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Food

Vegan Fruit-and-Nut Chocolate Bark

You know when you're standing in line at the grocery store and there are all sorts of treats lined up at the counter set up nicely to entice you to make an impulse purchase? I remember standing in line once and seeing chocolate bark wrapped up neat and pretty, just waiting to be bought. That's… Continue reading Vegan Fruit-and-Nut Chocolate Bark

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Food

Try This Home-Made Mocha Latte

We make French press coffee every weekend. Last Saturday, it was extra special with the addition of about 2 tbsp. of cocoa nibs that had been soaked to make our latest batch of tasty home-brewed stout. The nibs give the coffee an earthy, bold mocha twist. You don't have to use stout-infused cocoa nibs, of… Continue reading Try This Home-Made Mocha Latte

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Food

Food Truck: Pizza Lab

Undaunted by the latest lockdowns and curfews in Suva, a new food truck has opened for business by a gas station on Ratu Mara Road. Now, you might be saying to yourself: A food truck by a gas station...can it be any good?! Yes. Yes, it can. Pizza Lab is owned by the owners of… Continue reading Food Truck: Pizza Lab

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The Pandemic Arrives (for Real) in Fiji

We had been largely spared from the coronavirus pandemic when it first began to spread around the world last year. A few cases were found in Fiji in March 2020, and the government acted quickly to quarantine them and conduct contact tracing. There was a lockdown to try to prevent or slow viral spread, and… Continue reading The Pandemic Arrives (for Real) in Fiji

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Food, garden

Growing Cherry Tomatoes

I'm happy to report that our cherry tomatoes are ripening nicely on the vine. Tomatoes, it turns out, are perennials that are typically treated as annuals because it's easier to replace plants that have already borne fruit than try to get recurring yield from them. Our current batch of tomato plants bear slightly smaller fruit… Continue reading Growing Cherry Tomatoes