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Paleo Burger

So, we’ve decided to eat healthier since well, Kate and I have been slacking lately. Paleo-ish burger!? Sure why not? Kate called me on her way home from work and asked me to make my guacamole and start the grill and she would take care of the rest. Now, this meal would go great with a Napa 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, but since we still had a few beers left over from my birthday party, we decided to guzzle down the Coronas we had. Kate made zucchini chips with panco which were off the chain! So, it was a tomato, zucchini chip, meat patty, and guacamole with the Aji Chombo hot sauce.

Here’s my recipe for the guacamole (if anyone is interested):

  •  4 ripe avocados
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro, washed and dried
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 serrano chiles, finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Salt


Birthday Party!

So, that time has come again and that time is MAH BIRFDAY! Last Saturday I celebrated my birthday and the day couldn’t have been better. In the morning, I woke up to Ben climbing into bed and cuddling in my arms. I do have to say, that is one of the best feelings in the world…. until the little bugger starts snoring and drooling on your pillow!

My family drove up from DC (Chantilly to be exact) to come up and have the delicious foods and drinks that we had for everyone. I am sorry though, I didn’t really have the time to take photos of all the great eats that we had that day, but I did make skirt steak and chimi crustini, old bay shrimp, and a whole other assortment of deliciousness. Here are some samples of how us Panamanians like to get down.

Kate and everyone that was there made the day feel very special. And, as always, it not a party without a party-dog!


OBX 2013

Vacations, they are what we work for and what we look forward to all year, especially in the North. Now, I normally don’t take extended vacations, so this get away was made extra special. I was able to vacation with Kate and her family in the Outer Banks, NC. Or, as the locals call it, “OBX”. We drove down very early saturday morning and arrived in the OBX around noon and had lunch at Chilli-Peppers where we all met up. After Kate’s and my belly busting lunch, she took me to see Jockey’s Ridge State Park (I would credit the photographer if I had any information on it, but I just linked the NC State park website). We were able to see some people taking hang-glider lessons and tried to climb one of the many tall dunes that are in Jockey’s Ridge. A fun fact about the Ridge, because the Ridge is always changing, it is often referred to as “The Living Dune.” Sadly, the sand was way too hot to climb since we were in our sandals. I was constantly reminded about the dunes as I developed a nice little tank top tan from wearing my shirt out there. Milky white body and lobster red shoulders and neck make for a good look!Laura Gibson – Small Town Parade

After the dunes, which after walking felt like I was in the Sahara Desert, Kate and I headed to Kitty Hawk Kites to pick up a proper kite for my Dad.

Sun, summer, beach, family, food, surf and sand. Just what my soul needed for a little recharge!

Now, I’m going to be changing up my posts a little bit and going to test out how this formatting works. If you feel as though I should go back to my old posting style using bigger photos instead of a Lightbox setup in this post, the feed back would be greatly appreciated!


small - I love OBX! Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip!

Julianne - awesome! looks like you guys had a blast 🙂

OBX and some

Well! I can’t wait for this week to be over. On Saturday, Kate and I will be driving down to OBX to spend a week in the son, on the sand and in the water! I have a couple things lined up that I’m excited for but can’t reveal just yet what they are as I haven’t finalized everything. Please stayed tuned as I’ll be updating the blog with photos from our trip from the OBX and my birthday where I’ll be setting up a photo booth! WOOO WHOOO!


Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery

Hey all! It think it’s a good time to open up a bottle of delicious red wine and join in the fun! I bought a couple tickets from Living Social for a wine tasting and wine tour at Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery So, as I’ve mention in my previous post, we’ve been getting a lot of rain recently and that day wasn’t any different. Although the drive was dry, when we arrived at the winery, the sky seemed to open as if the clouds were filled with water and someone just opened up the cloud and poured all the water onto the area. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the wind! I swear, I thought Hurricane Sandy was back!

Anyway, I digress. I didn’t know that we had to schedule the wine tour for the event, so we just attended the tasting portion of the event. We were greeted by a very friendly staff of employees and copious amount of wine.

Some of the wines on the menu were the, “Classico, Rustica, Give Peach a Chance, Sole (one of their signatures), Battleship red, and Kind of Blue (a blueberry desert wine). Although I wasn’t able to take many photos, I was able to manage to snap off a couple photos. And by a couple, I literally mean two! HAHA

If you manage to visit the area, please give them a visit. They have great food, live bands and great wine.