Monthly Archives: October 2005

Gent, Belgium

I spent the last few months traveling from London to Beijing. Here is a taste of one place we spent time. Follow the links to read about others. September 28th- 30th, 2005 After Devon John and I spent one last night with friends in London and travelled to Gent, Belgium (by way of Calais, France […]

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molly - so i had been feeling bad for john because he’s missing the white sox pandemonium but all i needed was a trip to this site to reaffirm that anytime you want to switch places, john, i’d gladly take your spot. theres nothing like the idea of gemma chasing sheep or finding bakers baking at 2 am with a bellyfull of whiskey to make you appreciate life.

Chloe - I love that you both are eating your way through all these places!! What fun. That waffle looks so yummy and I can almost taste what you were tasting!

keiko - Hi Gemma – glad you’re having a great time. The waffle looks superb indeed! Take care and look forward to reading more of your adventure…

gemma - I have been having a great time, and John has too for that matter, but I honestly think he would have rather been in Chicago for much of these last few weeks. . . Poor John indeed.
Hi Chloe, it has been lots of fun, it will be especially interesting as we make our way into Eastern Europe and Asia over the next few weeks. I can only imagine what sort of culinary suprises we will fine. I will be sure to post when I can find wireless, but it is getting harder and harder.
Thanks Keiko! It truly was a fantastic waffle. I have no idea how they created such a firm and creamy texture. I will have to experiment when I have a kichen in Chicago next. Take care! - Visiting Belgium

Even though it is small size, Belgium has many places of tourist attraction. Most people visiting this country will one day or two are to spend in Brussels, which is the center of the capital. For those traveling from London to Brussels, it is always a…

Devon, England

I spent the last few months traveling from London to Beijing. Here is a taste of one place we spent time. Follow the links to read about others. September 22nd- 26th, 2005 After York we made one last stop in the U.K. and stayed with some friends of John’s mother. Chris and Tom were some […]

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mindy - mmmmmmm.

michele - Hi Gemma, sounds like a lovely visit, and I love the picture of the sheep, they are quite adorable. The feast looks fantastic and I cant help but wonder if that is a slice of Chris’ famous olive bread on the last picture. It looks yummy. You two are definitely feasting well on this trip of yours.
I hope you enjoy Belgium!

J - hi gemma, what gorgeous pictures…sounds like you had a really lovely time…i really like the looks of all that bread…

gemma - Indeed Mindy, I miss you.
That is indeed the olive bread Michele, so good! Belgium was amazing, thanks for the well-wishes. I hope you are well too.
J, it was pretty superb! There is something so amazing to me about living in a place where nearly everything is not only locally produced, but also of amazing quality.

John - Tom and Chris look suspiciously like sheep.

York, England

I spent the last few months traveling from London to Beijing. Here is a taste of one place we spent time. Follow the links to read about others. September 20th- 22nd, 2005 After a fantastic time on the Isle of Bute we traveled to Yorkshire, England. While there we visited a great bakery, thanks to […]

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tara - It alarms me to admit, but the cheese and marmite bread sounds rather appealing! Marmite is a staple in my parents’ household, and every one in a while I will “try” it again, but still have not acquired the taste. However, the look and texture of that bread may make me a convert!

Marcie Tambone - Gemma!!
Talked to your Mom the other day and she told me what you are up to, I think it is wonderful. I’m so glad you are getting this experience. I did a little hitch-hiking in Europa during the summer of 1968, I was twenty. Best thing for a young person, to see where we came from and how others are living. And, oh my!, the bakeries are heaven.
Your friend looks nice! Even with a mouthful from Mr. Sandwich. BTW, the photos are breath taking.

Melissa - Wow! everything looks so beautiful and the yummy food is everywhere!!!! have a fabolous time—and please keep us posted :) Hugs from rainy Panama!

gemma - Tara, it was so good! I too was a tepid Marmite fan before this bread.
Hi Marcie,
So nice to hear from you! I hope you are well. We are having a fantastic time, and yes, John is great!
Thanks Melissa! We are having definitely having fun!

Goodbye Garden

Since John and I have left Chicago and our garden will look substantially different when we return in February, I wanted to publicly thank it for turning it’s back on the drought and producing tasty things. Also, thanks to Ben Spicer for sharing his plot with John and I. I learned a lot about gardening […]

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J - hmmm, paris, you lucky lucky thing…can’t wait to read all about your food adventures!

molly - i ate your tomatoes! thank you for your gardening. we had such great adventures bbqing this summer… and i certainly got to eat the fruits of your labor!
we miss you

gemma - Yeah! I’m glad someone ate the rest of the tomatoes. It made me sad to think of them rotting away. I miss our bbqs and I miss you too. Lots of love. . .