I’ve been traveling since I was seventeen and, as much as it pains me to admit, that’s more than a few years ago. My first ‘grown up trip on a plane’ was from NY to Miami, after that it was Puerto Rico (many times) and then international travel. At a time when people thought you couldn’t go to Europe unless you went for 3 weeks, my first trip was a Thanksgiving weekend in Madrid. I’ve never regretted it.
And, although I had been traveling for a while, it wasn’t until 2001 that I took my first ever ‘group package’ tour. My friend Carolyn and I joined a Globus group for a trip to Paris, Provence and Nice. Unfortunately, it was September 2001. Read More
This recipe was inspired by a Trader Joe’s purchase of fully-cooked Korean-inspired spicy pork shoulder. I don’t usually buy their prepared food — mainly, because although I hear it’s good, I enjoy the cooking process. However, this item intrigued me, it was priced right, and I decided to take a chance. It was very well-seasoned and tender — so, once bought and tried, I bought it a second time and made this noodle bowl.
The depth of flavor in this dish belies the quick and easy preparation. Read More
Anyone who happens on these pages knows how much I enjoy this annual event — and here it is again, their 8th and my 6th. See below for links to prior years. Read More
I don’t normally celebrate this holiday but I do love a good boiled dinner. So, when my friend Carolyn, who was planning to visit from New York on St. Patrick’s Day, wanted corned beef and cabbage, I decided to make a little dinner party.