Monthly Archives: July 2011

Airline Adventures for Young Men

Our middle son and an old high school friend of his were scheduled to arrive at 8.55 pm tonight.  I had a pot roast, Ryan’s favorite chocolate cake and about 10 litres of mango juice ready for them.  Ryan, a … Continue reading

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Runzas

Raise your hand if you know what a Runza is?  Okay, I bet all of you with your hands up are from Nebraska, or at least the midwest.  Runzas are little stuffed sandwiches inside a slightly sweet bread dough (all … Continue reading

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About that Red Soil

The other day a local farmer came and gave me a consult on the soil in my garden.  As I feared, the red soil is of very poor quality, which is why no squash (not even zucchini!) grow after their … Continue reading

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Cabbage Head & Asian Cole Slaw

It’s winter here so our cold weather crops are doing very well.  Some of the cabbages are ready to harvest, so I thought I’d make one of our favorite recipes — Asian Cole Slaw.  The “secret” ingredient in this cole … Continue reading

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Politics and Crime

I just happened to pick up the independent newspaper in Zambia, The Post, and thought I’d share the first two articles I read.  (The other main newspaper is the government owned Zambia Daily Mail.  The Post is often considered the … Continue reading

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A Surprise and A Long-Distance Thank You

All of our mail is sent to Thom’s department at MSU and then once a week they gather up the first class mail and DHL it to us.   Magazines cost a fortune here (I think I saw a Vanity Fair … Continue reading

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Sugarbush Farm

If you want to just get away from it all for a little bit, have a bite to eat, pick up some fresh organic produce and shop for a Christmas gift, Sugarbush Farm is the place to go.  It’s a … Continue reading

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