Eggplant is not something I liked until I tried it prepared in a way that changed my mind. And then I made my own take on it in my kitchen. I think such can be said of a lot of foods when you think you don’t like something but maybe you just haven’t tried it … More Stuffed Eggplant, Fancy Orzo, Wonderful Wine!
Ok, so this is a little one-off from my usual blog themes of food, drink and travel, but it does relate to travel. It is about memorabilia from the places I go. I love t-shirts. Jeans and a tee is my favorite casual attire. And my how tees have evolved in shape and feel over … More T-Shirt Tourist…Wearable Memories.
Ok, back to reality, where I don’t have buffet access practically 24/7 with reckless abandon and carbs galore. See, i.e. the cruise I just went on. Nah, seriously, I wasn’t that bad this time. Honestly! More lattes than martinis, I swear! I did, however, take some of Napa, my pre-cruise desination, home with me for … More Back in the Kitchen…
It has been a while since I’ve written, but that’s because I’ve been busy cruisin! Took an Alaska cruise from Seattle up through Alaska’s inside passage. Same cruise I did five years ago, and once again, it did not disappoint. This is the type of trip for nature lovers who don’t mind a little bit … More Cruisin…Alaska!
We had two days to spend in northern California before heading up to our departure port for a cruise to Alaska. What better way to spend it then with the vines? Day One: We left San Fran over the Golden Gate Bridge. Still exciting no matter how many times I’ve seen it. It’s such an … More Wine Country Quickie
I stared down this big birthday like you stare down a green light as you speed up to an intersection, nearing that point where you don’t think you can stop in time if it turns. Well, it turned. I turned 40. But I made it and feel good about it. For now anyways. I’ve gone … More Forty and Fabulous
I was at a great farmer’s market yesterday and couldn’t help but indulge in the goodies. Central Farm Markets in Bethesda, MD really brings its “A” game. http://www.centralfarmmarkets.com. Everything looked amazing, which makes me so happy for the farmers. I know how excited I got when just one summer squash appeared in my novice attempt … More Farmer’s Market Inspired
I generally make a protein and a veg combo for dinner. No starch, no carb. That’s what the glass is for! A good friend told me recently that to keep trim, you can either eat OR drink. Yup! Ok, but within reason. Carbs are delicious and I don’t shun them altogether, I just try to … More Save Carbs for the Glass!
We all know that everything is better with bacon. So I added just a touch to a light dinner. The maple kind. Boy did it make the dish sing!! I needed to go light because I was pretty sure we were doing frozen yogurt and I’m trying really hard to keep my number down (main … More Light Fare…with bacon