TRAVEL: NEW YORK CITY

TRAVEL: NEW YORK CITY

A couple weeks ago I was in New York City for a few days to hang with friends and family.  I took my 4 year old son to for a summer break and to see his grandmother and aunt.  The 5 days that I spent in NYC was way too short as it seemed to fly by in a flash.  I barely got to catch up with friends while there as I was busy helping my sister with her outdoor...Read more …
PINEAPPLE MINT WINE PUNCH

PINEAPPLE MINT WINE PUNCH

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MoscatoMoments #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. It is officially summer which means it is officially hot weather.  While I may complain sometimes about the heat I would take it anytime over the cold, after all I was born in a country that has summer year round.   I tend to entertain more in the summer; there...Read more …
GIVEAWAY WINNER

GIVEAWAY WINNER

I’ve been running a giveaway all week and today I will announce the winner!  The prize is one Wolf Gourmet Blender High Performance Blender valued at $700.  Thank you to all who have entered.  I’ve randomly selected a winner and the winner is Sodamnyummy.  If you’re the winner, please check your email.  If you do not claim your prize in 7 days, I will choose another winner.       Save Save Save Save SaveRead more …
AFWF RECAP + GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

AFWF RECAP + GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

The past 3 days have been amazing for a foodie like myself. Thanks to @atlfoodandwine and @wolfgourmet for an amazing time!! If you haven't been to the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival you totally should. Lots of classes, dinners and events…oh and the fact that for $100 you can have unlimited beer, cocktails, wines and food from top chefs from all over the Southern US as well as countries in the southern hemisphere. Until next year 🍷 cheers. Pictured: prosecco...Read more …
GRILLED SNAPPER

GRILLED SNAPPER

  I love fish and try to cook it at least once a week.  I’ve been cooking more whole fish lately and was thrilled that it’s warmed up enough for me to pull out the grill.  On a recent shopping trip to the farmers market I spotted white snapper and thought it would be perfect on the grill.  The fish was marinated with a marinade that I’ve been using for a few months on different types of fish and it...Read more …
DINING OUT: ILLEGAL FOOD

DINING OUT: ILLEGAL FOOD

Brunch is a big deal in Atlanta and most restaurants have a brunch menu or some sort of breakfast item on the menu.  It’s not uncommon to be greeted with a wait on Saturday and Sunday afternoons as the brunch crowd flock to the restaurants for a bite. I love brunch but I’m not big on breakfast foods – I know, weird.  What I do love are the creative dishes and a great cocktail, I also love the easy vibe...Read more …
MARINATED TOMATO SALAD

MARINATED TOMATO SALAD

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreschEats #CollectiveBias I know I’m not the only one that likes to sometimes add fresh vegetables to what may be a takeout or frozen meal.  I love adding a fresh element to brighten up the meal and at the same time it’s added nutritional value doesn’t hurt.      For lunch on Friday I made Freschetta® Canadian Style Bacon and Pineapple Pizza that...Read more …
SPICED RICE PILAF

SPICED RICE PILAF

We eat rice a lot and like anything it can get boring.  I typically cook rice plain but every now and then spice things up a bit by adding seasonings and other ingredients to give it a bit more flavor.   I’ve made rice in so many ways over the years but really haven’t documented the recipes since it’s usually spontaneous.  This spiced rice I’ve made a few times in recent months and I’m quite fond of it.  I used a...Read more …
ATLANTIC STATION FOOD CRAWL

ATLANTIC STATION FOOD CRAWL

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going on a Foodie Crawl at various restaurants in Atlantic Station.  Atlanta Station is located in the heart of Midtown and is a mixed used space with restaurants, shops, condos and even a movie theater; you can shop, catch a move and dine all within walking distance. There are a variety of places to grab a bite in Atlantic Station.  I began my food crawl at Rosa Mexicano where we they...Read more …
SMOKED HERRING

SMOKED HERRING

Smoked herring is a common breakfast dish in the Caribbean and is usually sautéed with onion, peppers and herbs.  It is often served with bread, bake, dumplings or ground provisions.   West Indians love fish and eat it in every form, while fresh fish is readily available smoked, salted and canned fish pops up on the table from time to time.   Sardines, smoked herring and salt fish are usually eaten as breakfast in many households and are always met with delight.  Smoked herring can be a...Read more …