Crust-less Quiche

A sort of recipe for you… Potato Crusted Quiche What you’ll need: Eggs Milk or cream onions potatoes (I use the organic multicolored little bag of potatoes from Whole Foods–love the purple ones!) garlic brussel sprouts kale (optional) tomatoes cotija cheese salt pepper Served with a side of avocado, cottage cheese, and Louisiana hot sauce…

Breakfast in Carmel by-the-Sea

I woke up at the crack of dawn to get my first view of Carmel in the daytime and what a sight it was.  My balcony had a magically delightful ocean view!  I brought my book out (which I never opened) and a cup of coffee to accompany me, but I just couldn’t take my eyes…

North African Egg Dish

Green Shakshuka 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large leeks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 large celery stalk, sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 bunch of Swiss chard, cut into 1/2-inch ribbons 1 cup spinach (tightly packed) 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 4 large eggs Salt and…

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…

Back in Big D

I had a blast with my good friends gathering for this happy hour reunion at Parliament.  It couldn’t have gone better than this and everyone showed up just to see me!  I sure missed these guys but not particularly the Dallas lifestyle. LauraAndyChristina By night… With the full work day, 4 hour drive, and partying since 5pm,…

John Denver Sanctuary 

This precious gem of Aspen is a peaceful and serene spot for meditation and reflection.  We stumbled upon it behind our lovely brunch spot (on Hotel Jerome patio) during a cloudy walk through town on our final day in Aspen.           I just realized he died on my 15th birthday…           …

LoHi

This will hopefully be my near future neighborhood! Rootdown:  my favorite restaurant in Denver so far Maci Cafe, this small Italian gem, is authentically Euro!  I felt like I stepped off the streets of LoHi right into Italy.  They have the perfect espressos (Italian style- short and strong!) with the perfect natural crema and the…

Easter in South Carolina

Bon voyage Nitro…off to the Carolinas to meet your new “Forever Mom” ~Cheers to ♥Nitro♥ touching our lives for 6 wonderful loving months!~  His first flight  After introducing Nitro to his new mommy Abigail, we went to explore this nearby National Park  Bald cypress knees everywhere!    These unfamiliar trees called Water Tupelos predominantly inhabit this area as well.  These are the…

Eat in NOLA 

Muriel’s serves “classic creole with old world elegance” and is located in the middle of all the action in Jackson Square. We started with Pimm’s cup and a bottle wine.A delicious fried green tomato-arugula appetizer We finally got up early enough to score a table at EAT also located in the French Quarter just a couple…

Welcome to TRUCKEE

This town is so rad! Coffeebar is the most popular coffee shop in town with a nice crowd inside and out.   Donner Lake was so serene and gorgeous on our stroll along the beach.  We also enjoyed gawking at the outstanding million dollar homes and cabins encircling the lake. High up on the hill…

Frittata and baked home fries

Asparagus Frittata 5 eggs, scrambled 5 asparagus, chopped 3 green onions, chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 7 organic cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup cheddar, shredded A couple splashes of milk or cream Herbs of your choice S & P Pour all together in hot skillet for a minute to let slightly cook. Then cook…

Two great breakfast joints in Martha’s Vineyard–Edgartown

Among the Flowers Cafe They have great Bloody Mary’s here…and the plates were scrumptious and plentiful. I had a delicious omelet for brunch. It was packed by 10 so get there early if you don’t want to wait an hour. The Dock St. Coffee Shop is very old school–right near the port. This place took…