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Saturday, 13 July 2013



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


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.


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

Also, is that your ghost pepper tree?


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.


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


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


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


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.


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!


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


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!!


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.


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


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.


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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