London #5: Jealousy Served Warm

London #5: Jealousy Served Warm

In the states, its inconceivable to plan an entire day around a trip to the grocery store, but Friday morning, the whole point of our journey was to take a trip to Harrods.

Harrods is a luxury department store that sells everything. The everything I refer to includes: clothes, puppies, candy, produce, meats, stereo systems, cigars, laptops, 150,000 pound chandeliers, jewelry, wine, photography equipment and so one.

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London #4: Modern Art & Goat Cheese

London #4: Modern Art & Goat Cheese

Thursday was a voyage to London’s east end. The main goal of the day was to get to the Borough Market, but we stopped at a few places on our way to and from the market – like the St. Paul’s Cathedral, pictured above.

In the morning, we crossed a bridge and looked east to the Tower Bridge, knowing we’d eventually end up there. We stopped in at the Tate Modern museum next.

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Bober’s Dim Sum Evening

Bober’s Dim Sum Evening

Bober decided to throw an impromptu barbecue at UPG on Monday, but without the typical BBQ fare. Bober slaved over a hot wok to make around 300 dumplings of several varieties for the UPG crowd, including shrimp and snail, hot crab, and pork, but I accidentally bit in to a larger chile than I expected, causing a few moments of incapacitation.

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Amish Friendship Bread

Amish Friendship Bread

I just received a starter for Amish Friendship Bread.

The deal with Amish Friendship Bread is that typically, you receive a strange ziploc bag like the one pictures above from a friend and you follow the recipe at the bottom. The starter you get had flour, milk and sugar mixed to feed a live culture of yeast. You have to keep the bag for 10 days (on the 5th day, adding more flour and sugar), before you use it. This makes about 4 starter’s worth, which allows you to give three away and use one to go to the next step, adding some ingredients and baking.

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