The World on a Vegan Plate – Italy

Last week Jerome & I “traveled” back to Tuscany for a locally inspired pesto pasta, a classic Chianti & a dream! Several years ago, we took Chris on a whirlwind 16-day tour of Italy. We stayed in all the big cities – Milan, Venice, Florence & Rome – and saw all the major cites – […]

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Another Year Older & Another Year Wiser?!

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” –John Lennon  I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I share my birthday with the late, great John Lennon so I thought this quote was appropriate. It was last Monday, October 9th that I turned 55 years old! Holy Moly, can […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Mexico

This month we’re traveling to Mexico for tacos, margaritas & a night with an iguana! I’ve lived in southern California most of my life and eating tacos is a way of life here. In fact, we have them at least once a week & I love them. Since becoming vegan, I’ve been experimenting with lots […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Turkey

This month we’re traveling to Turkey for a mediterranean meze, a Casbah inspired cocktail & a daring prison escape! Last year when we were planning our visit Turkey, I was less concerned with the political unrest & more concerned about what I could eat. I was a new vegan & was a little nervous that […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Spain

This month, we’re traveling to Spain for Paella, Rioja & Jésus de Galíndez. While visiting Spain last year, I quickly realized this VERY meat-centric country loves their tapas but most are animal based & I was hard-pressed to find a lot of vegan options. However, once we arrived in Barcelona, we found tucked away in the very […]

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Favorites Friday – British TV

In honor of my recent vacation to the U.K. and the fact that I’m a hopeless Anglophile, I thought I would share what British TV I’m watching at the moment. However, let me be VERY clear about something – I watch A LOT of British programs! If I dared to list everything, you would think that all I […]

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Escape to the Country – Norfolk, England

“When the weather’s good, there’s no better place to be than the British countryside.” –Ross Kemp  Usually when I travel to the U.K., I stay in a “suburb” of London with our longtime friends, Keith & Donna. This visit however, I was lucky enough to escape to the country for a few days of rest & […]

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Chasing Doc Martin in Port Isaac, Cornwall

“I’ve got 99 problems and Portwenn is all of them.” –Dr. Martin Ellingham I have wanted to visit Port Isaac – County of Cornwall on the west coast of England – for years. This sleepy little fishing village with a population of less than 50 permanent residents has been on my bucket list of places to visit […]

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My Love Affair With London

“Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson If you know anything about me at all or if you’ve started following this blog, you know that I am a hopeless Anglophile. I truly am obsessed with most things […]

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Solo Mini-Vacation in West Hollywood with Spork Foods & The Elan Hotel

“Sometimes I need to go off on my own. I’m not sad. I’m not angry. I’m recharging my batteries.” –-Kristin Butler I have a confession to make – I like to be alone sometimes. No, I NEED to be alone sometimes. That’s not to say that I don’t like to be around people, it just […]

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