Quick Pickled Pearl Onions

Quick Pickled Pearl Onions Ingredients: 8 ounces (about 18) assorted pearl onions, peeled and trimmed 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns (I prefer Tellicherry peppercorns) In a medium saucepan boil salted water, then add pearl onions to boil for 2 minutes.  Drain, rinse…

High Altitude Oatmeal Scotchies and Homemade Eggnog

Oatmeal Scotchies with Coconut at High Altitude 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 1 & 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 2.5 cups of quick oats 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1 bag of…

The New Orleans of Colombia

Only two things went wrong on our first trip together during our 8 days in Colombia, South America: mice men Mice and men made for more entertaining stories on this trip.  I am getting to the mice on this post; bad men will come into play in Medellin. Let’s begin with what went right, choosing…

A Fruitful Foodful Weekend in Denver

Pisco Sour 3-4 oz Pisco 1-2 oz squeezed lemon juice (I like lemon, but lime works just the same & is great too) 1 egg white 3/4 oz homemade simple syrup (I prefer to use Mauritian sugar cubes or use my fine homemade vanilla sugar) Drinkrections:  Shake it til you can’t shake it no mo’!~  Then…

Down on Broadway

After a long 9 hour somewhat scenic road trip my friend and I made it to Nashville.  This place called Acme with the cutest market store was a great place to fill your hungry belly.  I got the shrimp and grits and barely was able to eat half of it.  I had to save room…

A Mountain Wedding: Bluegrass, Blue Jeans, and Brews

Day one:  Let the revelry begin in Aspen, CO A close up of my favorite gift from the bride and groom: S’well water bottles! Yummy chocolates Specific location:  Zeno Aspen (next to the Aspen ski lift!)             Best cheese table ever…until tomorrow night   

Sucré

I have compiled three visits from both boutique cafes to show you how amazing this bakery is.  Enjoy salivating over these decadent desserts! They make a mean Flat White!

NOLA Jazz Festival

My first huge music festival experience was last year at Jazz Fest.  2015 Jazz Fest is right around the corner, so I thought it was time to quit procrastinating and get this awesome post up for all to enjoy. What a sweet welcome to New Orleans Jazz Fest week…let the fun begin. Our first meal…