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First of all >>> Dr. Yang, Nicky, Jon, and Javo all got back from South America last week! It’s great to have them here again as they were well missed. It was strange without them at the center for so long (about three weeks). The South America Summer Camp they organized was successful, good news to hear.

Here some other stuff that’s going on >>>

We finally got a decent amount of rain (though we could still use a lot more)! It was enough to fill up the stream at the bottom of our property for the first time this season. These photos were taken at the bottom of the property in the spot where we walk down to before running back up.

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Along with the rain, a nice vista.

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Here’s a pic of the start of a stir fry I cooked one evening. Javi started taking pictures of the colors. The picture isn’t good enough to get them across. I added sweet potato noodles, soy sauce, stir fry sauce, oyster sauce, garlic, ginger, lemon, cabbage, carrot, celery, onion, and bell pepper. I was going for a pad thai like dish but was missing the tamarind and added too much oil. It need a little more sour or tang, but it must have been tasty because it went fast. Thankfully I still have lots of cooking practice ahead.

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While the guys were gone in SA, we ran out of bread. I guess we had some bread makers laying around so Michelle made a bunch of loaves for everyone. Good stuff, there’s not much left.

Also, I’ve begun to experiment with pickling/lacto-fermenting veggies from the garden. Here’s the first batch of daikon root. It’s a bit too salty but the texture was nice and crisp like pickles. This will be a good way to get some nutrients, probiotics, and save some money rather than needing to buy similar foods. We’ve ordered some unrefined sea salt so we can continue trying it out.


2 Responses to “Happenings”

  1. Mary Says:

    Hi Kyle,

    Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday ( a few days early) I enjoy following your blog, and sometimes envy your lifestyle there. I especially enjoy reading about your food &cooking adventures. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks Mary, hope you’re doing well!

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