Truly Colorful Colorado!

Truly Colorful Colorado!

A trip down memory lane in Colorful Colorado with visits to Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Loveland, Fort Collins, Longmont, and Boulder.

Sunny San Diego - Part II

Sunny San Diego – Part II

A multi-media tour of Sunny San Diego with visits to SeaWorld, white sandy beaches at La Jolla, Belmont Park, and Coronado.

Sunny San Diego - Part I

Sunny San Diego – Part I

A multi-media tour of San Diego and its world famous attractions (San Diego Zoo, USS Midway Museum). White sandy beaches, delicious food, and much more.

Our Week in Holland

Our Week in Holland

Our Week in Holland – enjoying canals, windmills, Dutch master paintings, wonderful cheeses, and fish platters in South Holland.

McIntosh apples

Minnesota’s Apple and Wine Country

It is apple season in Minnesota! Each year we look forward to weekend trips to apple orchards opened to visitors at this time. Some orchards not only offer apples but also wines from their vineyards. Northern wines are a growing industry in our neck of the woods and we have several award winning vineyards dotting…

Read More »

Antipasto Rollups

Antipasto Rollups

Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes, giving us different tastes and textures. When natural flavors and colors are added, they become a feast for the eyes as well. I came across this bag of pasta some months back and could not resist bringing it home with me. They look so bright and colorful, almost…

Read More »

Ochazuke with Salted Egg

Ochazuke with Salted Egg and Campus Visits

Today I am going to share a very simple dish using the homemade salted eggs from my previous post. Ochazuke is rice in green tea normally accompanied by a variety of condiments, nori, and leftover side dishes seasoned with a little salt or soy sauce. Salted egg makes a wonderful accompaniment to ochazuke as it…

Read More »

Lavender Walnut Bread

Lavender Walnut Bread

This is the final segment on my visit to England. I know my third segment was about a month ago but I wanted a lavender recipe to accompany this post. For a while I was undecided on what to make. While preparing to bake a loaf of bread yesterday, it finally dawned on me that…

Read More »

Luxury Fish Pie

English Fish Pie and a Winner!

Liverpool was fun but the grandeur of London beckons. It was heart warming to be met at the train station by DongXing and her two lovely children. After having some delicious freshly made ice cream at Tutti Frutti, we went by the Asian market and Sainsbury to pick up some groceries. I am a food…

Read More »

McVitie's Biscuit Log

The White Cake Album, Liverpool

Still “following the sun” in England, I had a “ticket to ride” to Liverpool. The town by the Mersey, home of THE BEATLES, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! “Money may not buy me love” but it sure got me the Magical Mystery Tour. And, no, they don’t have “eight days a week” in Liverpool but seven is…

Read More »

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Ma Biren Goes West – Part II

And now, Part II and conclusion of Ma Biren Goes West! Will there be more animals sightings? Does Biren put on climbing shoes and scale Mt. Rushmore? Will there be a recipe this time?