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Lobsta Rolls, Lobsta Ice Cream

Lobsta Rolls, Lobsta Ice Cream

Last week I drove little bro to Camp Kieve in Nobleboro, ME for his final year of being a counselor. I hate long drives (10 hours from NJ to the camp) but luckily we had good tunes, conversation…. and the promise of lobsta. We stopped in West Haven, CT for lunch at the Sandbar. We had a scallop roll,   a soft shell crab sandwich, and a way-too-big side of fried clams. The whole meal was fried. Meh. The road trip continued. When we...

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Marrow on Toast and a Turkey Leg Sandwich

Marrow on Toast and a Turkey Leg Sandwich

  Yup these outrageously delicious items went in my face recently at Henry Public in Brooklyn. We ordered sides of juniper pickles (which are sweet- normally I hate sweet pickles but these were tolerable for a few bites), lemony asparagus, and the deviled eggs- which were fine, but they cost $5 for 3 deviled eggs (an egg and a half)… rip off. Everything else was fantastic. I had a fluffy Eagle’s Dream cocktail, with gin, lemon,...

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Diving off Little Corn Island

Diving off Little Corn Island

We spent four days and nights on Little Corn Island, off the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, scuba diving, relaxing and eating fresh seafood. Day 6 We got up early and walked across the island (10 minute walk) to Casa Iguana for a breakfast of fresh fruit, gallo pinto and coconut bread french toast with coconut-maple syrup.   Saw two orb spiders on the walk over [no photo. too scary]. Brad did diving skills off the beach all morning as part of...

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Leaving Leon, Traveling East to the Atlantic

Leaving Leon, Traveling East to the Atlantic

Day 4 We spent the morning walking around León. We started with breakfast at Bigfoot Hostel’s Pure Earth Café (tomato/onion/pepper omelettes with buffalo sauce and a fresh pineapple/passionfuit juice blend). We visited the small art museum- so good! Not what you would expect to find here. Supposedly the best art museum in all of Central America (I can see it). Tickets were just 20 cordobas (less than a buck) each. Then back to Sonati...

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Eating the Lizard You Just Met

Eating the Lizard You Just Met

On day 3 of our Nicaragua trip, I got up earlier than Brad (which never happens) and walked across the street to Sonati Hostel’s main building at 6:30 am- it was closed! And now I was locked out of both buildings. I had no phone or way of telling Brad, but I had my journal, so I decided to stroll until I found a place to sit and write. I followed the mass of kids in their school uniforms, and we all ended up in front of La Iglesia de la...

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riding a sled down an active volcano

riding a sled down an active volcano

Day 1 At 2:55am we flew out of JFK. After stopping in Honduras and El Salvador we finally flew into Managua (Nicaragua’s capital) at 9:30am. After getting our things (and a coffee for Brad) we hailed a cab to Israel Lewites, the main bus terminal. The cabbie ripped us off- we didn’t have exact change (the agreed price was $15 for us both, which was too much to begin with) and when all we had was a $20, he had only enough change in...

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2 new delicious sushi rolls

2 new delicious sushi rolls

I eat at Masa 8 in Lawrenceville, NJ a lot. I think it’s the only decent sushi place in Lawrenceville (I also love Soonja’s in Princeton and Sumo Sushi in Pennington). Masa 8 has a good lunch deal- 2 special rolls for $16 (incl. tax). They have good sushi despite lousy music (Maria Carey and Feist… I love Feist, but not with my sushi). I usually get the Clinton roll (tuna on top of spicy tuna) and the Lemon Salmon (not on the...

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Cooking my way to mom, or, what I do when I’m not adventuring

Cooking my way to mom, or, what I do when I’m not adventuring

I have two beloved activites when I’m not traveling or organizing: cooking and doing archival projects. By archival projects I mean taking old family objects and converting them to modern formats, then distributing them to family members for their enjoyment. I love doing this, not only because I am close with almost everyone in my huge, 3-sided family (mom’s side, dad’s side, stepmom’s side), but also because it means I...

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french toast, freegans and freecycle

french toast, freegans and freecycle

3 weeks to go until the Nicaragua trip! Travel writing is the main aim of this blog but in the meantime I can report some of the interesting things I eat around here in the States. Brad and I met our friend Alex and others in NYC on Friday night for a mini reunion for Millbrook (my boarding school). We went out the next morning for brunch for our eight month anniversary. My friend Kara recommended Good in the West Village… a short subway...

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No pied pipers at Rat’s Restaurant

No pied pipers at Rat’s Restaurant

Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds For Sculture in Hamilton, NJ is my current crush in the area. We celebrated my buddy Jason’s birthday there last weekend- a dinner for five in the coziest place you could possibly be in the winter. Three of us (myself, and Angela and Jason from the Buffalo adventure) met an hour before our reservation to walk around the sculture grounds at night- fun and well-lit but cold. When we got to Rat’s to...

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Eliza

I’m no tourist! I have studied in Europe, taught in Southeast Asia, and volunteered in Africa. Blending in with the locals and eating weird new things are priorities when I travel… Though I’m not above the fun touristy musts.

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