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…

Homemade Habanero Shrub

Habanero Mezcaritas 1/4 part tequila 1/4 part Mezcal 1/4 part fresh grapefruit juice 1/4 part fresh lime juice sugar to taste (or make your own simple syrup dissolving sugar in warm water) Habanero shrub Shake all (or swirl altogether in big pitcher) with ice and set aside.  Now for my favorite part…mix some fine sea…

Always Christmas at Virginia’s Cabin

Two days of canoeing in the clearest water in OK, trail running, and eating well with beautiful weather made for a perfect weekend (minus the attack of the fat killer weenie dog). The aperitif of shrimp cocktail, crostini with melted jalapeño pimento and tomato was delicious. Prosecco and Creme de Violette was our drink of…

Reminiscing about Belize

On our way to Ambergris Caye via bumpy boat ride My room with a private kitchen in addition to the full bathroom! Infinity pool was right outside my bedroom located just among the sandy beach under the coconut trees Our fishing trip complete with CHEF fishing guides! Bad A** fishing guide number 1: We snorkled with…

Cooking Creations with Wes

Some of the most amazing meals were made with Mr. Verdel–an amazing sous chef and dear friend. Every time we cooked together we would seek out a new recipe, go buy the freshest ingredients, and pair it up with a great wine (or curios cocktail). I ran across these photos, reflected a bit, and decided…