When I was younger, I remember stubbornly holding on to the idea that a holiday could only be celebrated on the day as it was marked on the calendar. Luckily, I’ve let go of that rigid construct which is why when my son, Keller, called to ask whether he could travel with his best friend … Continue reading A feast fit for a prince
Being a good Latina chick, I’ve tended to stick to mix drinks that are made of rum, tequila and the occasional vodka. Mojitos, margaritas, daiquiris, cosmos and my personal favorite the sidecar—which is actually made with triple sec and Cognac—have been my go-to mixed drinks throughout most of my adult life. Over the last few … Continue reading Bourbon and books, a perfect blend
I love my baby sister, Samantha, dearly. Despite our 13-year-age difference, we have a typical sibling relationship. One minute we are driving each other crazy. The next minute, we’ll have each other in stitches laughing at one of our own foibles, or some crazy event in our day. We are probably more alike than we … Continue reading A tale of two hotels
A visit to the town of Sierra Morena, in the province of Villa Clara in Cuba, and the Torriente family bakery, Panaderia Heleodoro. Continue reading La Panaderia Heleodoro
“We’re home!” exclaimed Keller as we both stretched from our seats to get our first glimpse of Cuba from the plane. His declaration was marked by a big bear hug and a hand grip. I can feel Keller’s excitement at seeing his grandfather’s country for the first time. I certainly felt it myself, as did … Continue reading “We’re home!”
Today, July 31, marks the one year anniversary of the post that rebooted my efforts with my blog, Buen Provecho Amigos. What a year it has been–my marriage ended, my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and recently my position at work was eliminated. But I’ve also made some new friends (Meg), I am learning how … Continue reading Happy blogaversary!
I am a huge fan of Malcolm Gladwell. I first read one of his books, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants,” in the book club I belonged to at the time and I was hooked. He has a way of taking two disparate concepts and finding the link between them … Continue reading Memories etched by feelings and taste