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Shrimp and Grits

When you hear shrimp and grits in the same sentence, it doesn't sound too appealing.  Trust me, it is. One of the ways I’ve been spending my time here is cooking.  With such a minimal kitchen, it has proven a bit challenging to make certain meals.  That said, it’s always fun to try to improvise. … Continue reading Shrimp and Grits

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A Short Tale of the Cooking Fail

Today, I failed.  I've had things go wrong while cooking, but I could usually improvise and fix them as I went along.  It’s really the most shameful fail I've had.  How bad could it be, you ask? Allow me to elaborate.Lebneh (leb-nee) is a Middle-Eastern cream cheese, only not as thick as American cream cheese. … Continue reading A Short Tale of the Cooking Fail

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Zimbabwe, Zambia, High Tea, and Baboons…

Only a few short minutes after we landed on the runway, we didn't move far before finding our parking space on the tarmac. The airplane doors flung open and we slowly made our way stepping down the portable stairway.  So this is what Zimbabwe smells like? I’ll take it. Delicate floral aromas mixed with dirt… Continue reading Zimbabwe, Zambia, High Tea, and Baboons…