My Virtual African Loop makes its side-loop. That will mean a stroll through ancient cities: Bethlehem and Jerusalem in Israel, Petra in Jordan.Continue reading “VAL: Israel”
So I tried fava bean falafel, and I was … underwhelmed.
So I tried another recipe: Egypt Arabic Salad.Continue reading “VAL: Another try at Egyptian food”
Okay so, Gringita, you made it to (virtual) Egypt.
And there’s a Conqueror challenge set in Giza. And you usually do the challenges, don’t you?Continue reading “VAL: Did I say Egypt?”
Okay before I quite make it to the other border amidst all the travels that intervened, I am way, way overdue to make something for Ethiopia on the Virtual African Loop.Continue reading “VAL: Berbere Chicken (Doro Wat)”
(Original itinerary: Helsinki Finland)
(Secondary itinerary: Stockholm Sweden)
We’re not getting to either of those countries after all. Don’t get me started on that. My heart is still broken and although it’s still been lovely in it’s own way, I should have cancelled, saved my PTO time, and gone some other time. I waited 5 years of dreaming and 2 years of COVID travel restrictions. I could have waited longer for the trip I wanted to go on.Continue reading “May 1: At Sea @PrincessCruises”
(Original Itinerary for this day: St Petersburg but well obviously not now. We weren’t planning to get off there anyway just because tensions and now… we’ll certainly not.)
(Secondary itinerary: Tallinn, Estonia, also no longer on the itinerary)
This wasn’t on the original itinerary at all. I think it’s truly serendipitous. Among the best days of the trip!Continue reading “April 30: Zeebrugge, Belgium”
Lots of this region’s recipes are some form of porridge made from white cornmeal, or a mashed paste of a vegetable I’m unlikely to find here.
All of those get skipped.Continue reading “A Kenyan-Inspired Meal”
There in the back of the fridge, the remaining apples from the last time I made strudel, were languishing.Continue reading “Apple Tarts”
There were plenty of leftover veggies from the pot roast the other night. The roast itself, not so much.Continue reading “Cameroon and American fusion”