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Foods from Chile November 17, 2012

Filed under: Cooking trials,Travel — bellsandthistle @ 3:54 am

So my friends the Full Belly Sisters hosted a dinner party sponsored by Foods from Chile.  Here’s the menu – yum!

To start… Chilean EVOO spiced with Merken

First Course…Endive salad with Chilean berries & clementines – isn’t it pretty?

Some nice Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir to accompany the Avocado soup.  Did you know Chile is the #2 Avocado importer in the US?

Main course…Almond and Merken Crusted Salmon

To finish…Cherry Berry Crisp!


Quick day trip to Muscat, Oman August 16, 2012

Filed under: Color Palette,Travel — bellsandthistle @ 5:11 am
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So, I stayed overnight in Muscat.  It felt more like the Middle East than Dubai, but still felt safe. We hired a taxi driver for the day, which was about 45 rial.  We went to the fish market, the mosque, the market and the diving center.  A beautiful city and a quick flight from Dubai.

Here’s a detail from their beautiful mosque, where they welcome foreigners and women.   I used the Sherwin Williams “chipit”…cool huh?