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New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktails

New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktails

10 Champagne Cocktails to bring in the New Year.

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

I have yet to try Mulled Wine but my daughter Marissa who is living in England this year, had the opportunity to taste Mulled Wine for the first time at Winter Wonderland in London. Her friends also love making it for parties at this time […]

Bacalhôa Buddha Eden, Portugal

Bacalhôa Buddha Eden, Portugal

Bacalhôa Buddha Eden, Portugal The Bacalhôa Buddha Eden Garden, located in Bombarral (Portugal), is the largest oriental garden found in Europe.  With 35 hectares (86 acres) of green space it is home to an extensive collection of Buddhas, statues, and other Asian-inspired artwork. 

Chimichurri Steak

Chimichurri Steak

Chimichurri steak with pouch potatoes and balsamic grilled vegetables  Another superb recipe from Chef Erin Ross at Dish Cooking Studio I am not a big steak eater but this chimichurri steak with barbecue pouch potatoes and balsamic grilled vegetables with Ontario corn was so tasty.  Chimichurri […]

Lager Steamed Mussels

Lager Steamed Mussels

I love mussels and this dish is heavenly.  Another great recipe from Chef Erin Ross at Dish Cooking Studio. Lager steamed mussels with mustard, kielbasa (sausage) & dill can be served as an appetizer or main dish.

Vila Nova de Gaia –  Port Wine

Vila Nova de Gaia – Port Wine

Vila Nova de Gaia and the Douro River Vila Nova de Gaia is a must see destination if you are visiting Portugal.  I was there with my family in 2010 and fell in love with it.  Simply known as Gaia by the locals, the city is located on the […]