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pasta e fagioli pot water_lagostina-low res

  I’ve been spending the past few days in NYC, freezing my little Caribbean tuckus off. It’s been so freaking cold, it’s been making me angry. Angry with the building manager that has not turned up the central heat. But that’s another story. Since I’m here in NYC, I’m also in lazy mode. So to […]

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Courtesy of http://www.scattidigusto.it

People who live in Milan know that no one actually goes out in central Milan. For years, the area in and around the Duomo had be relegated as the place where you shop, work and/or eat lunch. With only a few exceptions, by 8pm the locals have vacated the area, leaving the tourists to eat […]

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Grand Central Market Mural

Continuing in my theme of avoiding all this cold, I’ll tell you all about my last visit to Los Angeles. It wasn’t my first trip there, but it was the first time I had a little bit of time to explore. My fabulous husband, took it upon himself to do a bit of research on […]

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Casa_limone

I was recently in Cleveland, Ohio. I clicked on my weather app, and it stated -10º C (14ºF). The frigid weather made me think about the book “Guns, Germs, and Steel” which talks about human migration (amongst other things). I kept on thinking about our ancient ancestors than wondered from the warmth of Africa and […]

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Shaving Instruments

In my mind it was a few days ago, but after looking at the invite I realize it’s actually been weeks now. Whenever it was, it was fabulous. But let me explain. Through a friend I received an invitation to the closing night of Chivas Milano 1909 – Members Club.   Yes you guessed it the […]

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faraona finished2

  Our twice daily safari’s were quite intriguing. Each time we went out we discovered a new animal or something new about one we had already seen. We were probably most astonished to see how much the animals behavior changed at various times of day. After a few days it became obvious that my husband […]

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  We arrived at the Vuyani Safari Lodge around 4pm having successfully managing not to hit a single impala on the dirt road leading to the hotel. Much of the staff was outside awaiting our arrival with hot towels and warm smiles. I don’t think I had ever been that happy to arrive to a […]

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butternut squash gratin final 2 -low res

While at Vuyani the head chef showed me how to make this dish. He made it one of the nights that we were at the lodge. I think it’s a great dish for any night you have a little bit of (passive) time, but maybe other things to do… It’s also perfect for Thanksgiving, since […]

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ingredients porcini and potatoes gratin

  The “Seasons”, all four of them are new to me. After all I was born in the Caribbean and grew up in Miami. Until about the age of twenty the seasons consisted in mild or hot, rainy or not. In Miami we get all excited when it hits like 75˚F (24˚C) At which point […]

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theoldtransvalinn-cropped - low res

  The next day the sun greeted us bright and early with the promise of a better day. We took a shower in “Duck and Trout’s” moldy bathroom. I’m happy to say neither of us walked away with a foot infection… From there we made our way to the “Old Transvaal Inn” for breakfast. It […]

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