Soy Beans Are Easy to Grow

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The edamame (soy beans) that I planted are doing really well! Lots of pods are hanging off of the little bushes now and they are extremely low maintenance. Conclusion: Edamame (soy) beans are easy to grow in Puerto Rico! I am still patiently waiting for the heirloom tomatoes to give us some treats, but they seem healthy and

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Drop It Likes It’s Rock!

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Stefan and I decided to tackle a new project and have started making our front pathway. Originally we bought a cement stamp/mold thing that would form some fake rock-looking pathway, but comeon...That would be too easy!! Stefan and I decided that why make fake rocks when we know where to get real rocks that would match our steps

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Monkey (The Dog) is Feeling Better :)

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Stefan and I woke up this morning to find that Monkey's nose has stopped bleeding! It has been bleeding for 3 days now, and it started bleeding again after her trip to the vet, which was quite concerning, but today, it has stopped and she is very happy about that! When Stefan 1st told me that Monkey's nose

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Monkey Has Thrombocytopenia – Low Platelet Count

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Today has been a rough day so far. My trip to the vet in Mayaguez this morning was made more exciting by the fact that I was too preoccupied with Monkey and her hemoraging nose to look at the fuel gage. I left here at 7:00am and was stuck in traffic on the 115 due to road construction

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Another Trip to the Vet

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Ok, so this is getting a bit ridiculous. We are spending a boat load of money at the vet or on dog and cat supplies every month. Monkey's little itchy bumps come and go (the vet has no clue, but we've ruled out Thyroid problems after an $80 test), cheech had his first check up at 3 weeks

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The Top Chef Finals in Puerto Rico

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Stefan and I love the show "Top Chef", so we were excited to hear that the finals were held in Puerto Rico! The four finalist were flown in to Puerto Rico and had to use typical Puerto Rican foods in the final food challenges. You can watch the 1st part of Top Chef - Puerto Rico, here: http://video.bravotv.com/player/?id=259465

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Vicious Ants

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I am so tired of getting attacked by ants!!! I honestly can't tell you the last day that I did not get bitten by ants. The ants here in Puerto Rico are vicious. They don't just bite you, the entire colony swarms up your foot/leg and chomp you as many times as they possibly can before you do

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The Lettuce is Ripe for the Pickin’!

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Since the rainy season has started, I havn't had to do much with the little garden I planted a couple of weeks ago. I try to pull weeds whenever I'm out in the back yard, because those suckers grow SO fast this time of year, but other then that, it has been very easy. The spicy lettuce mix

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San Juan Airport and Rincon

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Traveling in and out of Rincon Puerto Rico has always been made easier by the Aguadilla Airport (BQN) which is only about 25 minutes from Rincon. The airlines that service the Aguadilla Airport are Continental, Jet Blue and Spirit. Spirit Air flights mostly connect through Ft. Lauderdale, Jet Blue Connects through Orlando or will go direct to the

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Stuffed Green Peppers Ala Cris

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Now that Stefan is back from Costa Rica, we've started cooking up some of the recipes that you guys suggested. Stefan made the stuffed peppers suggested by Cris and this is how they came out: I don't eat red meat, so we substituted the ground beef with tofu and it was really, really good (and good for you)!

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