Our Trip to Chile

I just got back from the most incredible vacation in South America.  The people, the culture, the beauty… it was overwhelming!

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Swarm!

I haven’t mentioned the garden in over a year.  That is due in part to the fact that I no longer live on my parents’ property where we keep the 100 square foot garden.

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Macaroni and Goat Cheese (GF/Cow’s Milk Free)

I am still feeling miserable today and am home with a horrible head cold, fever and headache.  It is a beautiful day outside (sunny/73 degrees) and I am feeling sorry for myself (making macaroni and cheese).

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My Cure a Cold, Pho Ga.

I have that nasty once a year summer cold that ruins all of your plans and makes getting work done a trial.  A lot of us Midwesterners go straight for the chicken noodle soup recipe.   I go to my favorite soup recipe, the one that I can eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and late night “Iprobablydon’tneedtoeatrightnowbutwhattheheythisismyfavorite” meals.  Vietnamese pho cures all.  And for Vietnamese food I either order from my favorite Des Moines restaurant, A Dong, or I go straight to any recipe from Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen.

Pho Ga – Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

Pho Ga broth simmering on the stove.

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Is it football season yet?

Maybe it’s because it’s so hot and humid that the paint is starting to curl.

Maybe it’s because I’m dying to wear my fall clothes to work.

Maybe it’s because I’m itching to make cornbread, squash and stews.

Maybe it’s because my girlfriends are having difficulty adjusting to their boyfriends’ football season ticket package.

Maybe it’s just because.

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