Category Archives: Cuisine

Natural travel deodorant

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This is the safest and most effective natural travel deodorant that I know of. Take one lime and cut in half. Apply to your underarms. No need to worry about aluminum, alcohol and all those chemicals. Plus it is organically disposable. Good for you and the environment. You can buy limes anywhere and they pack well.

Cast iron skillet works better than a non-stick Teflon.

Plus the cast iron skillet does not release harmful chemicals.

(This excerpt taken from Wikipedia)

“Scientific studies show that Teflon is stable and nontoxic, it begins to deteriorate after the temperature of cookware reaches about 260 °C (500 °F), and decomposes above 350 °C (662 °F). These degradation by-products can be lethal to birds, and can cause flu-like symptoms in humans.”

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The perfectly greasy alpaca served in a plastic baggie on a bus in Peru, South America.

If you happen to get lucky on a bus between the towns of Arequipa and Puno, Peru and the bus stops to allow a Peruvian lady to board and sell her deliciously greasy alpaca. Then I have one word for you…buy! Santa Lucia, Peru is the town the lady is from to be exact my friend just informed me. My friend was telling me about the Peruvian lady and we hoped our bus would be the lucky one.

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The bus suddenly braked hard and a lady dressed in traditional Peruvian highland clothing boarded and reached into her white bucket and removed the brightly covered cloth covering the plastic bags of alpaca. I immediately said I would buy two bags of alpaca. She handed me two warm bags and I paid her 6 Nuevo Sols ( 2.25 USD.)

Imagine a lightly greasy cheap plastic baggie filled with perfectly cooked alpaca, red Peruvian potatoes and big Peruvian kernels of corn served warm on a cold bus ride high in the lightly snow covered mountains of Peru, South America.

This is the kind of food you want to eat with your fingers and be sitting on a cold bus in the mountains of Peru to thoroughly enjoy. The alpaca was perfectly greasy and the small red potatoes and big corn kernels had a hint of the alpaca grease.

It’s the simple things of travel you remember the most.

Lip smacking good to the last morsel is all I can say.