Food + Drink

Reflections at 35,000 feet and Hearty Vegetable and Beef Borscht

At 35,000 feet, I reflected on how blessed we were to be beginning a month-long journey through Europe. Our travels would bring us to Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. We have hosted students over the decades from three of these countries. These once high school students are grown-up with careers and families of their

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Cork Talk

Pop, Fizz, and Clink

Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of champagne. ~Paul Claudel Friends, when you visit this post, we will be celebrating the end of our first week in Europe. We are traveling with our European friends who we consider our

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Travelers Notebook

Weekend in Charleston and a Low-Country Feast

“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul” ~ Dorothy Day We embarked on a long weekend to the low-country’s epicenter Charleston, South Carolina.  A trip to be made slowly, not rushed, southern style. With just a click, we signed up to enjoy a meal in a talented but

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Travelers Notebook

Huevos Rotos: Spanish Broken Eggs

“If  I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move, as far as you can, across the ocean, or simply across the river.  Walk in someone’s else’s shoes or at least eat their food.  It’s a plus for everybody”~Anthony Bourdain 1956-2018 Traveling both inspires me and engages me in a way that can be difficult to

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Travelers Notebook

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 landscape.

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Food + Drink

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,

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