This weekend, our explorations took place in Milwaukee, WI. And Granny joined us for the fun. It was not completely random that we wound up there. The House of Blue Hope, a charity to help disadvantaged kids in East Africa, was holding a couple of events in Milwaukee. This charity was founded by friends of …

To celebrate another birthday for the United States, we were delighted with a visit from friends so close they can only be called family. In fact our kids completely meld into one over-active amorphous blob when together. And when we are together, we can always count on having an adventure. For inspiration, they even brought …

We really started to feel like locals in Greece. We ventured out of the touristy parts of Naxos, and put ourselves in places where we needed our Greek translation book in order to get around. I had a goal when we first thought about coming to Greece, and that was to meet someone from Greece, …

In case octopus isn’t your thing, I am pretty sure Greece would still please your palette. When you think about Greece, what do you think of?  Olives, feta, and tzatziki, and maybe some other non food stuff… Even though they were highlights of almost every single night, we decided not to feature them. But as …

This week we landed in Greece, first Athens, then Mykonos, and finally Naxos, where we plan to move in for a little while. There are so many things to write about in Greece, perhaps this trip will fuel us for a few more posts. But first the water… The beaches are endless, and every shade …

We start our summer adventures this week in Dublin, Ireland. Most adventures described here are culinary in nature, however we did have one non-food adventure that was distinctly Irish and I think worth mentioning. We had the fortune of spending a day with good friends of ours who are from Ireland, but shared time with …

This past weekend, our little Play Gourmet got to show off some of his cooking skills and learn some new ones while he was at it. His grandparents came to visit, which meant there would be lots of cooking, eating, and general time spent in the kitchen. To kick things off, the little boy played …

After lots of traveling and eating out, our little Play Gourmet was happy to be home and back in his laboratory. This week, while I was away for work, some experimentation resulted in the discovery of some relatively healthy oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies. (still tasted way too good to be considered all-the-way healthy) On a relaxing …

This week the Play Gourmets had a homecoming back to Miami, or at least it was a homecoming for 2/3rds of us, since the other third was born and is being raised in Texas. Miami means family, friends, fun, food, and beauty to us, and this trip was not short on any of it. No stranger …

In the past, beating the heat of a Texas summer hasn’t been that difficult. Before we had our little Play Gourmet, we could exercise in the heat for a little bit, and relax in the air conditioning a lot a bit. And the last two summers, the boy wasn’t nearly so active. But now, our …