Wallace Collection, London

After my quick stop at the Selfridges, I walked to Marylebone and had lunch at Pachamama Bar+Kitchen.

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That’s a Wrap – Munich, Germany

Sorry for the absence in the past month. I’ve been busy – had friends visiting from the States, and passed my Portuguese A1 exam.

Now that I’m back. First, I would like to wrap up the Bavarian/Salzburg trip from last autumn, which is long overdue. Then I will write about my spring week in London, visiting friends and seeing a couple of shows on the West End. Then a dinner at the ONLY Michelin-starred Japanese/Portuguese restaurant in Portugal, and recipes of course.

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Yellowstone National Park – Mud Volcano

The area was strewn with pungent rotten egg smell.

“It’s good for your health” – my friend remarked as we were getting out of the car.

Oh good. Inhale…exhale. Continue reading “Yellowstone National Park – Mud Volcano”

Rennes, France

Opening any guide book of France, you won’t find much information on Rennes. This is because the capital city of Brittany suffered a great deal duringĀ World War II and much of it had to be rebuilt.Ā A fire in 1720 also destroyed most of its timbered houses, sparing a few.

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Salon International de l’Agriculture, Paris

The day we went to Salon International de l’Agriculture, it was pouring down with rain. Anticipating a large crowd – beingĀ that it was a Saturday – we opted for an early start.

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Big John’s PFI, Seattle

Who would have thought that rummaging through an old dimly lit warehouse could be so much fun?

At Big John’s Pacific Food Importers, you’ll find aisles of specialty food items such as Hazelnut Spread from Italy made with Arcacia honey and Piedmont hazelnut;Ā Cream of Almonds from Sicily; orĀ CrĆØme de Calisson from Aix-en-Provence.

Shelves of olive oils fromĀ France, Italy, Morocco or Spain. Continue reading “Big John’s PFI, Seattle”