LETTER FROM PARADISE, PART 2, and Hawaiian Coconut Dessert

  I was really looking forward to a five-hour dinner cruise along the Na Pali coast of Kauai while we were in Hawaii. Captain Andy’s crew double checked ahead of time to make sure they had food on board that I could eat. Unfortunately, I was too seasick to eat…

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LETTER FROM PARADISE (with recipes)

Family trip to Kauai, 50th Anniversary, Hawaiian recipes: Chocolate Macadamias and Shave Ice. So much catching up to do! I came back from a family trip to Hawaii with stories to tell and ideas to share. Dean and I celebrated our 50th anniversary in June and our kids treated us…

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SWITZERLAND

My husband had a business meeting in Switzerland the week before Thanksgiving and I decided to go along since I had the chance. The picture above shows a unit at the Palafitte Hotel on Lake Neuchatel (literally ON Lake Neuchatel) where we stayed. It was like being on a luxury…

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IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT HUMAN DIET

I recently had the opportunity to see a confidential, 22-minute completion fundraising preview of C. J. Hunt’s documentary, In Search of the Perfect Human Diet, and I can tell you that this is going to make waves. He’s done a fantastic piece of investigative journalism that leaves no doubt about…

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THE MOUSE VERSES THE GAUCHO

If I hadn’t been so busy, I would have written a review of Disney World in Florida similar to what Dr. Eades wrote about Disney Land in California: http://proteinpower.com/drmike/weight-loss/disney-small-world-ride-a-casualty-of-the-obesity-epidemic/. I went there in July with the rest of the family in an effort to be a good sport. (I had…

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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Alaska, Canada, and Home Again

(#8 in a series that started on July 22nd at: http://carbwars.blogspot.com/2008/07/summer-adventures-southern-california.html ) We took the float plane back to King Salmon and then flew to Yakutat, our last stop in Alaska before crossing into Canada. Dean (top) and Ron pumping self-serve jet fuel in Yakutat. “Food, Shelter, Booze” at the…

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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Alaska’s Volcanoes and Another Voracious Predator

Half of the active volcanoes in the world are located in Alaska. We traveled over 26 miles of gravel roads and through three rivers from Brooks Camp to reach this eerie moonscape of devastation. “The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes” is the site of the largest volcanic eruption of the…

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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Our First Close Encounter with a Bear and Very Expensive Pizza

After returning to the airport in Gustavus, we flew to King Salmon, the last stop before Brooks Camp. It was another beautiful flight, executed flawlessly by Ron, our pilot. There was one complication after we landed, however. We were greeted by a bear on the runway. We quickly retreated back…

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SUMMER ADVENTURES: Glacier Bay and the Kahsteen

We left the Gustavus Inn to join Captain Mike Nigro on the Kahsteen, his 42-foot charter boat, for a two-day excursion in the Glacier Bay Wildlife Preserve. Captain Mike named the Kahsteen after a Tlingit woman who sacrificed herself to save her clan after a young girl foolishly called down…

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