Entertaining can be baffling and very costly – what to make, how much to prepare, and how to present it in a way that says, “This dish fabulous, scrumptious and worthy of a party? You can spend hours on Pinterest finding gorgeous dishes only to find out you can’t find the right ingredient or have the time to make it. Where can you turn for help? Continue Reading →
I really could just stop there, but there is always a story behind every recipe.
I was recently invited to the soft opening of Flemings Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Pasadena, part of a chain established 1998 by Paul Fleming and Bill Allen.
What really sets Flemings apart from the other steak houses is the excellent service in addition to delicious food. Continue Reading →
Late every summer, huge displays pop up in grocery stores all across the U.S as a monument to the praiseworthy pepper that’s harvested in Hatch, New Mexico known as the Hatch Chile.
I am a relatively new “Hatch Head” thanks to Melissa’s Produce, who introduced them to me several years ago. Since then, I have become hooked on their meaty, peppery & smoky flavor. Continue Reading →
I am forever fascinated with food from other cultures. International cuisine reveals so much depth and many unique flavor combinations that delight my culinary curiosity. Continue Reading →
I thrive on culture shock – it engages my senses and is intensely stimulating. I love arriving in an unfamiliar country and experiencing the sites, the sounds, even the unusual odors! I long for days, even weeks, where life is in sharp contrast to my own. On the occasion of my trip to Colombia, my parents and eight other daring adventure seeking souls accompanied me. My parents inspired my love for travel – naturally, they are one of my favorite companions.
Before I left, everyone I told questioned my judgment. I’m used to the reaction – it is the usual response I get for most of the places I have traveled. I don’t try to explain anymore. Instead, I offer this quote.
“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God” – Kurt Vonnegut Continue Reading →
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She Paused 4 Thought
Welcome to She Paused 4 Thought, a place to explore recipes, travel the world and laugh along the way. Since graduating from New School of Cooking, I love experimenting with food locally and globally. Enjoy!