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diy homemade natto

diy homemade natto! (and yogurt)

Sticky, stinky, stringy and downright delicious!  Japanese people love their nattō and serve it at pretty much any meal.  Being half Japanese myself, I’m certainly no exception.  I have fond memories of waking up to the smell of a traditional Japanese breakfast spread put together by my obaasan, usually

me salve is one place you can get good deals in puerto rico

good deals in puerto rico

Now that we are officially “Puerto Rican consumers”, we can see firsthand how heavily the odds are stacked against them (us).  It’s not enough that costs are naturally elevated just by virtue of living on an island.  We also have to endure the highest sales tax rate in the

waylong enjoys collecting the trash and sea glass in puerto rico

trash and sea glass in puerto rico

It’s no secret that Puerto Rico has some of the most beautiful beaches you’ll find anywhere.  That’s why it’s especially disheartening when you see some of them littered with piles of trash and broken glass.  There seems to be less of a stigma with littering here than

you need diy homemade sunscreen to protect you from this

diy homemade sunscreen

They say that the sun’s UV rays are more intense as you move closer to the equator.  It didn’t take long  for me to be able to confirm this firsthand.  Within a few days of arriving in Puerto Rico my arms and face had darkened into a nice

buying some locally grown produce puerto rico

locally grown produce in puerto rico

“Man, I’m am seriously craving some kale!”  I couldn’t believe the words I just heard spontaneously emerging from my mouth.  Two weeks of eating out before we received our appliances had finally pushed me to the breaking point.  I felt like an addict getting his fix after taking my first bite

view atop the hills of rincón

the spectacular hills of rincón

As much as we love our condo, we do miss the privacy we used to enjoy when we had a house.  The boys in particular miss having their own yard.  Going to the condo grounds requires carrying a set of keys which is, more often than not, good enough reason for

our mexican salsa in puerto rico

mexican salsa in puerto rico

Those of us from south Texas LOVE our salsa and generally like it spicy-hot and fresh-made.  Holly and I are certainly no exception.  Any decent Mexican restaurant in San Antonio will have their own fresh-made salsa.  I remember the first time I asked for “salsa” at a restaurant here in Puerto Rico. 

four day scouting trip to find our home

Our original plan was to rent a fully furnished house when we made our move to Puerto Rico.  However in late 2014, I noticed that interest rates were approaching all time lows.  This, coupled with the fact that it was and continues to be a buyers

a mini whole foods market

I started to write another post this morning about our first day in Puerto Rico (my goal is to write a post for this blog every other Saturday), but then we decided to take a “quick” trip to the store.  It doesn’t take one too long

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