Pão de Queijo

Pão de Queijo

Pão de Queijo (“cheese bread” in Portuguese) is a small, airy, cheesy roll: They are made with tapioca flour: So if you are one of the many who avoid gluten, this is a bread you can eat! And it’s a … Continue reading

Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

The Peak, Victoria Peak, Peak Circle Trail, Hong Kong

Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong offering a bird’s eye view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. The Peak, as it is known locally, is the highest mountain on the island with an … Continue reading

Duck and Dim Sum in Hong Kong


John and I went to Hong Kong for a couple of days in November 2014. As soon as we booked the trip I started researching restaurants for Duck and Dim Sum. Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui was … Continue reading

Tian Tan Buddha

Big Buddha

John and I went to Hong Kong in November 2014. While there, we visited the Po Lin Monastery where the 112 feet tall Tian Tan Buddha sits overlooking the area. Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, was … Continue reading

Creamy Polenta


Polenta is coarse ground corn (grits) boiled into a porridge. But I don’t really like the word porridge. I think it sounds like a boring breakfast meal and this Creamy Polenta is most certainly not boring. It starts with 2 … Continue reading

Kofta Kebabs

Kofta Kebabs

There are so many different variations of kofta kebabs but most consist of ground meat—usually lamb or beef—mixed with herbs, spices and onions. I have eaten several variations all over the world but I’ve never cooked them. Every time I … Continue reading

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Vigeland Sculpture Park

John and I went to Oslo, the capital of Norway, for a couple of days at the end of August 2014. The highlight of our trip was Vigeland Sculpture Park in Frogner Park. This unique sculpture park showcases Gustav Vigeland’s … Continue reading

Swordfish with Tarragon and Lemon


This is my new favorite way to eat swordfish: Marinated in tarragon, garlic and lemon, quickly grilled, and then topped with freshly squeezed grilled lemon juice. It’s a cinch to make and all you need are five ingredients: Swordfish, tarragon, … Continue reading

Saigon Street Eats

Saigon Street Eats

In July 2014, John and I went to Saigon for a few days. One of the highlights of our time there was the Seafood Trail Night Tour with Saigon Street Eats. The tour started at our hotel where we were … Continue reading

XO Tours Vietnam


In July 2014, John and I went to Saigon for a few days. One of the highlights of our time there was The Sights Tour with XO Tours Vietnam. The Sights Tour includes a fun motorbike ride to the most … Continue reading

The Panorama Route


In June 2014, John and I went to South Africa to explore Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route. We drove through Kruger National Park from sunup to sundown one day: You can read all about that adventure HERE. The … Continue reading