mexico my mexico

mexico my mexico

Mexico my Mexico A culinary journey through the mind of a chef growing up in a border town between California and Mexico. Come take a little adventure with me. Global Flavors: Mexico, My Mexico   The San Diego of my childhood was not the glossy high rises of the center city or the quaint architecture… Continue Reading

gratitude

33 days of gratitude

gratitude We have this lovely little tradition in our house. We circle around the Thanksgiving table and everyone gets to say what they are thankful for. Sometimes the answers are long. Sometimes the answers are only one word. Hadyn when she was first big enough to answer this question, sat very still for a long… Continue Reading

fear is your friend

fear is your friend

Fear is your friend Last month, I was climbing down into a 100 foot deep cenote in the Yucatan. A cenote (z-no-te) is a water filled sinkhole and part of a connected underground river system. All rivers are underground in Mexico and when the limestone above collapses you have a cenote or ultimate swimming hole.… Continue Reading

girlfriend’s essential packing list

girlfriend’s essential packing list

Twenty things you need on your packing list for your next adventure. I have had wanderlust since my first independent expedition when I was twelve. All I have ever needed for a guaranteed adventure was a ticket to somewhere new. In my life I have traveled more than I have stayed still in one spot,… Continue Reading

my italian boyfriend

my italian boyfriend

I fell in love with my Italian boyfriend when  I was twelve, and my mother and new stepfather sent me on a summer trip with Scholastic International. It was a six week tour of Europe intended for high school graduates before they left for college; my generation’s shortened equivalent of a gap year. The reading… Continue Reading

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