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Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant, Seattle, WA

A restaurant review follows, but–first–something that expands the review I’ll be up-front about this: I’ve been looking forward to using the Groupon I bought for Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant a lot more than my husband has. We’re both food adventurers, but … Continue reading

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Beth’s — Seattle, WA

The disclaimer at the bottom of the menu at Beth’s Cafe says it all! Please note that eating any raw and/or undercooked foods, playing in traffic, or running with scissors can make you not feel very good. Part greasy spoon, … Continue reading

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Sumac Jelly

You may remember, one of the things I brought back from my 2010 Food Journey was a half brown paper grocery bag full of Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) that I collected–along with about fifteen chiggers and a bad case of … Continue reading

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A great picture of a cashew apple :)

I found this today while looking up info for an upcoming post. It’s the best picture I’ve ever found online of a cashew apple, the fruit used to make the cashew juice that I often go on and on about … Continue reading

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Yellowstone National Park — NW Wyoming

As you hit the north end of the first park, you basically exit Grand Tetons National Park … and enter Yellowstone National Park! The $25 entry fee covers both, so be sure you keep your receipt. I’d hoped to be … Continue reading

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The Dutchman’s Store — Cantril, IA

I arrived at my destination about mid-morning, and was not surprised to see lots of folks already shopping in The Dutchman’s Store. Yes, gang! My Mecca for this trip was a Mennonite-run general store, specializing in plain and simple goods. … Continue reading

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I found Staghorn Sumac! :)

I read a series of posts recently on one of my Yahoo canning groups about a plant called staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina), one that some people are using in canning. I’ve been fascinated to try it ever since. I already … Continue reading

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Lookie what I found! :)

I didn’t buy it … because it’s considered one of the old unsafe canners … but look at this old Burpee Aristocrat I found: I’d never use it as a canner … and they wanted an antique price for it … Continue reading

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Wanted: Pepper Spies!

I found these imposters at my local produce stand. They were simply hanging around the tomato bin with all the other red and globular fruits, like they were waiting on me to bring Duke’s mayonnaise and bacon home, too. I … Continue reading

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The latest Food Oddity: :)

He wants to be sweet! No! He wants to be dill! No … he’s Multiple Personality Pickle! Multiple Personality Pickle is more just a mascot for now. Honestly, his incessant prattle and inability to make up his mind don’t make … Continue reading

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