Scavenger Hunt: Things to Find in Old San Juan (Puerto Rico)

Scavenger Hunt: Things to Find in Old San Juan (Puerto Rico)

When I picture a classic Caribbean town, images of brightly-colored row houses with strikingly white columns and charming balconies come to mind.  Old San Juan meets all your expectations.  There are beautiful cobblestone streets straight out of the 17th century.  They twist around the buildings and up hills, creating small parks around every corner.  And [...]

Lemonade Four Ways (plus diet option!)

Lemonade Four Ways (plus diet option!)

Lemons and mixed berries create a tasty blend of sweet and sour in lemonade four ways Today, I'm sharing my recipe for four variations of homemade lemonade--plain, strawberry, blueberry, and mixed berry.  Homemade lemonade is so easy to mix up, and it tastes so much better than anything you can get from a store-bought mix. [...]

Taco Tuesday: Mexican Succotash

Taco Tuesday: Mexican Succotash

A Mexican twist on this classic dish spices things up to create a unique side dish for Taco Tuesday Succotash is a classic American dish made of corn and lima beans.  Today, we're taking this age-old dish south of the border, giving it a spicy kick and throwing in some bright bell peppers and cilantro. [...]

Na Pali Coast Photo Blog (Kauai, Hawaii)

Na Pali Coast Photo Blog (Kauai, Hawaii)

    You give me fresh life and vigour. Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are men to rocks and mountains?... And when we do return, it shall not be like other travellers, without being able to give one accurate idea of anything. We will know where we have gone -- we will recollect what we have seen. Lakes, mountains, and [...]

Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad

Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad

Garbanzo beans, black beans, corn, and veggies create a colorful summer mix I made this Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad for a 4th of July potluck.  It is another good option if you are looking for a cold side to go with barbeque. Start with a large mixing bowl and two cans of garbanzo beans, one [...]