Day 9 We have checked into an amazing albergue. Large beds with privacy curtains AND lockers for our backpacks. The owner is doing our laundry, for a small fee, while we have lunch, a pilgrim menu consisting of chorizo, eggs, fries, bread, beer, dessert, and coffee (all for only 6.50€). After a little rest, hope... Continue Reading →
Hope that everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving. In all my travels, I have learned that food, family, and friends bring us together. Today, Kevin and I will have a small dinner...just us and the kitties. The 12.5 lb turkey is in the oven. Gobble gobble.
I love to can. Yes...as in mason jars, pressure cookers, and hot water baths. Every weekend during the summer and fall, we venture to the local farmers market to gather nearly a bushel of fresh produce. The rest of the day is spent in the kitchen canning. Storing the items for the winter months. This... Continue Reading →
We have been searching for new ways to incorporate more vegetables into our weekend breakfasts. We often enjoy breakfast burritos, omelets, or various other egg dishes, but most were built around some type of meat. Last week, we came upon a recipe for veggie hash...a combination of sweet potatoes, broccolini, onions, peppers, garlic, eggs, and... Continue Reading →
I have always loved to cook. From ribs, to desserts; French to Asian. Doesn't matter. Cooking is a form of relaxation and creativity. Last night, Kevin, my husband and sou chief, and I prepared Vietnamese Pho. A warm and hearty combination of chicken, mushrooms, broccoli, scallions, ginger, red onions, cilantro, fish sauce, rice noodles, and... Continue Reading →
While at the conference this week, I enjoyed many lunches at the market. The market was originally constructed in 1894, but a fire destroyed half the roof in 1896. Following repairs the market reopened in 1897. Along with the many shops for tourists, many locals do their daily shopping in the market. It is hard... Continue Reading →
This is the largest market in Budapest. The first floor features fresh meats, fruits, and vegetables. The second floor hosts Hungarian street food and vendors catering to tourists. The food is cheap and plentiful. A must visit.
I've been in Budapest all week attending a professional conference. After the late afternoon session, a colleague and I ventured up to the Castle District to savor the grape harvest at the Budapest Wine Festival. What an amazing event. Over 200 vineyards were on display showcasing their wines. A prepayment card was used to purchase... Continue Reading →
http://animoto.com/play/j5i0HTZ15sozRaCsJ13FjA This is a video I made after my first trip to Istanbul in October 2011. Istanbul is an amazing city, filled with contrasts and contradictions. If you have been there, you understand. If you haven't walked its cobble stoned streets, you are missing a great experience. The people are warm and welcoming; the food... Continue Reading →