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Cheese and Meat Board: How to create amazing displays

We started watching Rick Steve’s Monday Night Travel a few months ago. Of course, Rick pairs his food and drink with the country he is traveling to for each show. Recently we switched to watching the show on Tuesday after it is recorded so we can eat dinner during it. As a result, we are […]

Street Tacos Recipes: How to Make These Easy Meals

Of course, tacos can be fun and easy to make for a quick weeknight meal. Why do you think Mexican street food is so popular? In addition, tacos can be a healthy dinner. They are versatile and can be made out of fish, beef, veggies, eggs, pretty much anything. Therefore I have compiled some of […]

What is Picadillo, and How to Make This Tasty Dish

So what is Picadillo anyway? Long ago native Mexicans used wild boar, turkey, dove, quail, and pheasant in their cooking, but it was the Spanish that introduced cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. How we think of traditional Mexican cooking is really a combination of techniques used by both native inhabitants and the Spanish. Here you […]

Mixed Drinks with Rum: Captivating History & How to Make Classic Recipes

Several years ago my husband and I visited a rum distillery during our road trip to New Orleans so we thought it would be fun to take this virtual class to learn more. It was 10am in Wellington, New Zealand when we met up with Ray for our virtual Rum class. We learned about the […]

Easter Dinner Traditions in Greece: and How to Cook Great Food

My husband and I love Greek food and culture which leads me to write about Easter dinner traditions in Greece. Although we haven’t made it to Greece yet, we did learn some Greek in preparation for our trip to Tarpon Springs, a Greek American village, a few years back. Today I will discuss the Easter […]

Irish Whiskey Best: Stories and How to Drink it

Here we recount Irish Whiskey best tasting practices along with some historic tales. Since we couldn’t actually go to Ireland, we decided to bring Ireland to us. We traveled through Zoom to learn about Irish Whiskey. Our host, John, began the session with introductions and asked everyone what they would be drinking during the tour. […]

Irish Fairy Tales: Thrilling Tales of Truth and Fiction

We recently had the pleasure of meeting with Mark and some other virtual travelers for a virtual tour of Irish fairy tales and weird true stories from Dublin. If you enjoy these Irish fairy tales you may enjoy additional tales paired with a virtual Irish Whiskey tasting. Ancient History During the last ice age, glaciers […]

How to Make Traditional Irish Recipes with a Modern Twist

Since travel is limited I am writing several posts this month on Irish food, drinks, and tales in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. I have updated these traditional Irish recipes to make them healthier, easier to cook, and using more easily accessible ingredients. Not so Traditional Irish Recipe for Cockles & Mussels This traditional Irish […]