Tiki Drink Done Right – The Perfect Mai Tai

Tiki Drink Done Right – The Perfect Mai Tai

What is it that makes a Mai Tai so appealing? — That you drink it watching a tropical sunset over the Pacific?…or the fresh pineapple, kitschy paper parasol and mint bouquet that stud the glass? Maybe it’s that once you’ve made your way through a few Mai Tais...
Castroville Artichoke Festival

Castroville Artichoke Festival

Castroville Artichoke Festival Don’t let the spiky tips fool you – this edible flower bud from the thistle family can be transformed into all kinds of goodies. The Italians turn it into a bitter digestivo liquor called Cynar; the French like them stuffed with parsley,...
Found Object Fixes for Unusual Travel Travails

Found Object Fixes for Unusual Travel Travails

A little ingenuity goes a long way when you’re a long way from home. That’s one of the things I like best about travel. Your bag of tricks is just a suitcase and your imagination so you have to be resourceful. On a ski trip in Colorado my son was very sick, and when...