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LONGJI TERRACES: Knock, knock

In CHINA, Guilin, Sights On January 15, 2009 0 Comments

The traditional wooden and bamboo houses in the villages in the Longji Terraces are built on poles. The open, lower level is for livestock and the upper level… Read More »

LONGJI TERRACES: The best bacon and chicken soup in the world

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Guilin, Sights On January 13, 2009 12 Comments

The Longji Terraces (龍脊) are a winding, and sometimes nauseating trip up and down the mountains of Longsheng County (龍勝), roughly a two-hour drive from the city of… Read More »

Millarville Farmers’ Market

In Calgary, Eating / Food, Shopping, Sights On September 10, 2008 3 Comments

There’s a definite morning chill in the air these days, a sure sign of the end of summer. But sunny days are still afoot and some of the… Read More »

DIGBY: Digging the scallops

In Eating / Food, Maritimes, Sights On August 19, 2008 2 Comments

We didn’t actually spend much time in Digby, Nova Scotia — home of famous Digby scallops — because we were catching the ferry from there to New Brunswick…. Read More »

ST. ANDREWS: Farmers market

In Eating / Food, Maritimes, Sights On August 8, 2008 0 Comments

The farmers market in St. Andrews was so much more than I expected. I figured organic vegetables and jams, of course, and maybe some knitted slippers. But this… Read More »

All abuzz about mead

In Calgary, Eating / Food, Sights On July 28, 2008 5 Comments

Mead was the drink of choice for kings, conquerors and knights — and now me! I can now get my very own honey wine from Alberta’s first meadery… Read More »

SAN FRANCISCO: Market hopping

In Eating / Food, San Francisco, Sights On July 14, 2008 0 Comments

This is a bombolini, an Italian doughnut filled with Nutella, and how Jason started his Saturday morning at the Ferry Building. The ferry terminal, which opened in 1898,… Read More »

SAN FRANCISCO: Fisherman’s Wharf

In Eating / Food, San Francisco, Sights On July 7, 2008 2 Comments

Yes, Fisherman’s Wharf is a tourist trap but it’s worth visiting for an hour or two if only to have some fresh seafood and gawk at the noisy… Read More »