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Category: Food

Marsala Memories: Sicilian Caponata

Marsala Memories: Sicilian Caponata

Last summer, Pete and I were in Marsala, Sicily to attend the beautiful wedding of our friends, Matteo and Giovanna. We were very excited to share our friends’ special day. As an added bonus, we had an “excuse” to go to Marsala, a town that […]

Doing The Laundry (Room)

Doing The Laundry (Room)

Las Vegas is full of shows. On any given night, you can see aquatic marvels, acrobats flying through the air or balanced precariously, slight of hand feats of wonder or your favourite artist performing or you can enjoy laughs aplenty. If you are a cocktailer, […]

Curried Cauliflower Lentil Coconut Soup

Curried Cauliflower Lentil Coconut Soup

Someone rather perversely reminded me the other day that bathing suit season is coming. Ugh. Already? While the weather outside is not beach-like, I guess that it will seem like an instant before warm weather and being outdoors will be here. For the warm weather, I […]

Faux Pho: For One

Faux Pho: For One

I’ve had a bit of a love affair with Pho (pronounced fuh) ever since I had my first slurp of this beef noodle soup many, many years ago. There is something about a big steamy bowl of broth, noodles, crunchy bean sprouts and fresh herbs that […]

Buenos Aires Blossoms, Bottles and Booze

Buenos Aires Blossoms, Bottles and Booze

Buenos Aires has a very European vibe, from the extremely French architecture to the wide, tree-lined streets. On one smaller tree-lined street, there is an elegantly-appointed florist shop called Floreria Atlantico. Large containers of roses, lilies, sunflowers and other blossoms fill the store with gorgeous scents. […]

Poke Poke Poke

Poke Poke Poke

Pete and I were in Hawaii a few years ago to celebrate my birthday. The “State of Many Islands” is beautiful. One of the things that Pete loved was all the fresh fish! Since returning, it seems that every time I turn around, there is a […]

Perfect Party Pate

Perfect Party Pate

“Hi Elin, I’m having an Oscar party and I need an elegant appetizer. What should I make?” Are you looking for a luxurious item for your next Oscar or cocktail party? This pate is perfect – it checks all the boxes. It’s a snap to make and very […]