Sunday, June 15, 2014


 About a month ago my brother, cousin and I planned a little day trip
down to Moab for some hiking, exploring and a healthy dose of nature.
When we got into Moab the weather was not on our side, grey skies and scattered showers.

Lucky for us after exploring some, the skies cleared, the sun shined and we 
kept on doing our thing. If you haven't had the chance to see Moab or 
any of the red rock country in Utah, put it on your bucket list.  It really is such
a magnificent place that's beauty is awe-inspiring and leaves you refreshed.
 ^^Vistas that look unreal.

 ^^Delicate Arch

 ^^Downtown Moab.
^^Cozy nooks.
^^Our lunch stop.

Monday, June 9, 2014

As of late...

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1 & 2: Bright yellows are all over my closet lately//Lilacs in full bloom
3 & 4: Hiking around Moab//My newest niece Emelia
5 & 6: Freedom Tower NYC//Catching up with an old friend over a Yankee's game
7 & 8:  Brooklyn Botanical Gardens//Best cookies in Manhattan

A few photos as of late. I have so much catching up to do with
my little blog. But time is always running low and I'm just trying to
keep afloat with the daily grind...aren't we all!
I've been busy moving, working too much, trying to balance friends and family,
taking advantage of the beautiful weather {ps. first year I have allergies, what the crap}, and
a quick trip to NYC, I'll get around to posting those photos soon.
I wish I could purchase more hours in the day!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Spanish Tortilla

Growing up in a house where my mother is Chilean and my father is Chilean/Italian, 
food was an infusion of many cultures. Chilean dishes, mixed in with Italian, 
and of course my mom made sure to incorporate the dishes from the U.S.

I grew up eating tortilla. In fact I didn't know that a tortilla could also be the yummy flat-bread-type that Mexicans use in their cooking until about 6th grade {we didn't go out to eat much growing up}.
I used to think tortilla de papas was a Chilean dish, but have now figured out its roots originated from Spain.  Makes sense since they did colonize South America.

The other day when I was at my parents house my mom had made some 
and it'd been a while since I had some. I quickly heated up a slice, followed by a second slice.
It's one of those comfort foods that brings back nostalgic memories of my childhood.
It's creamy, buttery, and crunchy on the edges. Basically all of my favorite components when
it comes to food. I've been seeing recipes all over the internet of
Spanish Tortilla and have been wanting to try some recipes. I found this one on Bon Appetite 
and am thinking its time I learn to make this dish.