Bubbles & Bites

October 8, 2012

I love bubbly. Any kind. Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Sparkling wines from California, Argentina, Chile, etc. etc. If you asked me what would be my preferred wine to pair with food for the rest of my life it would be (good) bubbly. What never bores me with bubbly, when it’s well done, is its mouthwatering, delicious […]

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Red Hot Lima

March 6, 2012

This past weekend I finally saw the movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I had been holding out until I finished, and digested, the book. It’s been a while since I have read a novel that has captivated my imagination so vividly. The main character, Lisbeth Salander, is so intriguing and the plot is […]

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So Close, So Far Away

January 25, 2012

Summer is the best. I wait all year for this season in Chile. Hot, dry sunshine-filled days that feel like a loving hug. The nights still dip into the mid-50s and there’s light until 9pm. At 4pm, it can feel hot but find a shady tree, and that balmy summer breeze blows. It is when […]

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Oh Christmas Tree…plus Salmon Ceviche

December 22, 2011

Yesterday, I finally broke down and bought a fake, plastic (pine) Christmas tree. Four days before Christmas and fittingly on our summer equinox in the Southern hemisphere. Many of you wrote me that Christmas is not Christmas without a tree. I agree. Between holiday and work overwhelm, I was making a bunch of lame excuses […]

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Your Next Dinner Party Theme: Chile

March 5, 2010

Since everybody has Chile in their thoughts this week, why not continue to show your support and throw a Chilean theme dinner party over the weekend? Great idea Liz, but, errr…what should I make? Well, let’s do a little primer on Chilean cuisine first and then lay out some menu suggestions. Chile’s peculiar, string bean […]

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