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Tum Tum Bamboo, Luang Prabang, Laos

Tum Tum Bamboo, Luang Prabang, Laos

Lonely Planet calls it “Authentic flavours in an ambient setting.” I call it one of the more charming addresses on the main drag in Luang Prabang. I started out with my favourite – deep fried river weed: You can read all about the river weed here on Sticky Rice. Basically, even though the weed looks […]

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Is it mashed potatoes…?

Is it mashed potatoes…?

Nope – inspired by this wonderful cheddar cauliflower from our organic box delivery last week (picture not digitally enhanced) and a recipe from The Duo Dishes, I served this up to Neil the other night. I used some fresh rosemary from our garden and the tomme cheese I made last week’s Keep it Local Challenge […]

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L’éléphant, Luang Prabang (Laos)

L’éléphant, Luang Prabang (Laos)

Whilst in Luang Prabang, Laos, we decided to go for a “big splurge” dinner at the renowned L’éléphant restaurant. Frommers’ restaurant review says: This stylish bistro is where it’s at for fine dining in Luang Prabang. Run by French expats, it has a laid-back, retro-chic atmosphere inside a high-ceilinged colonial. There are daily and weekly […]

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Last throes of summer…

Last throes of summer…

Even though some of our tomatoes are obviously late bloomers, there’s a most definite chill in the air these days. Trying to prolong those lazy summer days and warm nights, Neil produced the most wonderful plate of local tomatoes (from a friend’s garden), buffalo mozzarella (ahem, not local) with fresh basil from our garden and […]

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Michael Ruhlman’s BLT from Scratch

“Wow” is all I can say! You can read more about his sandwich here. As it says in his post, his wife (and photographer) Donna will be reviewing the entries for the contest this week and will post the results next week. I am not hopeful we will win anything but boy, it sure was […]

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