean 1 Tblespoon sugar 1 Tblespoon Rum[…]

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Texas Chili

Weather’s cooling down, kitchen’s warming up!  I love this chili.  For the feint at heart, omit the jalapeno peppers (the chipolte peppers still add plenty of heat). 1 pound ground beef (or ground pork) 2 1/2 pounds chuck roast or boneless sirloin or chuck tender steak, cut into tiny cubes 2 medium onions, chopped 2 large jalapeno peppers – stemmed,[…]

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