Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich (1800-Present)

  Grilled ham and cheese sandwich can be quite common today. Wait until you read this post. This recipe has been around for quite some time. For the French it dates back to 1918, first referenced a croque-monsieur (croque French translation to English: ‘crunch.’) This is how it’s still called sometimes, even today. The grilled ham and…

Smokin’ Moe’s – Best BBQ in Winter Park, CO

We ordered their smoked BBQ half chicken which they smoke and then finish on the grill.   Yep! Best Bar-B-Que I’ve had. The place is great with a relaxed atmosphere and fun decor. I will share some of the pictures of the funny, smart remarks all around the place. First, a bit about how we found this gem. We…

Mahi Mahi and Shrimp in Coconut Sauce

Mahi Mahi and Shrimp in Coconut Sauce I felt compelled to prepare this delicious fish stew. I had some fresh fish and shrimp waiting for me to work some magic on them. This dish reminds me of Cartagena, my home town, as the base of the flavor is the coconut milk. I made it even…

Palenqueras and Fresh Fruits in Cartagena

Palenqueras slowly walk Cartagena streets offering: Papaya, watermelon, pineapple, guava, mango, nísperos (louquats) and more. They sing their tune as they gracefully cover downtown and the beach areas. Songs start with a low cord and they go up as they list the many fruits they carry on top of their heads. The song goes like this: “Home-cooks come get mangos,…