•December 3, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Originally posted on silvachiqa:

So I have been away for a while, trying to get back to my blog now. We were out and about in Orlando 2 Fridays ago and ran into this Food Truck Bazaar, and had a gastronomical blast.

So many truck so little time. Don’t what I ate at them all, oh well!

YumYum cupcakes

Yum Yum cupcakes the name says it allSince I am not advertising, I will just say the flavors are many, and they are all delicious, so if you ever happen upon the Yum Yum cupcake truck, go for it.Really good food, great tacos and moreBest Tacos and sandwiches, even features duck on this menu hm so good. Portuguesa fare.

Bom Bemi Portugese food
Bem Bom Portuguese food truck get a load of the tanks on the back of their truck, awesome, you know they’re really cooking. You can find these guys on line.

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Staying positive in the face of adversities, coping skills

•November 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Hello everyone, happy Friday.
I have been away from blogging for a while. I have been one of the unemployed masses for some time now. Here is the rub; before losing my job, I was encouraged to go back to school for an additional 4 years. I was happy to embark on the journey, believing it would give me more leverage in the job market.

To date, I am nursing a large student loan, with no way in sight to pay it back. What I keep running into are, new recruitment games which look for specific buzz words on a resume, to judge you by. When I was in recruitment, we looked for folks who were highly educated, experienced in their field, had a clean, checkable, background/ criminal record, not so anymore.

It is extremely frustrating,  which I’m sure is a gross understatement, in the present economy.

This is just a little bit of encouragement, from me to you, to say, never despair. I am finding ways to cope as best I can, given the present lay of the land. I am employing every creative idea I never even knew I had in me.

So hang in there, and never say never, one never knows what is just beyond the horizon.
Best wishes to us all!

Comfort foods,Broad beans with Bacalao and Fire Roasted Tomatoes

•September 17, 2012 • Leave a Comment

This in one of my favorite comfort food recipes:

Saute 1/2 a chopped red onion sliced and 3 cloves garlic chopped in 3 table spoons olive oil.

Add 1 can Fire Roasted tomatoes to onion garlic mixture and continue sauteing.

You will have this consistency when vegetables are cooked. Add salted cod that has been boiled for 15 minutes, drained rinsed in cold water and flaked. Should have the consistency below.

Bacalao (Salted Cod) look like this when cooked and flaked.

Add 1 can Broad beans to mixture.

Season to taste keepgin mind that the Bacalao (salted cod) has a certain degree of salt so you may only need freshly ground pepper. Add half cup cold water, simmer on low heat for 15 minutes, until the flavors marry. I serve mine with ripe plantains or pita.

Enjoy!

My Travels, Food Truck fun

•September 9, 2012 • 4 Comments

So I have been away for a while, trying to get back to my blog now. We were out and about in Orlando 2 Fridays ago and ran into this Food Truck Bazaar, and had a gastronomical blast.

So many truck so little time. Don’t what I ate at them all, oh well!

YumYum cupcakes

Yum Yum cupcakes the name says it allSince I am not advertising, I will just say the flavors are many, and they are all delicious, so if you ever happen upon the Yum Yum cupcake truck, go for it.Really good food, great tacos and moreBest Tacos and sandwiches, even features duck on this menu hm so good. Portuguesa fare.

Bom Bemi Portugese food
Bem Bom Portuguese food truck get a load of the tanks on the back of their truck, awesome, you know they’re really cooking. You can find these guys on line.

Keep Cool, summer photos

•July 24, 2012 • 3 Comments

As a child we would drink room temperature Lemon flavor Barley Water to cool down when it was hot. Robinson’s Barley water is a product of Great Britain, and is available in all markets that carry British Products, some Walmart stores also carry it. I made a lemon cooler in an adult version of my childhood drink. I used:

1 part Lemon Barley water, 1 1/2 parts water, 1cup Caravella Limoncello Original (a Lemon Liqueur from Italy, mix and pour in chilled glasses with cracked ice, you may add a cucumber spear for garnish, enjoy!

Watermelon garnished with Mediterranean Sea Salt and Freshly cracked Black Pepper, add some frozen Green Grapes for a cool Summer treat.

 

Summer photos, to keep cool by

•July 15, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I keep these pics on hand for the Dog Days of Summer, try them and enjoy.

"Alaskan Glaciers"

“Alaskan Glaciers”

My travels, photographs around and about

•July 15, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Here are a few summer photos, just out and about, trying to stay cool in the present summer heat.

Summer sky

 
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