War zones

If you ever wondered what the U.S. military has to sacrifice to protect your freedom, look no further! Nobody ever said livin’ in a war zone would be easy! Note: Soft-serve ice cream had disappeared for at least a week before this notice was posted…meaning, the cafeteria staff probably got fed up with fielding questions …

Special beverages

So, I hear there’s some sort of football game coming up soon? Kinda important? (Please remember, I’m a bit detached from the rest of the world, to say the least.) Well, the good folks at the Embassy dining hall are setting up a special Superbowl menu, which includes such favorites as…hot dogs and chili! Jalepeno …

Baghdad lessons

Forty-four days left. As the calendar winds down, I’ve been attempting to jot down various “lessons” that I’ve learned during my deployment. The list is still a work in progress, but I will share one tidbit that still takes me by surprise: 1. Baghdad gets cold. Now, I know it’s nothing comparable to the Snowpocalypse …

Oh, to be somewhere else…

This post will be expanded shortly, but here’s a teaser for now: Some recent frustrations in the sandbox are making me consider running back to Malaysia to live like a hippie on some remote, serene beach. Oh life. 45 days til DC.

For the love of lattice

For the lucky readers and bakers who aren’t still stuck in winter (or war zones), farmers markets in some parts of the world are bursting forth with all sorts of wintry goodies, like citrus! I can’t even believe how many meyer lemon recipes I’ve seen on foodgawker and tastespotting recently! I’m jealous…totally jealous. Because it …