Archive for August, 2014

 
August 25
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Poker nights are a lot of fun. Everyone comes over, and we all stay up so late, chatting, eating, and of course, playing poker. I’ve only played once or twice since I’ve been here, but it’s going to become a regular thing now that everyone is pretty much getting the hang of it. Sometimes, it’s just the adults if babysitters can be found, other times, it’s whoever isn’t able to play the round! It’s always so much fun and the kids get a kick out of seeing each other after a long week of school!

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August 18
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Bo Luc Lac in Vietnamese basically translates to “shaking beef”.  I posted a bad late night picture of this dish awhile back on my Instagram and I got a lot of questions and requests for the recipe…along with just requests to come over and eat it! So today I finally had the chance to not just make the dish, but also photograph it in nice daylight just before the rain came.

This is a dish I grew up eating. My mom doesn’t make it as often as I’d like, but when she does, it’s a big treat and we’re all over it!  This recipe is adapted from my aunties and mom, and is a standard and really easy recipe that I use very often on a cast iron skillet.

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August 01
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We took the Marta into the city today to photograph the city and to just walk through Piedmont Park and Midtown, Atlanta. We stopped in many different neighborhoods, went in search of Highland Bakery only to find it closed at 5 pm, and then walked through most of Piedmont Park. My feet are killing me [need to wear my converse next time I do this walk], but this picture really captures today. We walked for miles and miles through the city, the high rises all looming over us, coffee shops everywhere, the hustle of the Friday traffic against the early weekend starters.

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