Chocolate Stout

This is a black stout (SRM 43) with a dark tan foam head with medium bubbles that disappears quickly. There is just a hint of the chocolate in the aroma it is a very subtle but it is there. No hint of bitterness in the aroma at all. For taste, there is a subtle hoppy

Read More

Book Review : “Flavors of Belize, the Cookbook”

This is a reprint of a review I wrote for amateurtraveler.com.   Flavors of Belize: The Cookbook” presents over 120 recipes spanning the cultures of Belize.  From British to Lebanese to Garifunn, they are all here.  Some of Belize’s most renowned chefs and cooks submitted recipes to this project.  These folks range from the classically

Read More

Curent Impressions of Delta Airlines

I have recently flown Delta on a couple of international and domestic flights and thought I would share some of my current  thoughts about the airline.  these last 6 flight have been the first on Delta in many years.  I was impressed by the first flight, even though it was full and only between Raleigh,

Read More

Thoughts on Gluten

Several years ago when our youngest son was first diagnosed with autism, we read all the ideas people had about what causes it and how to cure it. So we started going gluten free. The gluten free products available five years ago were, well just plain bad. Fast forward to today as we are working

Read More

Dessert in El Salvador

It is called Budin (pronounced boo-deen) It is a bread pudding except this version is made with banana bread. It is sweet but not overly so, it has cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and star of anise spices as additional flavors. It was just sweet enough for my taste. Some El Salvadorians add raisins to it. Ours

Read More

Eating in El Salvador

While we were in El Salvador working on the house, the church had local ladies that cooked for us.  Honestly we did not have a bad meal.   The church made sure the cooks washed everything in water that was safe for us drink there by removing the threat of parasites.  Our first meal was grilled

Read More