Tagged: food

An Ode on the Potato (No Dan Quayle, No e on the end)

If you read this blog, and admittedly not many people do, you know that I like growing my own food. We grown the usuals: tomatoes, peppers, basil, beans and usually some type of squash. But a few years ago we decided to try potatoes, and it only took one year...

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New Restaurant Review: Thai Tyme on Main Street, Peoria

Updated: Thai Thyme is still open! It was closed for awhile, and many of you may have been wondering if it was still open. I know I was. As this is the most popular post I’ve written, I thought I’d let everyone know. Apparently they had water utility issues which kept them closed for...

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The Locavore in Winter … In Peoria: Freezer Edition

The Backstory I’ve written, and certainly posted on Instagram, about our efforts to eat locally and organically, ideally at the same time. And while that’s easy in the summer and doable in the fall and spring, what does one do in the cold winter months in the frozen Midwest? Well,...

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Summer Grilling in Peoria, (Mostly) Locavore Style

We all know summer grilling is one of the main reasons we have summer, right? But summer grilling is even more satisfying when you know exactly where your food came from. In a perfect year I would be grilling at least some of my own vegetables, but if you’ve been...

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Saying Goodbye to Chile Part 1: The Neighborhood

This has all been so sudden, and what with being sick for over a week it’s been tough to say some proper goodbyes. But in the last few days we (we here means Joel and I, Cecile will get to make her own goodbyes in about a month) have managed...

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Pictures from the Ferria (Market)

Still recovering from my double shot of yuck. The cold is “mostly dead”, but so is my GI tract. Just when I thought it was safe to eat again. But we must carry on, so here’s a short but somewhat substantive post. Cecile and I have both talked about the...

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Me, My Parents, Viña & Valpo

And don’t even think of going all grammar police on me. A quick post with pictures, before they kick us out of the lobby for using all the internet (joking, I hope). Thursday in Viña Having brought a run of cloudy, foggy, misty and cool weather with them, and with...

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Boy’s Weekend In: High School Movies, Baseball & More

Cecile went with her friend Sarah to Santiago for a long weekend, leaving us boys behind to PARTY. Haha, you can stop rolling on the floor laughing now. We had thought about going, but I had some work I wanted to try and get done which wouldn’t happen with traveling...

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Elqui Valley Tour Part Two: Pisco & Food

Cooperative Capel Pisco When last we left you, we had stopped in an old village to enjoy the trees, nuts and grapes. Our next stop when back out on the road was to enjoy some of those grapes in the form of the national drink of Chile (and Peru), pisco. There...

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