ADVENTURES | PHOTOGRAPHS | LIFE IN AMSTERDAM


Saturday, April 30, 2011

A new take on Queen's Day

Happy Queen's Day dear friends, my heart is in Amsterdam while I'm spending the day in the sun, by the pool sipping mimosas...because booze + orange is what it's all about on a day like today! 

 Whether or not you're dancing in the streets on drinking on a canal boat, enjoy your weekend and don't fall into any canals. If you want to read about last year's Queen's Day debauchery, click here.





Monday, April 25, 2011

Springtime Boatride in Amsterdam

When the snow melts and the sun starts to shine, one of my favorite activities is having a boat ride with friends. This morning my spring cleaning session included my external harddrive where I found some pictures from a few spectacular boat rides last year. Oh, what lovely fun we had! 








Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spanish Moss Memories

There's something delicate and mysterious about Spanish moss floating up in the trees, sifting the sun’s glow. This flowering plant isn't a parasite, it actually coexists peacefully draped along the limbs of Live Oak and Bald Cypress trees. Trees drenched in Spanish moss are a favorite memory of my life in Florida, here are a few of my favorites...











Friday, April 22, 2011

Chocolate Chili Snickerdoodles

I whipped these up for a Tuesday Taco Night party with some of my favorite ladies.


They're simple to make and for a finishing touch just press these little drops of spicy chocolate into sweet cinnamon sugar and viola!


I modified this recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles. Despite it's vegan roots and general deliciousness, I thought this recipe called for a sugar overload so, here's my modified recipe...


Monday, April 18, 2011

Lisbon's Colorful Tiles

Adding to the vibrance of Lisbon are thousands of tiles. They're everywhere! These eye catching tiles gleam under the sun's beam and to the sorbet swirl of colors on the city's buildings...


 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lisbon Graffiti

Lisbon is such a colorful city!
As you're hiking up and down steep hills under a clear blue sky,
scorching sun and ice cream colored buildings.

I loved the colorful graffiti!
It add a special aesthetic despite the fact that I had no clue what things said!

 
 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quick Fix Quesadilla

Hi folks! After a long internet hiatus I'm back with lots of goodies and adventure tales to share. When I’m in the need for a quick bite, this tex-mex style concoction is a quick and easy alternative to the sodium saturated frozen counterparts. Due to my love for spice, Mexican inspired dishes frequently land on my plate. So, I like to keep the pantry full of staples like beans, cumin and smokey chipotles.




It’s simply a combination of some food favorites, items I always keep in stock. I just layered vegetarian refried beans, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced red peppers and onions (quickly grilled with a bit of olive oil), a handful of field greens and a spicy kick from one of my favorites, chipotle peppers paired with a dash of cumin. I love to splash a bit of fresh squeezed lime on top and then toss it in my glass of water for a tangy treat.
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So friends, do you have any travel inspired quick fix homemade dishes to share?