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Basic curried rice for when you are tired of plain rice

By on March 8, 2013 in Food & Nutrition
Basic curried rice for when you are tired of plain rice

In the Philippines they love rice.  Have it three times a day with every meal.  I like rice also but not that much. Where I am staying now I have access to inexpensive seafood from a “wet market” which is the term the locals use to describe their local market which I guess can be […]

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Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

By on March 4, 2013 in Food & Nutrition
Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce

I like to try out recipes and often make my own variations.  I just tried one recipe for spicy bok choy in garlic sauce.  I follow this recipe exactly and it was so nice I decided I had to blog about it. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-bok-choy-in-garlic-sauce/ Ingredients Original recipe makes 4 servings  (two of enjoyed the entire bowl) […]

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Johnny Walker Scotch In Nice Boxes

By on March 4, 2013 in Beer & Booze
Johnny Walker Scotch In Nice Boxes

I have not updated this blog for a while.  I have not stopped trying great new beers just been busy on other things. I attended a function recently and a bottle of a Johny Walker scotch I had not seen before was place on every table (followed by another and another and another…) I like […]

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My First Banana Bread

By on March 1, 2013 in Food & Nutrition
My First Banana Bread

I have been making my own bread for years. I have a bread machine which I brought to the Philippines from Australia and that has been my total experience in making bread until recently when it broke. I had already mixed all the ingredients using one of the recipes provided in the manual and with […]

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Veldensteiner Wiess

By on November 16, 2012 in Beer & Booze
Veldensteiner Wiess

  Tired this beer in a club in the Philippines. Its a decent beer.  I prefer it to the Edinger Wiess which is also available.  I do like the bottle which I kept.  I like to keep bottled water in the bedroom and glass is much nicer than plastic.

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Another Two Excellent Belgium Beers

By on October 20, 2012 in Beer & Booze
Another Two Excellent Belgium Beers

First is Orval   This is a Trappist Belgium Pale Ale. Next is Mc Chouffe.  A Belgium Strong Dark Ale

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Abbaye And Trappist Triple

By on October 19, 2012 in Beer & Booze
Abbaye And Trappist Triple

A couple of tripples.  The first is Maredsous Abbaye style. Next an actual Trappist from Westmalle. Both excellent beers but the Westmalle was the better of the two  

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Some More Belgium Beers in Thailand

By on October 15, 2012 in Beer & Booze
Some More Belgium Beers in Thailand

These are all Strong Pale Ale’s from Belgium The Bieken actually includes honey in the brewing process but as with the Barbar there is nothing to indicate the presence of honey in the flavor.   As we did not have the Barbar and Bieken at the same time I could not really remember enough to compare […]

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Local Thai Food

Local Thai Food

We keep finding new places all within walking distance of the house.  One of our favorites we simply refer to as “The Bridge” as it is located near a small bridge. They make awesome Tom Yum and Fried Rice.  There is not a word of English to be seen and the owner speaks very little […]

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