I love avocados. They stay close at hand in my kitchen; they have many uses. Slices garnish my eggs at breakfast (I’m more of a savory-food-for-breakfast gal than sweet); they are often found in my fresh summer salads. Nothing beats homemade guacamole, which I often prepare in my molcajete. Sometimes I just sprinkle on a smidge of salt and scoop it straight out of the skin. Then there is the ‘BLTA’ sandwich: Continue reading →
Amalia Cafe on St. Thomas is a special place for me. It’s a Spanish restaurant and one of my favorites on St. Thomas. I first visited there in the spring of 2014 after meeting the owner, Randolf Maynard (he goes by Maynard), at the Taste of St. Croix where we were both judges. That night was one of my highlights of living in the islands. Pure magic!
Today is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day…me and ice cream, we go way back. Breyer’s ice cream – the original – was a special treat when I visited my grandparents. When I was little she still had a milk man who delivered milk and ice cream to the metal box that sat outside her door. It wasn’t only a summer treat; we had it year-round. She had special dishes for it, small etched glassware that I only ever saw her use for ice cream. She may have used them for other foods when I wasn’t looking, but to me they will Continue reading →
Just curious: If you have one, how many of you use your formal dining room on a regular basis? I mean for actually dining, not doing crafts or holding the overflow from filing or various other household projects!! [Yes, I’m talking to YOU!!]
“a wise woman puts a grain of sugar in everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.” ~Helen Rowland
Many out there extol the benefits of salt, particularly sea salt. Himalayan Sea Salt has been all the rage in recent years. In addition to that, there are myriad other salts out there, flavored and unflavored, and in all sorts of colors.