Guinness Irish Beef Stew is a comforting pub classic with melt-in-your-mouth beef bathed in a rich and hearty gravy-like sauce lightly flavored with Guinness. We’ve elevated the comfort level even further by placing it in a buttery, flaky crust.
Well guys. . .I survived my first trip to China. There certainly were times when I questioned whether or not I would make it back in one piece. . .but here I am, making plans to return to the Pearl of the Orient faster than you can blink an eye.
In case you’ve never been to this bustling city, it seems like there is a cloud of pollution perpetually looming through the parade of skyscrapers that march off into infinity. I was aware of China’s reputation for having the “dirtiest air on Earth” before I left. My concerned doctor loaded me up with steroids and inhalers for fear that my asthma would flare up into a rage so intense it could not be contained. All the information in the world, even the endless stream of photos from the Mr., could not prepare me for the thick, fluffy, white cloud that, more often than not, made it impossible to see anything but a wall of white every time I peered from my 58th floor window.
This past weekend, the Mr. and I were discussing how we frequently see the Boston police performing activities we normally wouldn’t expect. For example, there often is a police presence around the crews working on the utilities. I’m sure it is for the safety of the crew (Boston is notorious for bad drivers) but it seems odd to me as I have never seen this in any other city I have lived in.
Anyhow, this conversation about the police prompted memories about a certain security-related incident that happened in Kenya. More specifically a security “oopsy” where ZaZu, the mischievous Bengal cat that you hear about in many of my posts, took center stage.