Entries Tagged as 'Travels Abroad'

Homemade Quinoa Granola Recipe and a Road Trip to France

April 11th, 2012 · 10 Comments

I’ve cooked with quinoa for a while now, and I keep finding ways to use it in savory dishes. But what about sweet? I wanted to start using quinoa as a porridge in the mornings as I had been reading about, but since I have quite a lot of oatmeal around the house, and not […]

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Tags: Dessert · France · Recipe · Travels Abroad

Second Impressions of Barcelona, Spain

December 19th, 2011 · 7 Comments

First impressions can mean a lot. It’s taking your knowledge of something or someone (probably close to 0) and filling that cup entirely in one shot. But I don’t believe first impressions are the definitive insight into that person or place, and with time you can peel back all the layers. Barcelona has a secret […]

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Tags: Spain · Travels Abroad

What I’m Craving: Fried Artichoke Chips from La Boqueria Market, Barcelona

November 30th, 2011 · 9 Comments

These crispy, hot bites with a tender finish and that sweet aftertaste artichoke hearts leave in your mouth when you eat them alone. These particular fried artichoke chips, or in Spanish chips de alcachofas fritas, (even more fun, in Catalan: xips de carxofes fregides) we devoured (and then savored when we ordered them a second […]

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Tags: Food · Spain · Travels Abroad

A Helicopter Ride on Kauai, Hawaii

September 8th, 2011 · 11 Comments

As much as I love love love to travel, I’m not one of those people that enjoys scouring countless websites looking for the best deal, I don’t get fare alerts on my favorite destinations, I don’t know the best place to comparison shop a flight, and I don’t cut coupons. Whew. (that confession has lifted […]

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Tags: Travels Abroad · U.S.

Dinner at Grant Achatz’s Alinea in Chicago

June 15th, 2011 · 6 Comments

When I was at BlogHer Chicago in 2009, I had the privilege of eating dinner at Grant Achatz’s restaurant, Alinea (voted consistently one of the best restaurants in the US). Two years later, it’s still a meal I think about, a lot. Of course, I think about the absolutely fun time I had with Elise […]

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Tags: Discovering Food · Food · Travels Abroad · U.S.