Archive for the savory Category
Thank goodness my husband isn’t a very picky eater. He may not be any help with menu planning (all he ever requests are tacos and enchiladas) but he does eat whatever I put in front of him. Because he is easy, I give him a break on things I know he really doesn’t like. Quinoa. Leafy greens. And any other veggies that he would consider “too healthy”.
Back when I lived in Buenos Aires, I worked with a girl who went to college in Vermont. We became good friends and she would never stop raving about the great state of Vermont. I knew nothing about Vermont, so I just listened and didn’t think much about it. She ended up moving back there after our fun adventure in South America and last fall, I had the luxury of visiting her in the lovely town I had heard so much about.
After my girls trip to Croatia last year, I knew I had to go back. I really enjoyed the small towns of Rovinj and Pula, so I knew the bigger cities must have something great to offer. Croatia seems to me a bit like the Mexico of Europe. The Croatian coastal towns have a relaxed vibe, everything moves a little slower, prices are a bit cheaper, and rules aren’t meant to be followed. We were ready for a break from the rules so we booked ourselves a five night trip; one day/two nights in Split, one day scenic drive, and three nights in Dubrovnik.
Growing up, orange pumpkins were only meant to be carved and sit on the porch for Halloween. When Thanksgiving rolled around, we used a different kind of pumpkin that came out of a can and was baked into yummy breads, cookies, and pie. How was I to know that those orange Halloween pumpkins could magically turn into a beautiful and fresh version of the canned stuff I already knew and loved?
My trip to Istanbul has been over a year in the making. My girlfriends and I had a week long trip planned along the Turkish coast last summer, but we changed it last minute due to the political unrest. Our replacement trip to Croatia more than sufficed, but I still had a flight voucher to Istanbul and an itch to check out the city.