Posts tagged with: food

  • What to Eat & Drink in Rio de Janeiro
~ Carmen Food is an essential part of the Brazilian culture.  With a mix of African, European, and Amerindian ancestors, the food in Brazil ranges from world-renowned steakhouses to beach street food.  During our recent visit to Rio de Janeiro, we had the advantage of having a local give us tips and recommendations that we......
  • How to Make Sushi at Home
  ~Carmen Joe and I love Japanese food.  Joe lived in Japan for three years so he knows his sushi.  Hopefully, he’ll be able to take me to Japan someday soon.  In the meantime, when I’m feeling “wifey”, I’ll make Joe sushi at home (usually he does all of the cooking).  I must admit, it......
  • Beanfest and Championship Outhouse Races
  ~ Carmen A couple of years ago, Joe and I were trying to plan a romantic weekend away.  I knew Mountain View, Arkansas (read A Weekend Away in Mountain View, Arkansaswould be beautiful in the fall so I searched for a bed and breakfast or little cabin to reserve.  Hotel, motel, cabin and B&B......
  • 5 Reasons to Go to the National Shrimp Festival
~ Carmen Now, I know not everyone is a fan of seafood.  There are those who have never tried it or are plum crazy.  The kind of people who prefer cats over dogs.  Their judgment may be flawed, and they can’t be trusted,  but for those of you with refined tastes, who love buckets of......
  • Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake
~ Carmen I’m not the cook at home.  That would be Joe!  But something draws me to the campfire when it comes to cooking.  I just love my camp cooking equipment (read Camp Cooking Equipment You’ll Love), especially dutch ovens.  We actually have two cast iron dutch ovens, one we keep in our camper and one......
    ~ Carmen I’m always looking for dishes that would do well in my seasoned dutch oven ( see Camp Cooking Equipment You’ll Love).  To be a good camping recipe, it also needs to be easy.  Often, we don’t start coals until the sun sets and it cools down, which means I’m combining ingredients in......
~ Carmen I’ve always thought that if you really want experience a place, the culture’s food should be the primary focus.  So much of our values are wrapped up in what and how we eat.  Joe and I strive hard to eat local whenever we go to a new place.  That applies to our local......
  ~ Carmen If you have been following the blog, you’ve learned some fun and interesting things to do in downtown Memphis. 3 Days in Memphis: Day 1:  Read about “24 Hours in Memphis- Civil Rights Focus” Day 2: Read about “24 Hours in Memphis for Music Lovers” But downtown is not the only area in......
~ Carmen If you have been following our blog, you have seen posts about camping, cycling, and road trips.  However, sometimes the best trips are the ones right in your own hometown.  I have lived in Memphis for fifteen years and being a teacher I have seen quite a bit of my city (i.e., school......
~ Carmen The saying goes, “Texas, It’s a Whole Other Country”.  One visit to Fredericksburg will confirm that slogan.  Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-1800s.  Taking great pride in their town’s culture, the people of Fredericksburg have given preservation of the town’s history and German culture a high priority. German Restaurants We......
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