It’s happening, again


The hoard­ing has begun. In antic­i­pa­tion for our move at the end of next month, mean­ing a pack-out in about a month, I’ve started to make lists of all the things I can’t pos­si­bly live with­out in Africa. And con­se­quently, col­lect­ing said items. Most are of the wet-goods vari­ety, since these days, thanks to the won­ders of the inter­net, we can pur­chase almost any dry good we need. These days, mov­ing from post to post, I ask myself, “what did peo­ple do before the days of Ama​zon​.com?!”

Items on said list include, but are not lim­ited to:

  • Wine
  • Green Hat Gin
  • honey
  • San Marzano tomatoes
  • green god­dess salad dressing
  • Whole Foods prod­ucts (dried beans and grains)
  • Trader Joe’s prod­ucts (snacks and goodies)
  • all-natural clean­ing supplies
  • anchovies
  • Reynold’s Wrap foil (seri­ously, there is no substitute)
  • 1.75L bot­tles of Bulleit Bourbon
  • a spe­cific brand of can­dles from our neigh­bor­hood CVS (deli­cious smelling and long lasting!)
  • …and Cholula hot sauce.

Also on the list is a small col­lec­tion of new­ly­wed gifts we’ve recently received. More like, newly-ish-wed gifts, I sup­pose. Hence the pasta press, Le Creuset stock­pot, and ice bucket you see in the photo.

But you know what, in the end, the stuff you think you can’t live with­out, you actu­ally can.

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About Jessie

Thanks for stopping by. This blog was borne in late 2010 as a way to document the sights, eats, and experiences in Guangzhou, China. After two years, six countries, numerous meals, and countless encounters with locals later, I'm back temporarily in Washington, DC (and I love it). I'll be jetting off again to Africa in 2013, so keep on coming back for some good reads!

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