Just this morning I packed some aged parmesan into my daughter’s lunchbox for school. “The good stuff, the real thing, you know the one you bring from Italy every time, how old is it 38 years?”, yes, that’s what she said less than an hour ago. Okay, this particular Parmigiano Reggiano is “only” aged for […]
So part of living in the South of the United States means that even if there is only minimal snowfall, it is a BIG deal – for the lack of equipment to manage the effects of snow and ice. So grounded we are with no chance to stock up (not that my kitchen needs it […]
Cold Remedy Italian-style
Want to feel warm and fuzzy on a cold day? Try baked smoked mozzarella with mushrooms!
Beauties in purple
Today’s Farmer’s Market finds: The goal is to let the ingredients shine and fuel both the body and soul
Pura Vida on three very full plates
There is only so much hotel food, I can eat and since finding an alternative choice on a Monday in Punta Islita was not an option, we ventured out of town. What’s one more dirt road and a couple of streams to cross at this point in our Costa Rican journey along the roads less […]
Pura Vida in Guanacaste
Cold Costa Rican craft beer, amazing views and great food – all provided by gracious hosts William (chef and soon brewmaster at Monkey Brewing Co.) and Sandro (bartender and always smiling maitre d’) – what more could you ask for? Skip eating downtown at Playas Del Coco and head straight up to “The Lookout”, you […]
Healthy home-made eats: Looking good and tasting great!
Here’s a look at what came out of my kitchen this week. Just have fun with your veggies as healthy food doesn’t have to be bland and boring. I don’t follow recipes nor do I take notes while I cook. My goal is always to let the actual ingredients shine and roasting, grilling (preferably on […]
What’s for dinner on Motivation Monday? Colorful sweet potato mash
Busy Monday – working, finalizing upcoming Costa Rica trip and cleaning up from a fun weekend -, but had some fun with Sunday’s BBQ leftovers: turned two grilled heirloom sweet potatoes into yummy healthy mash and my simple dish is making its way to the top of Instagrams new(est) foodie hashtag #simpleweeknightdinners. Does that speak […]
From my kitchen: Veggies – all jazzed up, but still good for you
The Farmer’s Market is one of my happy places. I love veggies, but five servings a day is even hard for me, cause eventually I get bored and that’s the moment when I reach for the not so healthy snacks. This is the first post where share some of my ways to jazz up up […]
Gluttony-Me goes Gluten-Free – HMMO Day I
A temporary farewell to great breads, pita chips… Let’s see if the pros of gluten-free outweigh the cons?