Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Never, Never, Never

Posted: October 27, 2015 in Food, wildlife


Never eat anything bigger than your head… guess there is a reason they are called “rats with fur coats.”

What to do when it is 15 degrees?  Look for  a discount inn.  In this case the Pere Marquette Lodge, built by hand (by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s) the facility features a 50ft limestone fireplace, a terrace overlooking the scenic Illinois River, an indoor pool, and a restaurant.
Of course for cheap-skate moi, the cost is what sold me. The Throwback Eagle Package included a room for two, dinner for two (including a glass of wine), breakfast for two and a guided tour of eagle watching by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Price – a sweet Franklin (plus tax).

Beets me?

Posted: December 30, 2014 in Food, Photo equipment, Photography, University City

I saw this beet on the cutting board and thought, that kinda looks like a mouse — seems Willow had the same feline feeling.
Gotta say it is nice to have a Nikon with a Micro-Nikkor in the kitchen when needed.

OMG Road Food #5

Posted: December 20, 2014 in Food

A frank sounds so unassuming- until you place it in a bowl of split pea soup. This road food gem (!!!???) was served up at Schilo’s in San Antonio.

Road Food #4

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Food
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Loop style
Paul is heading to England where he won’t be seeing this kind of establishment. Ucity Diner. Savory Korean food.  Looking forward to seeing the curry palaces though, right Paul?

Big Sky (Err, Big Pie) Country

Posted: September 11, 2014 in Food, Photography

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Paul is continuing to crawl the western frontier. Didn’t say whether he bought a shirt, had a drink, or ate a buffalo…

Road Food — Part Three

Posted: August 23, 2014 in Food
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Half a loaf is better. When John and his travel partner eat at a greasy spoon or gobble haute cuisine, they always split the entree. No bloat on the boat (or train or plane).

Road Food — Part Two

Posted: August 8, 2014 in Food

Fish and Chips
Nothing to look at here — keep moving. Fish and chips lunch at Goderich Harbour Restaurant.

Road Food – Part One

Posted: August 7, 2014 in Essentials, Food
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The classic downtown diner in a small town — NOT! They are rare my hungry friend. Here is a brief list of options for road-food-itis

  • Carry a snack at all times, preferably one with a smattering of protein. Paul always has three or four cheese cracker packets in his pocket – John opts for KIND energy bars
  • Hydrate. Keep a water bottle in the vehicle, stop and drink on a regualr basis, even if you are not thirsty
  • Trust but verify. The million travel websites and food rating links are not always reliable — you got a mobile phone — call ahead
  • The county seat/town square gambit.  Lawyers and judges (and cops) gotta eat and often demand chow a cut above fast food; look for the court house
  • Keep time in mind. Driving all night is driving into the zone of all-eatries-closed
  • Lastly, plan your day around food. Eat to live, or live to eat, you have to have nourishment to avoid getting hangry

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