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…

Pumpkin Ice Cream and more…

Cyrus and I are in the middle of closing on our first house in Evergreen, CO–a mountain home!  I thought it would be nice to make a special dinner to celebrate.  We made it to the next step in the process–time for the appraisal next week (crossing our fingers!). Last night I prepared the pumpkin custard…

Out and about in Denver

We were headed to Sassafras (located just near Mile High Stadium) but realized it was Broncos game day so rerouted to Jezebel’s Southern Bistro and Bar to experience this delightful surprise.  I have to say this is my first time to be served in a personal sized cast iron skillet and it was wonderful.  This…

Gelato al Limoncello: Molto Fresco!

Gelato al Limone  1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream 1/2 cup cold milk 1/2 cup sugar (I used my superfine homemade vanilla bean sugar) 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3-4 lemons) 1-2 T Limoncello Italian Lemon Liquor 1/2 t lemon zest 1 t vanilla extract Mix the cream, milk, and sugar together and stir until the sugar…

Our search for Jewel Basin…pheww, what a climb!

Today we hiked this amazing strenuous hike for over four hours! It took us three of these hours just to climb up (just to give you and idea of the steepness)!! The higher up we got, the harder it was to locate the path of the trail, because the snow was getting denser and denser….