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Mary MacRae Warren
wherever the food & drink is, baby
Conquering the world one snack, one cocktail and one trip at a time.
Interests: every day should be saturday! i like finding fabulous and fun things to eat, drink and do - at home and around the world. come explore with me.
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(photo courtesy of Pixabay.com) I was so busy eating my roasted brussel sprouts and apple salad that I didn't get a photo. It was delicious and easy to assemble. The salad made a perfect side dish for our broiled salmon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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(photo courtesy of Pixabay.com) On a recent shopping trip, I picked up a bag of apples that I'd never tried before. The Kiku was advertised as the sweetest apple ever. And it is. I thought Honeycrisps were sweet but they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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(photo courtesy of Pixabay.com) The humble cabbage is a mainstay in our home for a variety of reasons. The number one reason is that it is darn delicious and nutritious. The number two reason is that it's versatile. The number... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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(photo courtesy of Pixabay.com) I like to start the morning with a brew - brewed coffee that is. I used to drink gallons of coffee throughout the day. I could never seem to get enough caffeine goodness. Then I decided... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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(photo courtesy of Pixabay) We love our holidays and none is more important to us than Easter. Firstly, it marks the resurrection of Jesus, but it also taps into our creative nature. One is never too old to decorate and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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Today we spent some time in the garden getting a little dirt under our fingernails. Well, I really was the gopher - going for the seeds and the fertilizer, holding the chicken wire while my brother made a cover for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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Tuck in to a nourishing and healthy winter borscht. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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There are times when you need a respite from the urban world. We took a day trip to the Blue Ridge mountains for a drive along the scenic parkway recently to do just that. Packing a picnic lunch of fried... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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I can remember when casseroles were a mainstay in our meals - comfort food cooked up in one dish packing in all the essential meat, carbs and veggies. Never a fan of the old standby tuna noodle casserole, there were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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Not too long ago I made a day trip to the shore just for a plate of fried seafood. Sometimes it's just like that. You have to satisfy the craving. We love the Crab Shack in Emerald Isle. It's nothing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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Lunch is always a bit of a dilemma for me. I really don't care for a brown bag with an ordinary sandwich. I like a meal with substance - a hearty salad or some pasta or curry. Although there are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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One of my favorite meals is breakfast. And one of the best times for breakfast is the dinner hour. Anything eggs is okay by me. Ditto for bacon, ham and sausage. Don't forget the cheesy grits. Throw in some fresh... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big fan of coffee. As long as it doesn't taste like battery acid, I'm for it. So imagine my delight when International Delight came out with its One Touch Latte. Yes, it's latte... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
A few years ago, I bought the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die. Slowly I've been marking off the sites I've seen and reading about the places I still long to see. The world is so much smaller today for travelers, but my list is still vast. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Affordable Travel Center
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You don't have to be Jamie Oliver to know school lunches are far from nutritious at most public school cafeterias You can wait for change to come in the schools or you can start your own food revolution at home by preparing healthy, kid friendly foods your kids can take to school in eco-friendly lunch boxes. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
If you've ever wanted to record a memorable food-centric vacation, create a one-of-a-kind cookbook filled with family recipes as well as family history, learn the mechanics of writing a recipe, or start your own food blog, I can guide you through the process. Picquant's Mary MacRae Warren now offers six-week on-line writing courses. Take classes at your own pace. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
The Villa Experience by Travel Impressions launched a Fantastic Fall Sale for last-minute Barbados villa rentals which gives a $350 air credit on reservations that are a minimum of six nights plus reduced rates or a seventh night free of charge. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Affordable Travel Center
If you ever wanted to learn the art of Chinese cooking from market to plate, you must take a class with my friend, Kian Lam Kho, the Red Cook. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
Every Labor Day weekend my family gets together to celebrate family. And the open of dove hunting season. And pretty much anything else that comes to mind. One of the highlights of our get together is a BBQ at my aunt and uncle's house. It's a meatlover's paradise with slow-cooked pork ribs and steaks on the grill. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
Was that necessary Tony? Really? Poor Paula. Good natured good old gal. In the latest celebrity food fight, Anthony Bourdain slings his peas and carrots at Paula Deen, the self-proclaimed butter queen. No one is going to mistake Paula for a culinary master. She's cooking good old girl food for a nation that - well - likes butter as much as she does. Not that this is a good thing. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
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Tasty! June – October Third Sundays: August 21, September 18, October 16 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Prospect Park Alliance is working with the NYC Food Truck Association to bring some of New York's best food trucks to Prospect Park... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
Book now and save big. Apple Vacations launhed a one-week sale on Aug. 12 with reductions on winter travel to some of its most popular hotels in its most popular destinations. The company is offering seven all-inclusive nights at Sea Adventure Resort and Waterpark in Cancun start from $799.99 for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2011 at Affordable Travel Center
This is a great video showcasing some of the world's most beautiful places. Awesome inspiration for the wanderer lurking in your heart. Where do you want to go next? Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Affordable Travel Center
Relish the flavors of summer all year. The Culinary Institute of America has a great recipe for Roasted Red Pepper & Apricot relish, delicious for crostini and great to be enjoyed now and later. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Eat. Drink. Memory.
It's never too early to start planning for Carnaval. Love this video. Carnaval should be on everyone's bucket list! Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Affordable Travel Center