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Vacation cooking

Many people go on vacation to escape the everyday, including cooking. They go to luxurious resorts or hotels and eat out daily, sometimes for all three meals.  The Soup-er family doesn’t do that. Ever since we’ve had children, we have … Continue reading

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Europe part 1: Portugal

Ah, Europe.  Like an old friend, She welcomed me back this summer with magnificent scenery, delicious food and friendly locals.  Now, Mr. No Nom de Blog will be quick to call me on my selective amnesia and remind me of … Continue reading

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Summer travels: the 411

In June, after months of planning, we finally jetted off to Europe.  The last time we were in Europe was five years ago in Paris when Soup-er Boy was just two.  That was a long time ago… and before I … Continue reading

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Home again.

Another vacation, another long posting hiatus. After all the airplanes, trains, cars, subway, buses, and achy feet, we are home again.  This time it was a whirlwind 19+ days through Portugal and France.  There were many sites visited and much … Continue reading

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Valley Girl

I grew up in the San Fernando Valley (THE Valley for those of you from the area), the northwest corner of LA County and some 20 minutes from downtown LA. As a teenager in a terribly conservative Vietnamese family, despite … Continue reading

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