A poem from American poet Adrienne Rich

I have been reading The Norton Anthology Literature by Women (from when I was in college) it is a huge book and once in a while when I fill down or deflated (had to cancel my next week Mediterranean Cruise trip due to the ongoing Coranavirus outbreak) it is the best companion to get lost in the minds, hearts, souls, and creativity of amazing women … Continue reading A poem from American poet Adrienne Rich

Lo Mein with Steak and Veggies

Since I was 5 years old my parents had the tradition of eating out EVERY Thursday!  No matter what was happening during the week or the weekend, the three of us knew Thursday meant going to a restaurant (most of the time to a new one or one we have not gone in a while), it could be Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Panamanian, Seafood, or it … Continue reading Lo Mein with Steak and Veggies

Memories from an “all girls” Catholic school

My son, following the public education of where we live, will go through four schools before graduating from high school. He is truly unfazed by the system and is already looking forward to going to his third school, I,  on the other hand, cannot help but feel anxious that he is not creating roots and love for the “alma mater” the way I did. You … Continue reading Memories from an “all girls” Catholic school

Quick and Easy Cucumber Pickle

Ingredients: ½ cup white vinegar 2 teaspoons of sugar 1 teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of coriander seeds ½ teaspoon of caraway seeds ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes 1 garlic smashed 1 English cucumber (or any cucumber) thinly sliced Step 1: Mix all the ingredients except for the cucumber, in a small saucepan at medium heat.  Cook until the sugar is dissolved. Step 2: … Continue reading Quick and Easy Cucumber Pickle

One of all time favorite quotes “Not all those who wander are lost” by J.R.R. Tolkien and how I interpret it

I constantly think of phrases or quotes that have impacts in my life, when doing my life manifesto or weekly journals, I am always looking for inspiration on these timeless phrases that can so well summarize our thoughts and feelings at any given time. Over time, this phrase has remained constant in my thoughts, every time I read it, every time I write it, every … Continue reading One of all time favorite quotes “Not all those who wander are lost” by J.R.R. Tolkien and how I interpret it

The Long Haul Flight Essential Checklist

We are three weeks away from our Mediterranean Cruise and Barcelona Trip and we have pretty much all tied down (as much as possible).  We are starting to look into packing our clothes, finishing our excursions selections, and getting to know more about Barcelona. So as I start packing our bags and getting ourselves ready, I wanted to share our packing list for both the … Continue reading The Long Haul Flight Essential Checklist

Photos from the past… time to remember

The other day my cousin sent me a photo unexpectedly. I kept looking at the picture for a while, trying hard to recognize the place. I was so surprised when I finally recognized it! It was the beach house we use to go when we were younger when we were kids, it was our vacation spot, it was our Adventureland. What I could have remembered … Continue reading Photos from the past… time to remember

Baked Crispy Eggplant

This weekend I cooked my baked crispy eggplant and again it was a hit with the family. It all started when my youngest one said “I don’s like eggplants” and to which I replied “Yes, you do!”, and yes, after eating this baked crispy eggplant he couldn’t deny that they were delicious. You can eat them with a yogurt dipping sauce or with a good … Continue reading Baked Crispy Eggplant