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European Adventure Part III: Paris Eats

If there’s one thing Paris is known for (you know, other than the iconic landmarks, museums, architecture, etc etc) it’s the food. And (at least when it comes to the pastries, bread, and cheese) I was not disappointed. If you missed it, here’s yesterday’s post with more photos of the sights in Paris; this post...

European Adventure Part II: Paris, France

What can I say, Paris is perfect. Walking through Paris, past the sidewalk cafes and pastry shops and fruit markets, I felt like I was walking in a movie, in that perfectly imperfect kind of way (funny, because one shopkeeper we spoke to said he feels the same way about New York). It’s like the...

Aztec Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream

What is there to say about this ice cream? It’s all gone, I’ll tell you that much. Need I say more? Considering this is my 3rd batch of ice cream this week, I’d say I’m doing a pretty darn good job of embracing ice cream season fully and completely. Hey, don’t judge. I had a...

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Fried Zucchini Blossoms

Fried zucchini blossoms just sound awesome, and they’re always something I’ve wanted to make. Unfortunately, not having sufficient real estate to grow my own zucchini if only to harvest the flowers, I was pretty much relegated to what was available at the farmers’ markets or grocery stores, and never once had I seen zucchini blossoms...

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise aboard the Ruby Princess: Part II

Day 5 brought us to Skagway, Alaska, the Northern-most stop on our journey. The only thing more beautiful than the weather was the scenery that greeted us there. (In case you missed it, Part I can be found here). We headed out on a “Skagway in Focus” photography tour, guided by a professional photographer who...

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise aboard the Ruby Princess: Part I

When it rains, it pours. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Despite the fact that we were still playing catch-up from our grand Europe adventure, we simply couldn’t turn down an invitation to sail for Alaska aboard the Ruby Princess. Timing be damned, when Alaska calls, you answer. I know I still owe you...