Ancient Athens & Incomparable Islands | Greece

Ancient Athens & Incomparable Islands | Greece

GREECE JUNE 2017 I began planning my Greek odyssey the same way I do all my trips, with a healthy dose of research (that and a confirmed reservation to a yoga retreat)!  Internet blogs and websites, friends who’ve been and travel guides are my go-tos.  Here’s a basic strategy for planning. ++++++++++ When you have … Continue reading

21st Century Salmon Patties

21st Century Salmon Patties

Inspired by my grandma’s original recipe Makes 12 patties. Last week I came across and old shoe box stuffed with recipes, lovingly clipped, filed and penned by my mom, my grandmother, friends and neighbors of my youth.  Carefully examining each one was a wonderful walk down memory lane.  I especially cherished seeing their handwriting, which … Continue reading

Not Impossible Pineapple Pie

Not Impossible Pineapple Pie

Inspired by my grandma’s original recipe. This recipe is dead simple.  It can hardly be considered cooking.  Yet the result of so little effort is a delicious crowd pleaser owing to its rich taste and light texture.  I can vouch that it tastes as good today as it did decades ago. Ingredients 8 oz. cream … Continue reading

Portugal – 6 Captivating Towns & Cities

Portugal – 6 Captivating Towns & Cities

Beware of Portugal.  She will steal your breath with her beauty, captivate your mind with her melodic language, seduce your heart with sumptuous food and wine, while perched innocently on the sea ever scanning the westward horizon.  Perhaps it was that very view into the vast unknown that first drew her master navigators into the … Continue reading

4 Day in the Land of Fire & Ice – Iceland

4 Day in the Land of Fire & Ice – Iceland

WOW.  True it’s the name of the Icelandic airline, offering wonderfully inexpensive passage from North America to Europe.  It’s also the first word that came to mind when driving toward Reykjavik.  Iceland’s volcanic landscape appears lunar, other-worldly.  It’s oddly beautiful.  Because all flights are routed through Reykjavik, WOW allows you to book a free stop-over … Continue reading

3 Days Around the Scottish Borders

3 Days Around the Scottish Borders

One of my main objectives in Scotland, wanting to absorb the history of the Middle Ages, was staying in a castle.  There is an abundance of castles turned hotels in Scotland, but I needed to find one that would allow a small service-dog, which is why I chose Cringletie House Hotel.  Technically a baronial home, … Continue reading