Monday, February 11, 2013

Chilean Cuisine: It Has It All!

Chilean cuisine represents the country’s historical influences as well as its local indigineous ingredients. Chile is especially noted for its richness in both variety and quality of fish and seafood. Chile has also been producing wines for over 400 years now.
Empanadas, or folded meat pies, are widely reknown as Chile’s national dish. The classic Chilean empanada is filled with seasoned, minced meat and onions, and is garnished with hard-boiled eggs, olives, and raisins.

While many people are familiar with Chile’s corvina, better known to US diners as the Chilean sea bass, the Humboldt current off the coast of Chile brings a rich and diverse supply of seafood to Chile’s coast, including squid, crabs, oysters, prawns, salmon, tuna, and more.

The rich soil of the central region of Chile has been used for growing the grapes used in world-reknowned wines and spirits for hundreds of years. As winemaking spreads throughout the country, vintners are finding that the same current which brings a wealth of seafood to Chile’s shores also brings challenges to growing grapes, as the current brings with it cool air. Most vineyards, in the inland valleys of the Andean foothills, rely on irrigation via the snow melt from the mountains.

Chile has a long and rich history of fusing native ingredients, tastes, and techniques with new and outside influences. Nowhere is this more obvious than the completo, a hot dog served with chopped tomatoes, a large amount of mayonnaise, and sauerkraut!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Another Gift Card Givewaway!

I'm doing another gift card giveaway, this time for $50 of winners choice. Enter by 12/14 11:59p ET to get in on it!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The most excellent Cleveland Blog, Cleveland's a Plum, is doing an over the top giveaway to celebrate its 1000th post. This is the giveaway link, which is handled via a rafflecopter form.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Disneyworld - what's the longest you have stayed?

I've only been once, and it was just for five days! I would have loved to have had longer.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I wonder how long it takes...

Ever wonder how long it would take to see everything there is to see at Disneyworld? :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Been too long since I was at Disney

It has been way too long. I was at WDW over twenty years ao. I can only imagine how much has changed!