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Feb. 27, 2010 10:36 am 
Updated: Feb. 28, 2010 7:43 am
I just wanted to share some of my favorite photos with everyone....I hope you enjoy! MORE
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Feb. 24, 2010 5:31 pm 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2010 1:31 am
Tonight we travelled to Russia and the Ukraine...if not in body then in spirit and what a spirit that was! This is the vodka I chose for tonight's feast. Anyone with the audacity to call it Effen vodka, put it on a label and slap it on a bottle earns my respect. I know it wasn't technically fr MORE
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Feb. 23, 2010 5:31 pm 
Updated: Mar. 11, 2010 1:16 pm
Last night was an omen of things to come as I watched the clouds rolling up the Columbia River. We have had beautiful weather the last week with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60's. But the clouds grew darker and darker and kept rolling on over, no matter how hard I wished for them t MORE
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Feb. 22, 2010 8:51 am 
Updated: Mar. 7, 2010 8:44 pm
This blog is dedicated to Ken from CA...this is his Root Beer Pork Chop recipe! As a lot of you know, I don't like pork in any form excepting sausage, ham and bacon. It's been 40+ years and I have despaired from ever finding a pork chop recipe that I actually LIKED! Bob, my husband, however, l MORE
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Feb. 20, 2010 12:06 pm 
Updated: Mar. 7, 2010 11:34 am
This morning, I watched my husband walking back from where-ever he had walked to and noticed that this guy IS looking pretty skinny. We had to run to the grocery store this morning to pick up root beer for dinner tonight and supplies for the next few days. The sucky thing about RV livi MORE
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Feb. 19, 2010 4:41 pm 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2010 1:48 pm
Today, we had Korean for a late delicious! I had some preconcieved notion that Korean food was fiery hot, and while I'm sure some dishes are, these were not but they were oh, so good! Korea was united until 1948 and that's when it divided into 2 completely different states: North Ko MORE
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Feb. 16, 2010 8:19 pm 
Updated: Feb. 22, 2010 12:44 pm
Tropical Banana Pancakes w/Scrambled Eggs & Bacon Tropical Banana Pancakes with Scrambled Eggs and Bacon....makes 4 pancakes 1/2 cup flour 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons rum extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg pinch of salt 1 tablespo MORE
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Feb. 16, 2010 7:12 am 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010 4:25 pm
You start out with hamburger....brown this up and drain the grease. Next slice some of these.... and chop up some tomatillos... Then, mince garlic and a seeded, deribbed serrano pepper... Dice half an onion... Coat the bottom of a baking dish with non-stick spray an MORE
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Feb. 15, 2010 7:46 am 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010 4:22 pm
Weekend at the Beach I wanna go! Puppa on the beach. My evening walk on the beach. The beach is like a regular road with a 25 mph speed limit. Seaweed! Seagull convention! Tide's coming in... The beach road... This is what MORE
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Feb. 10, 2010 6:09 pm 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2010 10:32 am
 Tonight was all about a Moroccan marketplace...that was my inspiration. I was lucky enough to see a travel show about Morocco during the last week and it was rather fascinating. I think I want to add seeing Rabat, Morocco's capitol city to my "bucket list". I made a vegetable curry,… MORE
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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