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Casa Bacardi Distillery Tour

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After the first two days at Vieques and El Yunque we took a day off to tidy up the apartment, hang out at the beach, and generally decompress and get some much-needed rest. The following day we went to Casa Bacardi Distillery. First we took a bus to Old San Juan …

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El Yunque

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The second day of our trip was significantly less crazy-making than the first, though still pretty physically taxing. We slept in at the Sea Gate Hotel until 9:00 (which is pretty unheard of for me), but not before several roosters crowed at exactly 6:00am. Still in a sleepy fog, I …

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Vieques or Bust!

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I have to put the first day of our trip among my most physically uncomfortable days ever, right up there with 8+ hours on a small motorboat lost on Lake Powell and teaching English summer camp in a Taiwanese elementary school with no air conditioning in August. Let me back …

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Lentils and Potatoes with Curry

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Friday night I made a recipe from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food, which I received as a gift four or five years ago and liked so much that I bought his How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food. I don’t think …

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Double Helix Scarf

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Yesterday I finally cast off the mythical DNA scarf (pattern by June Oshiro), to a loud humming of whatever song they play after they inaugurate the President. I started this piece in November, intending it to be a Christmas gift for Science Guy. That…clearly did not happen. Then I thought, well, …

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Irish Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Is it bad luck for my first post to be about a semi-failure? Oh well. I say “semi” failure because they turned out delicious, just a bit rough in the appearance department, and when it comes to baking contests, presentation is everything, no? The back story behind these is this: Last …

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Sseko Designs

In Intentional Living by Jenn

Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that employs college-bound women in Uganda to make sandals, ribbons, and jewelry out of locally sourced leather, beads, and textiles. They also partner with other companies in East Africa that make handbags, shoes, and other accessories. I have the privilege and honor of …