Exiting the ship in Gijon (pronounced Hee-hawn), there was a local dance troupe and band playing traditional local music. It was amazing to be greeted and welcomed with smiling locals who are happy to have us here! The local military police administered a temperature test and a squirt of hand sanitizer before our walk toContinue reading “Gijon, Spain And Aviles Tapas/Cider Tour”
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Travel to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Last year (October 2021) we took an epic family adventure to Europe. Have you heard of Santiago, Spain? It was one of the stops along our Oceania cruise. Xulio (Shu-lee-o) was our tour guide. The locals speak Castilian Spanish and Galletian (mix of Spanish and Portuguese). The most common trees in this area are oakContinue reading “Travel to Santiago de Compostela, Spain”
Quick & Succulent Larb Gai ( Chicken) Tacos
Try this super easy Thai/Mexican fusion taco!
Manina (A restaurant review in Frederick/Urbana, MD)
Dessert is like the cuddle after love-making…
Two Days Off Trail in Camden, NJ and Philadelphia, PA!
Took a couple of days off the Appalachian Trail to meet up with my daughter in Camden, NJ for a concert and an eating tour of Philly! Philly is SO MUCH more than Rocky 🥊 and the constitution…
Blue Toad Cidery
About 4-miles off trail (an easy hitch) and just east of the Appalachian Trail at Reid’s Gap is Blue Toad Cidery. Devil’s Backbone Brewery is directly across the street, but this place is a hidden gem. Gorgeous scenery, right along the river! You can cozy up inside or take a seat right along the riverContinue reading “Blue Toad Cidery”
A Foodie Experience at the San Antonio (Texas) Airport (SAT)
Not every experience needs to be “Big” or planned out. Sometimes you can just walk in to it. As long as you are open to trying new things, a multitude of experiences are waiting for you. The wine today…
Kauai Beaches & Food Tour
My vacations are primarily centered around hiking and food. This vacay is no different. Kauai is full of both, at a World class level. I have spoken to so many people who have “visited” Kauai and only saw the Poi’pu and Waimea side of the island. They have no idea what Kauai is actually about!Continue reading “Kauai Beaches & Food Tour”
It’s Super Satisfying Trimming Meat!
Who doesn’t love a great cut of meat procured for a super great price in bulk? Vegetarians, THAT question was not for you. But seriously, there’s nothing like buying a whole beef tenderloin and getting it home to prep, then after a couple of filet cuts, you hit gristle and you’re like “what the heck?!”Continue reading “It’s Super Satisfying Trimming Meat!”
Dried Chili Salsa
Ingredients 6 oz dried Guajillo Chili 6 oz dried Padilla Chili 2 Tbsp of dried chili Pequins (if you like spicy, if not, then omit) 2 HEADS of garlic peeled 1 sweet yellow onion peeled 2-3 Tbsp sea salt 4-5 limes juiced 1 Tbsp dried Cumin 1 bunch (2 cups) fresh Cilantro 1 Tbsp vegetableContinue reading “Dried Chili Salsa”