Savoring the Season: Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

The sun is blazing, and its late afternoon on a Sunday.  We retreat to our patio to escape the sweltering heat.  The ceiling fans are humming overhead, and the wind down begins.  Warm weather appetizers are a must and we start with crispy polenta rounds, with creamy burrata, sliced watermelon wedges, and a arugula tossed … Continue reading Savoring the Season: Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

Pura Vida….Travel Journey to Costa Rica and Green Plantain Ceviche

Nestled between Nicaragua to its north, and Panama to the southeast, and sharing two coastlines with the Pacific and the Caribbean lies the Republic of Costa Rica.   With a 3-hour car ride from the Liberia airport to our first adventure in the Arenal region there was plenty of time to soak up the scenic … Continue reading Pura Vida….Travel Journey to Costa Rica and Green Plantain Ceviche

Rural America….Southern Hospitality and Chicken Pot Pie

Life invariably provides twists and turns.  There is no avoiding them.   Through this bittersweet symphony of life we are usually in the midst of counting our blessings, and balancing our challenges.My parents moved to a rural small town about 10 years ago.  Southern roots run deep in this town and weddings, new babies, and … Continue reading Rural America….Southern Hospitality and Chicken Pot Pie

All That…And A No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Too

"To be outstanding get comfortable with being uncomfortable" ~ UnknownIf you have been to North Carolina there is no disagreement, its a beautiful state from its bustling cities, expansive farmland, to the mountain landscape of southern Appalachia.Getting off the beaten path and taking the road a little less traveled results in the adventure, more often … Continue reading All That…And A No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Too

Sunday Supper: Adoración’s Spanish Paella

Paella is a classic Spanish dish that is defined as a rice stew  A dish made of saffron flavored rice with chicken, shellfish, and a variety of other ingredients cooked together to create a communal style meal, meaning that everyone finds a place around the pan to enjoy. Americans tend to lean into the belief that … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Adoración’s Spanish Paella