Dishing Up a Boho Dress for Fall

Yesterday, we celebrated my son Chase,’s 15th birthday. As we do with all of our kids, we asked him what he wanted to eat for his birthday dinner. To my surprise, he said he wanted a “Guamanian dinner.”  My mom is from Guam and I remember eating plenty of Guamanian dishes when I was a kid.

So I tried to follow in her footsteps and I made chicken marinated in soy sauce, vinegar and onions; Kelaquen (a ground chicken, lemon and coconut mixture); “red” rice made with Achiote seeds; and Lumpia (ground beef and mixed veges wrapped and fried in filo dough). The meal was deemed a success for the birthday boy and everyone else who came to his party.

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Finding Hidden Treasures

One of the things I love about my town are all the little treasures that we will find when we’re out running errands or grabbing a bite to eat. Yesterday, my husband and I were on our way to the butcher’s (yes, our town has a butcher!) when we noticed this instrument hanging near a door down a side street. We’ve both lived in this area for many, many years and never noticed this spot before. So we pulled in and discovered that this was the Wm Mason II Violin Shop, a full service shop with two professional violin makers in house. They make, repair and restore violins, violas, cellos and basses. I was amazed! The shop wasn’t open when we stopped by yesterday, but I loved this little scene and we had to take some pics.

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Ice Cream Run in a Kimono

There are two main things that my stepson, Jack, and I have in common: chocolate and ice cream. We love them and have been known to curtail my husband’s diet many times with our taste for these two heavenly treats. We usually save our sweet tooth for the weekends, but this week, we weren’t so disciplined. Continue reading “Ice Cream Run in a Kimono”