Author: Laci

China: Climbing the Pagoda: March 2016

Our first port along the Yangtze was a little village with a fantastic pagoda with ninety-nine stairs to the top. The walk through the town to the pagoda was just as interesting as the structure itself. Starting at the end of the ramp to get off the boat and stretching about a hundred yards were

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Paperback Perils: Half Price Books Sale

I am still working on finishing A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. So I thought you all might like to see my newest acquisitions. I am the type of person that buys more books despite the fact that I have a to-read bookshelf already. As you learned in Saturday’s post a good sale can

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Weekend Wanderings: Farmers Market and Good Coffee

It is another cold Saturday here in north Texas. Not as bad as last weekend but the wind is driving me crazy. But that doesn’t stop us from heading to the a farmers market. Today we went to the Coppell Farmers Market with Bear in tow. He has to stop, smell everything, and greet all

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Foodie Friday: Dill-Chive Butter

I have not done much cooking with fresh dill but the little bit I have done has been quite flavorful (it was called for to garnish a fish dish). In the last TexSelect Farms Grab Box there was fresh dill. To be a bit different I decided to mix the dill with chives in butter

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China: Along the Yangtze: March 2016

There was something peaceful about being on the river boat. We were finally away from the large crowds and constant lights and traffic. Opaque and milky, the greenish-gray of jade, that’s how the waters of the Yangtze looked to me. There seemed to have always been a mist hanging over the river and the shore.

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Paperback Perils: The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Title: The Slow Regard of Silent Things Author: Patrick Rothfuss Publication Date: 2014 Publishing House: Daw Books, INC. I loved this novella. However, it is not one that could be easily understood without having first read The Kingkiller Chronicle. Auri is the sole human character of this book and we are given a chance to

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Foodie Friday: Corn Salad with Marjoram Dressing

One of the things out of my TexSelect Farm Grab Box was fresh marjoram. I had no idea what to do with fresh marjoram so of course I went to my handy cookbook and found a variation of the recipe below. This salad is nice and light and perfect for two people for an easy

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China: Chongqing and the Yangtze: March 2016

Sorry for the delay in posting. Life gets in the way of writing sometimes but I back at it. On our last morning in Xi’an I and two of the friends I’d made in China, that were in the tour group with us, took a walk towards to remnants of the wall that had once

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Paperback Perils: April Reading List

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter. I had a wonderful birthday (no, it’s not an April fools joke, my birthday is April 1st). I have found that I enjoy doing these reading list posts. Without further ado: The Slow Regard for Silent Things By: Patrick Rothfuss This is a short companion novella in

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