No More Gnomes

Yesterday I took the dog for a walk along the Delaware River in Frenchtown, NJ. I enjoy the D&R Canal path that offers views of the river and is frequented by joggers, bicyclists and other dog walkers. In the summer you can see canoes, kayaks and rafts floating down the river. There are cute shops … More No More Gnomes

Land of My Heart

  Portugal is the land of my earliest memories. As I wrote in Land of My Birth, at age 4 my parents fled Angola (a Portuguese colony at that time) with me and as many possessions as they could ship out to Portugal, my father’s homeland. Having departed so young, I don’t have much in the … More Land of My Heart

Cape May Christmas

Known as Exit 0 for its exit number off the Garden State Parkway, Cape May, NJ is a fantastic place for getting in the mood for Christmas. Hubby and I took the 3 hour drive and checked into the Congress Hall Hotel for a two night getaway. From the moment we walked in, it was … More Cape May Christmas

Portuguese Pottery

I’ve always loved colorful Mediterranean pottery in general and Portuguese pottery in particular. There are many variations for typical Portuguese pottery, based on time period and region, but I pretty much admire them all. These are the things that make my eyes bug out and my heart skip a beat like a kid in a … More Portuguese Pottery

A Night in NYC

Hubby had a company celebration to attend this past Friday: a three hour scenic cruise on the Hudson River with nonstop food, open bar and gift card giveaways! Sounds like fun, right? Unfortunately, I couldn’t go since non-employees were not invited. No guests, spouses or significant others…bummer. But hubby had one of his sporadic great ideas! … More A Night in NYC

A Jersey Gem

Ah beautiful Cape May, the southern-most beach town in New Jersey. One of America’s oldest vacation destinations, its recorded history dates back as far as the early 1600’s when it was first explored by Captain Cornelius Jacobsen Mey. Cape May does not have a boardwalk as some of the other Jersey shore towns, packed with hotels, eateries, … More A Jersey Gem

Food for the road

An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in Latin Europe, Latin America, the Southwestern United States, and parts of Southeast Asia ~ Wikipedia I grew up with them as they’re a very popular fast-food in the cultures I grew up around: Portuguese, Spanish, Brazilian… We have a road trip tradition … More Food for the road