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Jun. 7, 2010 4:10 pm 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2010 4:32 pm
Life is good today. I'll give you a little tour as I make my rounds. We go out the door and onto the steps, turn left and see... This! I'm pretty happy with my little junk container garden and how it's doing. We were thinking that we were going to lose our tomatoe MORE
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Jun. 4, 2010 7:34 pm 
Updated: Jun. 11, 2010 2:29 pm
Just another picture blog to show why I love summertime... Our newest family member: Smokey Lonesome! The table is all ready and rarin' to go... Love, love, love those blue skies... And the way the sunlight catches my wind spinners... I wasn't MORE
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May 31, 2010 6:57 pm 
Updated: Jun. 7, 2010 6:59 pm
Late this afternoon, Bob, Bob(the neighbor) and I ventured to China, foodwise. I have to thank Tao for the majority of the recipes...I raided his recipe box! We got some bad news. Our friend, John Cutshall passed away last night. So I dedicate this blog to his mem MORE
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May 30, 2010 5:17 pm 
Updated: Jun. 2, 2010 8:09 pm
Today, I had no idea what I was going to fix for dinner, but, as I sat drinking my coffee this morning, the wheels started turning (no squeak, but I did smell the smoke) and I got the idea to make a No-Bake Pina Colada Cheesecake. This is an impressive, yet super- MORE
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May 27, 2010 5:20 pm 
Updated: Jun. 4, 2010 1:45 am
Today, foodwise, we traveled to Ethiopia! I wasn't sure what to expect, I thought the main staple would be rice, but I was wrong! Ethiopia is a diverse culture, albeit, a poor culture. Here is an update picture of my container garden. We have already had a lettuce, MORE
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May 20, 2010 6:46 pm 
Updated: Sep. 20, 2010 10:16 am
Tonight was the night for Germany...I think even Super Dave the Girl Cat wanted a bite! On the menu tonight was German Currywurst German Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie) MORE
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May 17, 2010 3:43 pm 
Updated: May 31, 2010 10:05 am
I am sickened! I am outraged! I'm down right pi$$ed off! The pictures you are about to view I hope will make you feel the same way! How any person could do this to an animal is beyond me. I would like to find out who they are and tie them to a tree in the middle of the woods and leave them t MORE
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May 15, 2010 3:29 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2010 3:23 pm
Last week, on Saturday, it was spring cleaning....this Saturday, after a bacon-cheeseburger lunch (we spent 2 hours at Lowe's looking at all the stuff we want to get know...the grown-up's toy store) it was time to get going on the outside!! Of course, dad a MORE
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May 13, 2010 6:31 pm 
Updated: Jun. 8, 2010 6:12 am
Tonight, Bob and I enjoyed a French feast outside on the picnic table! It's getting that time of year that when you turn on the oven to bake something, it completely runs you outside because of the heat! Holy Hot!! On the menu tonight was: Mediterranean Summer Tomatoes MORE
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May 11, 2010 9:55 am 
Updated: May 26, 2010 8:27 am
Just a random picture blog.... MORE
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About Me
I've been married to my husband for over 8 years. My husband is a cancer survivor. We live in SW Washington state by Mt. St. Helens, but I'm originally from Forks, the little town made famous by the Twilight movies. My blog is called Baked Lava and I'm currently cooking my way around the world. I write a monthly column for our local newspaper called Life in an RV and that site is I've had my blog featured in Trailblazer Magazine. I love my recycled container garden and I love to create new recipes. I rarely follow a recipe to the letter, unless it involves baking. My husband & I don't have children unless you count the 4-legged variety...we have 4 of those: Puppa, Sasha, KiKi & Super Dave the Girl Cat. I am a prize-winning nature photographer.
My favorite things to cook
I don't have really a favorite thing to cook, per say...I'm not afraid to cook anything. I've recently taught myself how to can and make bread. I still have no great love of making cookies. I'm getting very well-versed in worldwide cuisine, as I'm cooking my way around the world. I love to create new recipes and rarely, anymore, do I have one that flops, but it does and will happen...the road to hell was paved with good intentions, or so they say. My favorite cuisine in this worldwide culinary adventure has been, so far, Belgium...fantastic food! I also am partial to Vietnamese, Korean, Azerbaijani and Hungarian cuisine...and Middle Eastern food kicks @ss!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is the weekly international meals that I prepare. The tradition is that my blog readers choose what country they would like to see from week to week and I cook an entire meal for 4 people with a budget of $20. Right now I am in the middle of my "Austerity" project where we are solely eating from the freezers and really have to creative to do this and I am making up recipes as I go...I have used a few AR recipes and credit back to them, though.
My cooking triumphs
I've had several of my original recipes published, I've had my blog featured in a magazine, I now write a monthly food column based on my blog for our local newspaper and I'm already one year into my cooking venture of Around the World in an RV. I am a Food Buzz featured publisher, I'm on PetitChef, RecipesUS and Foodista among many, many other cooking websites. I guess it's safe to say that due to my cooking, I have now ventured into the world of food blogging and into a smaller group of us fellow global food bloggers and I've made some amazing friends.
My cooking tragedies
There have been several and there aren't enough characters in the 1000 allotted to list them all down!
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States