Tag Archives: spotlight

Throwback to January 2012: The Island of Mauritius

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
After 18 days sailing and over one month onboard seeing the small island nation of Mauritius was a welcome sight. “The island of Mauritius was unknown and uninhabited before its first recorded visit, by Arab sailors during the Middle Ages who named it Dina Arobi. In 1507 Portuguese sailors visited the uninhabited…

Continue Reading
VitNov14 Lowres-31

Street Art and Swords: My View of Vitoria, Brazil

Vitoria, Brazil NOVEMBER 2014 A few days ago before heading back to the United States, I took the afternoon to walk the streets of Vitoria, Brazil. I have taken a lot of pictures in this coastal city but have not captured much of its street art culture so I decided to make graffiti my focus. While […]

Continue Reading
Fried Green Mater BLT

Where Male Nesting Behavior Meets Green Tomato BLTs

Over two years ago, as my wife’s belly began to grow and the death threats she hurled at the doctor and myself increased in intensity, I embarked on a campaign known in the animal kingdom as nesting. Sure most people associate nesting with a pregnant female’s natural instinct to start preparing for the new arrival, […]

Continue Reading

Super Bowl Pick – Tuscan Wings

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
This year the Super Bowl is being held in Miami which is about 90 minutes south of where I now live in Palm Beach Gardens. South Florida will definitely be jumping as thousands are flocking to the area and events are taking place from Palm Beach County all the way…

Continue Reading
Banana Bread

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Kris and Marje’s Banana Bread

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
It’s good to be back in Connecticut, except for fact that its freezing here!  Last week I got stuck in a snowstorm during the ride from New York on a snowcaked Merritt Parkway. The Parkway was closed after a crash and I decided to try my luck on backroads. During the  adventure, I witnessed accidents, abandoned cars in snowbanks and…

Continue Reading
porkbelly-10

Carolina Raised Pork Bellies Meet Momofuku

Adapted from the Momofuku Cookbook by David Chang After a photo shoot at Yellow Wolf Farm, owner Stacy Martin sent me home with a cooler full meat that included some tasty pork bellies. Although I had eaten and drooled over them many times, I had never actually prepared it myself. For advice, I went to the all-knowing oracle “Google,” […]

Continue Reading
WnutCubanCapt 275-4

The Wonut and His Friends

Continue Reading
Sweets275-7

Happy First Birthday Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop

I was honored to be a small part of Justin and Katie’s journey in helping put together their kickstarter video. Watching it over a year later, it is pretty cool that everything they envisioned and talked about is now a reality on 121 Gregson Street. Stop buy to congratulate them on a great year of […]

Continue Reading
Jazzfest Title

New Orleans Jazzfest 2014

We woke up on our third day in New Orleans ready for the main event, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. We packed up the backpack that would not only carry our 18 month old, high maintenance hitch hiker, but also all of the things we would need to get him through a full […]

Continue Reading
BaconFetaTitle

Fresh Ground Burgers at Home

1. Visit your local butcher for quality meat. Justin Meddis of Rose’s Meats Market & Sweet Shop recommends a chuck & brisket fat mix. 2. Cut meat into 1” cubes & freeze for 30-45 minutes. This will keep the grinder from getting stopped up. Add seasoning or herbs if you like, but hold off on the salt […]

Continue Reading