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Saturday, 13 July 2013

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Cathy

Healthy tree! It should give you many meals. In other news- I know where to park for U Mart...whenever it will open.

Kirk

I'm just happy that we haven't killed that tree yet! It'll be interesting to see how long it takes them to turn that spot around.

TFD

I think I have that tree but I didn't know what to do with it.

Also, is that your ghost pepper tree?

Kirk

Hi TFD - For most people the Chinese Toon tree is just foliage. Folks in Northern China are the only people I know of who eat this. They use the young and tender shoots in scrambled eggs. It's a classic dish for them. The photo is of my serrano peppers. We've got three; well four if you count shishito growing in the back yard.

kat

I like hearing about what people pack on their trips, I think I most always over pack :p

Kirk

I kind of always feel I over-pack too Kat....even on this trip.

caninecologne

Bert was quite impressed by your minimalist packing method. I'm a notorious over packer myself.

Kirk

Hi CC - We're all different and it really depends where we're traveling. Europe has everything we have, so pacl for the norm and buy when things come up.

Faye

Oh thanks for the post! I totally forgot about the old Zion location - it'll be interesting to see how this U Mart works out in this location!
Thanks for the tip about travel and wrinkles!

Kirk

Hi Faye - I'm kind of surprised at how many folks were interested in how we travel.

Katie

Ooh where did you get the Chinese Toon? I've been looking for one since I know my mom loves that stuff but I can't seem to find one here in San Diego. Have I just been looking in the wrong places? Thanks!!

Kirk

Hi Katie - It was a gift from a friend. But let me look around and I'll let you know if I see it, ok? I did see them in Irvine and LA before.

Katie

Ah (: What a great gift! Thank you, Kirk! Only if it's not too much trouble. I'll keep my eyes peeled as well!

Kirk

No problem Katie. Let me see what I can find!

Marc C.

Does anyone know if the outstanding bakery at the previous Zion location will be returning with U Mart? Among their many treats, I'm totally missing their amazing red-bean doughnuts.

Kirk

Hi Marc - I was wondering the samething, so that's why I went over to see if everything had moved, which it had. I'm hoping some of those businesses reopen in the same spot. We'll let you know if we find anything.

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