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Nasdaq Closing Bell and Zucchini Alfredo Recipe

Nasdaq Closing Bell and Zucchini Alfredo Recipe

The Zucchini Alfredo recipe at the bottom of this post was inspired by the lunch Jerry and I had at Cipriani Dolici’s the day after we “rung” the Nasdaq closing bell last week.  If you can’t wait another moment to dive into this creamy low carb dish, […]

Finding the Enchantment of Prague

Finding the Enchantment of Prague

Prague – City of Enchantment For decades I’ve heard how Prague is the most enchanting and beautiful city in all of Europe.  I have to agree.  The opulence of the architecture rivals St. Petersburg with it’s larger than life sculpture facades, frescos, and dazzling colors. […]

Tasty Food Photography Workshop*

Tasty Food Photography Workshop*

Do you run across pictures on a blog, Pinterest, or Instagram that completely suck you in?  I sure do… all the time!  I love it when a photo jumps out, grabs me by both ears, and pulls me face first into a stack of pancakes […]

Ajijic Tianguis and Luna Cacau!

Ajijic Tianguis and Luna Cacau!

Nestled deep in the central southern mountains of Mexico is a cluster of villages on the northern shore of Lake Chapala.  At its epicenter is the village of Ajijic.  10% of this area’s 100,000 or so population is an ex-patriot community made up of people […]

Tokyo and Kyoto, National Treasures

Tokyo and Kyoto, National Treasures

Travel Special: Japan (Post 2 of 3) Above is one of Japan’s most cherished national treasures: Kinkaku-ji (Golden Temple).  I kid you not, it is really that gorgeous.  I take all of the photos for this blog with my Pentax K30 except for the photos that say (Image)2 marketing. […]

Tokyo and Kyoto, People and Culture

Tokyo and Kyoto, People and Culture

Travel Special: Japan (Post 1 of 3) This past New Years my husband, son (Carver), and I went to visit my aunt and uncle in Japan.  It was a first for the three of us.  We spent 6 days in Tokyo and 3 days in […]

Chicago’s Little Eataly

Chicago’s Little Eataly

Chicago’s “little” Eataly is not so little, but in comparison (so I’ve heard) to it’s big brother in New York, it is.  I really hope heaven is like Eataly.  I hope it’s like Eataly… A LOT… packed with all my friends, family, and all the other really great people you’d expect to find there.  Because here on Earth, Eataly is all about eating, drinking, shopping, and great conversation.  It’s all there.

 

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