A Foodie Adventure in Asheville, North Carolina

There are so many exciting places to visit in the United States. For us having the focus of doing a culinary adventure sounded very appealing. My husband had heard of Asheville, NC as being a big foodie community. Asheville is also home to the Biltmore Estate a gorgeous castle built by George Vanderbilt III, fashioned after some of the French Loire Valley castles. Asheville is … Continue reading A Foodie Adventure in Asheville, North Carolina

Good Ole American Potato Salad

Good Ole American Potato Salad I got inspired this 4th of July to make a good ole American potato salad as part of the day’s festivities. It’s so easy to make with fresh ingredients rather than buying the pre-made grocery store stuff. The original inspiration came from my mother-in-law’s recipe. The recipe below yields about 8 -10 servings. Ingredients 2 ½ pounds of potatoes (preferably … Continue reading Good Ole American Potato Salad

Mi Chimichurri Es Tu Chimichurri

My friends have been after my Chimichurri sauce recipe for a while now. I have experimented with various recipes over the years and have finally put the following recipe in writing. Chimichurri is a sauce originally from Argentina and is widely used in Latin America cuisine. It is a herb sauce used on grilled meats, both as a marinade and as a finishing sauce. The … Continue reading Mi Chimichurri Es Tu Chimichurri

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Brussels and Bruges

As you may remember, our family lived in Brussels, Belgium for four years from 1997 until 2001. Both our children were born in Brussels. After we returned to the US, I had brought the children to visit Brussels in 2005 but we had not been back since then. We thought it very appropriate to visit Brussels on our last weekend getaway before moving back to … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane: Brussels and Bruges

Central Vietnam

Danang, Hue, and Hoi An We arrived in Danang airport at night and were met by our new guide, Huan. Huan was friendly and overflowed with exuberance and enthusiasm. Together with the driver we took the windy mountain road to Hue arriving at our hotel at 10:30 p.m. We stayed in the beautiful La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue. From the moment I stepped … Continue reading Central Vietnam