Mamacita’s Corn and Black Bean Salsa

I like my salsa like I like my men, hot and fresh! Haha! Just kidding, but I do like spicy salsa that has been made locally, using fresh ingredients.  Living in Maine, finding fresh salsa can be a difficult task – there isn’t a decent Mexican restaurant within a 30 mile radius. So what is…

Wine Hater Be Gone! My Wine (mis)Education

I have spent the last decade and a half avoiding wine. I hated the taste of wine, was disgusted by the smell of it and was generally put off by wine enthusiasts. Wine adventurer I was not, at least until now.  A promotion has been offered to me, but a big part of my new…

Swimming and Biking and Hiking! Oh My!

Working out has brought me peace, a sense of accomplishment and a strong body.  When I decided to replace my passion for baking with a more constructive hobby, I was still fighting the sadness brought on by family tragedy and the stress associated with a cross country move and the realities of winter in Maine. …

Hiking Adventure ~ Mount Major

I have been known to bitch and moan about being back in southern Maine.  I became a bit of a city girl, accustomed to one stop shopping at Super Target, a Starbucks on every corner, and Chipotle within walking distance.  Well, that is no longer my reality.  I live in a small town on the…

Finally…..

Maine winters are a bitch, especially if you have spent the last half-dozen years in Florida.  When I first arrived in Maine in June, I parked my car in the driveway and biked all over town, all summer.  I rode to the grocery store, to the park, to get coffee, and on the roads and…

My Orlando

Orlando is an amazing vacation destination.  Wall to wall attractions, from Walt Disney World, Universal and Sea World to basketball games at the Amway Center and world-class shopping at the Mall at Millenia and the outlets.  There are some of the most gorgeous and exclusive hotels in the world in Lake BuenaVista, like the Grand…

Lazy Day Workout

I was sore, tired and crampy today.  And don’t forget cranky.  I knew that I needed to push through and get some sort of workout in or lose to the PMS, and mama is not a loser.  I did an uphill 35 minute walk on the treadmill, totaling 2.1 miles. And I did the entire…