It’s no secret that I love food, especially with loads of flavor and spice. If you’ve read my past posts, I’ve been a bit disappointed with the Thai food that I’ve been eating. Thai food is supposed to have a ton of flavor that is perfectly balanced and makes your mouth and body scream out [...]
A walk around the city of Chiang Mai at any time of the day will reveal several vendors selling their specialty street food. Here’s a small, and I really mean small, sampling of the choices you have when walking the streets of Chiang Mai. I’ll start with what is most common, which is the abundance [...]
We are no strangers to organic gardening. Having space for a garden is high on our list of ‘wants’ when we look to live somewhere for an extended period of time. It’s important to us to be able to grow our own food. Even though organic produce is easy to find in Ubud, having a [...]
It’s Sunday and we’re a little nervous. We have no idea what we have in the pantry or fridge. This morning we woke up to 1 egg, no oatmeal and some fruit in the pantry. Mr. King put together a little breakfast from it, but it was hardly par for the course. Wow…Sundays we really [...]
What keeps me so full of energy while dealing with my day to day life of being a mother of two, an awesome wife, a business owner, an avid reader and gregarious socialite? My secret lies in how I fuel my body and mind. Most days I start with yoga to stretch my body, calm [...]
I really haven’t written too much about what we actually do while living on Ambergris Caye and I thought I’d fill you in. So expect a series on our normal, everyday life in the next few weeks. I’m writing under the assumption that you want to actually read about what it’s like to live here [...]
If you got a chance to party like a Mayan, would you? We did! Being part of a celebration in another culture is one of the best ways to experience the community and the traditional food. Food is used in every culture to celebrate special occasions. In the Mayan culture, preparing for a celebration is [...]
Corn, also known as maize, is part of every meal in the Mayan culture. Most americans know corn in a form that is either popped, boiled, steamed, eaten off the cob or shucked and served as a side dish. But to the Mayan culture, corn has a bigger significance than just food.
Delectable seafood fare or a death wish? We’re bold enough to try it and see. Caribbean Invasion What is a lionfish? To me it looks like a combination of a lobster and a firework explosion with a little candy cane striping for drama. It’s beautiful and ugly at the same time. Lionfish is an invasive [...]
Step off the main tourist strip to experience one of the cheapest, best little delights that we’ve discovered here in San Pedro, Belize. Tiny little makeshift stands are set up on the street. Behind stands a woman that looks like a sweet grandmother and she only sells one thing: chicken tacos.
It’s the rainy season and that means that nearly every afternoon…it’ll rain. It’s no surprise. After living here for nearly 1 1/2 years, it also doesn’t stop us from doing things outside. We just pack the stroller with umbrellas and go forth. Today, with grey storm clouds above us and a beautiful array of lightening [...]