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That sunset/rise is worth staying a while! :)...very much agree with what Cindy said. To quote my mom, "There's (is that a word?) advantages and disadvantages to everything! :)...it's pretty much a hard knock life right now wherever you are...but there are advantages to wherever you are.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2011 on Tidbits of Thought at Mandachino
How did I completely miss this blog?!!!!! An ENTIRE food blog! I'm just now seeing it! This all looks absolutely WONDERFUL! Well, except the fish:) I'm not a big fan of fish in the first place, I do eat it, but after your description, that would have been enough for me to leave it on the plate too:) Again, thanks for sharing!
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2011 on Who's Hungry? at Mandachino
Great pics in spite of dirty wiindow (: Beautiful scenery. (is that sp correct?) And again, my fav is the one with you and the food!:) It looks really good. Is that a coconut drink? Or maybe just milk based?
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2011 on Inspections! at Mandachino
I SO get that Mandy. I do marvel at the unending supply of flavors! And BTW, I had NO idea you could freeze avocado! Right now, here they are $2 each. Every now and then I treat myself, but now that I know you can freeze avocado, I will stock up in season and not have to ever pay $2 or more for one!:)...and it's one of the healthiest foods you can possibly eat!
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2011 on Dole, eat your heart out! at Mandachino
YUM! I got a purple sweet potato once at whole foods and just baked it like an orange sweet potato. It tasted pretty much like a sweet potato to me. I think it may have been a little dryer. It was good...but I LOVE sweet potatos...especially with a little coconut oil. You have given me a good idea with the coconut milk now. I haven't seen them since then though.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2011 on Purple Pleasure! at Mandachino
What a beautiful quote! Finding balance is a constant effort...lean a little this way...oops going a little too far....lean a little the other...okay now we're back to the middle...:)
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2011 on Keep on Truckin' at Mandachino
Ok so I commented on the last post before reading this one. Pictures can be deceiving aye? I think I have an inkling of understanding of what you are talking about. When I lived in Columbia SC I discovered that I am DEFINITELY a country girl. The traffic, the noise the close quarters...all got to me...BUT...that is not why I left. I met a lot of people that had great influence, positive influence, in my life and had good life experience there. It was even good that I lived for a time among the traffic,noise and close quarters (not to mention several other very trying circumstances). I grew a lot in Columbia. I honestly don't know how long I would have stayed had I not gotten sick. But at the time I was too sick to stay alone. Just before I got really sick I was actually working toward settling in...getting a place of my own and such. (I had always lived with someone else) My mom says, "Life is a trade off" and "There are advantages and disadvantages to everything." I am writing this not to discourage you at all...just to say I think I understand...to a degree anyway...and hope you find peace.;) Re: the quote, "The trick is finding the simple truths that are hidden in the conflicted confusion."...the truth will set you free! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2011 on The Wall! at Mandachino
Lovely! You guys are livin the life! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2011 on Us! at Mandachino
I would absolutely LOVE that!
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2011 on It's Not What You Know, It's Who! at Mandachino
More food!!! Yey!
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2011 on It's Not What You Know, It's Who! at Mandachino
I keep learning more and more about China from you guys...thanks for posting all the great info and stories!
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2011 on Dali Picture Gallery at Mandachino
Lovely pictures...looks like a lovely place!
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2011 on Water, Water, Everywhere! at Mandachino
MORE FOOD PICTURES! YEY!!!!!
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2011 on Dali! at Mandachino
Lovely...just kind-of makes you go ahhhhh:)
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2011 on Pass the City Limit Sign! at Mandachino
Bravery in action! :) I really don't think I could handle the little creatures unless I was REALLY hungry...I've never even tried crawfish!:) I'll eat liver before those little creatures...is that a mental imbalance or what?!:)
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2011 on Farewell Dinner! at Mandachino
I love the pictures of you guys with food! Maybe because it represents a culture a world away:) And maybe just cause I LUV food! :) I hope Joe does great in Australia. Maybe he will visit not too too long after he goes over there and you'll get to see him again.
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2011 on Update! at Mandachino
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May 2, 2011
Sorry ya'll have been under the weather. I do hear that massage is a great cleanser!:)
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2011 on Sick of Being Sick at Mandachino
Oh wow! so maybe all I need is the know-how aye? BTW..I think it is SO cool that you guys conversed for hours in Chinese! what a great accomplishment!
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2011 on Dinner Invite! at Mandachino
I SO wish I had time and knowledge to cook like that! It sounds like health in a bowl:)
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2011 on Dinner Invite! at Mandachino
You know, I recently read an article about some kind of streets or metal poles in the streets or something like that deteriorating from spit in India! Who knew? I think it also mentioned that it was from people who chew things like tobacco and betel nut...but that has got to be a lot o spit!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Every Day Life! at Mandachino
Isn't is interesting that one type of music that so many love can be almost nerve grating to others? But like my mom says about food, there is so much variety of good nutritious food that we don't have to like everything.:) I hope that applies to my taste in music too.:)
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2011 on The Wonders of China at Bruces Abroad
YEY!!!! I'm going to print this out and one day make it!:)
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2011 on Thai Recipes #1 at Mandachino
Hello everyone/anyone who reads this. I have so enjoyed my China friends' blogs and learned so much about China from them that I am creating mine to follow theirs. I happen to have a job that at times allows me time to read and comment on their blogs so I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at In China Vicariously
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