•   lfstewart @jeremybrooks Just a smidge smaller. Realized I really should've had something in there for scale after! 1w
  •   definitelynotdeb Are you eating them fresh? Pickling? What? They are uber cute! 1w
  •   mcs3000 beautiful! love your posts. 1w
  •   lfstewart @definitelynotdeb Good question! Ate them raw on chriashi yesterday, but they look cool halved and compressed. If I can still find my vacuum sealer after the open house () maybe I'll do that with some pickling brine. 1w
  •   lfstewart Thanks @mcs3000! Hope things are going well, I've been such an instaslacker of late 1w
  •   teekuleet Yay you're posting again! Those are gorgeous! 1w
  •   lfstewart Awww, thanks @teekuleet 1w

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3mon lfstewart
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lfstewart Sunday morning smells good. 3mon

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lfstewart Ranching. 4mon
  •   themooney Love that fog coming in. Norcal air conditioning. 4mon

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lfstewart So many mosques. #istanbul #turkey 4mon

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lfstewart The local mosque. #istanbul #turkey 4mon

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lfstewart I am easily distracted by pyramidal spices. #Istanbul #turkey #spicebazaar 4mon
  •   lfstewart It is homey, and just plain comfortable to be in @_nataliefay_. And yes, we'll definitely have to catch up once we're all back in the Bay at the same time! 4mon
  •   jeremybrooks Not sure if you're still there, but I recommend a cooking class if you have time. We did one that included a shopping trip through the markets, then cooking and learned a lot. 4mon
  •   lfstewart Oh, thanks @jeremybrooks, good to know! I'll have to see if I can squeeze one in... 4mon
  •   jeremybrooks Info@istanbulcookingschool.com - Oguz is the name of the guide/chef. 4mon
  •   lfstewart @jeremybrooks awesome, was just doing a search :) 4mon
  •   jeremybrooks And for spices: Egyptian Spice Bazaar: Arifoglu (#31) Teslim Sarigul. Tell him Melissa Brooks sent you. 4mon
  •   lfstewart Cool, email sent to Oguz, spice guy noted. I should have just used your itinerary @jeremybrooks! 4mon
  •   lfstewart Blast! Looks like he's booked up this week. Guess I'll just have to come back. But he sends his regards to you both :) @jeremybrooks 4mon

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lfstewart Ablutions. #instanbul #turkey 4mon
  •   barce Excellent! 😎 4mon

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lfstewart View from dinner. 4mon
  •   nebulacat Where is this? My niece loves mermaids! 4mon
  •   lfstewart @nebulacat It's a beach town in the Netherlands, about an hour outside of Amsterdam, called Noordwijk. 4mon
  •   nebulacat She would love it! Sounds like we need to take a trip! ;) 4mon
  •   lauriekeiko Stunning view! How was the dinner? 4mon

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lfstewart A 6 mile walk through spent bulb fields ending at the beach to combat jet-lag and the upcoming week of sitting. 4mon

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lfstewart Always some version of this when I'm home. 5mon

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lfstewart Walking. Next up, @islandcreekoysters straight from the source. #hipstamatic #robusta #madalena 5mon

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lfstewart Whole hog for Presidents' Day. 7mon

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lfstewart Guten Morgen von Zürich 8mon

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lfstewart Aji panca (left) at #TierraVegetables this morning. (@cuesa) 11mon

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11mon lfstewart
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lfstewart Friday afternoon, amaro floats for the office, #amarofilter. 11mon

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lfstewart I have a mercado problem. Given the option of ancient ruins, museums, or tourist-filled churches, (unsurprisingly) I went for the local market every time.
I had fresh maracuja juice with a nun and sopa de cabeza in Cusco, and lomo saltado where all the guides were eating in Aguas Callientes; Ollantaytambo had the best local color in the rain, and the fish market here in Lima was hard to leave.
And with that #mercadomashup, I'm headed home.
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lfstewart View from the fish market this morning. 11mon

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lfstewart A tasting menu, a wine pairing, a sweet view of the kitchen, and a peek at the research office and rooftop garden. I'm happy. 11mon

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lfstewart Mmm...salt. 11mon

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