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

Muffin Pan Potato Gratins

Muffin Pan Potato Gratins

I saw this recipe by Martha Stewart on Pinterest last month. It looked and sounded great but the first thing I thought was: that needs Gruyère. I’ve made these Muffin Pan Potato Gratins several times now and they go perfectly … Continue reading

15 Memorial Day Weekend Recipes


Memorial Day is a special day where we honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As we remember our heroes, many of us will gather with our friends and … Continue reading

Georgia Mountain EggFest 2014


In May 2014, John and I attended the 4th Annual Georgia Mountain EggFest in Hiawassee, Georgia. The EggFest was held at the famous Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds along the shores of Lake Chatuge. What’s an EggFest? An EggFest is a venue … Continue reading