Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thank You!

Warning: Extra Gushy Post! Read at your own risk!!!

Today, I give thanks to God, for bringing this WONDERFUL person into my life. Every single cheesy moment, every single sappy song you ever hear, when it says life was incomplete, until that special someone walked into their life? It's TRUE!!
Until I met this booger, I was cavorting around without a care in the world. Hadn't stayed in touch with my mother, didn't have solid friendships, nada.
But, thanks to this beautiful man, this wonderful soul, I am a better person.

Happy Birthday Sweetie! I wuv u lots. It helps that you is a super duper tinkybutt!! :)

Those eyes SLAY me!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Weekend - Reflections

Looking forward to this lovely and LONG holiday weekend. I have tomorrow, saturday, sunday and monday off...which means I plan on sleeping, eating, maybe exercising, and of course, taking lots of pictures...!! duh...
Will I see cute babies in sand? probably.
Will I be in a drunken stupor on Sunday? probably.
Will I sleep like the dead on Monday? most definitely.
the only time I will have for reflections will be Friday and Saturday...sooo...
I promise to bring photos of a new recipe.
I just ordered some organic chocolate from Juan Cho, Juan the Chocolate Man! :) They are waiting for me at the airstrip (cargo) so will go and pick those up...more info on all that later as well...
loved the packaging! :)
I will also use this lovely ingredient my boss lady got me when she was at Playa del Carmen...mmm...REAL vanilla!
I have NEVER in my entire life, used real vanilla. Last night was the first time, and I made an apple cake. I think, though, that I wasted a valuable resource in a cake that probably didn't need the good stuff...but it learn as me go!!'s a couple pretty reflection pictures to tide us over until I can come up with some yummy looking new photos/recipes (well, to my hubby they're amazing!)...

Hoppy Easter! :)
lol... ;-)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I like...

I can't swim very well, I rarely walk on the beach. I love Air Conditioning, though today's cool sea breeze was awesome. I can't drive a golf cart to save my life. (I have - without a license, in an emergency, and almost had a heart attack!).
But, I must say, I really LOVE boats! They're so sexy. They're sleek, and powerful and so big. Yet, in the water, they're graceful and magnificent.
I imagine myself aboard one of those big suckers, driving them and sluicing through the gorgeous Caribbean, while my honey, dressed in the traditional garb (all white knee high shorts, white shirt tucked in and sailor hat) feeds me seedless grapes (I hate having to spit out seeds), and pours wine down my throat (nevermind that I don't like wine!)...yea...ahem...
The man HATES walking the beach...and today, I realized why.
I took nearly a hundred photos of the same things...all the while, under the broiling sun. Not a single cloud in the sky! He of course waits patiently for me, which meant that when the waves crashed against the seawall, he would get splashed on. Not a happy boy. Sorry honey.
But I sure got great shots! :)
Enjoy a bit of the sunshine, blue sea and BOATS!! I love boats...hmmm...I have a problem...Yacht dreams with Dinghy money...that's me! ;)

P.S. Everyone is posting pictures of their beautiful plants and springtime blooms, so, since I ain't got that, I thought boats would be good. Is that strange?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Caution: May cause burning sensation!!





Yes, these are hot peppers. I think they're one of the hotter varieties known to man. So, yea, they're hot. And just delicious in this sauce. This is like a staple on most Belizean tables, and I have to tell ya, it's major fire. It is delicious because of the tartness of the lime juice, yummy smelling because of the onions and uber-fresh cilantro. Man, it's got all the things I love. Great scent, onion, and HEAT! Make this to go along with your meats, like if you're grilling beef for fajitas, or got a good hearty stew, if it's cold in your areas, a few drops of this juice means you'll have heat spreading through your bod and you'll be warmed up and raring to go in no time. to the ingredients!! Okay...prep yourself...:)

* 3 or 4 habanero peppers (in this case, I used SIX)

* juice of two limes

* 1 chopped, diced large onion

* a bunch of fresh cilantro (chopped)

* salt to taste

* some cold water


*Wash and pat dry the habaneros.

*On an open flame, place the peppers and allow to roast and blacken slightly. Keep windows open while you smoke and roast these peppers!

*Turn off the fire, then carefully transfer the peppers to a large, clean bowl, preferably ceramic.

*With a fork, mash the peppers, seeds and all. Keep face away from the steam that may escape from the hot peppers.

*Add a generous sprinkling of salt, followed by the juice of two limes.

*Mix in a couple (2-3) tablespoons of cold water.

*Add in the diced onion and cilantro.

*Toss gently and mix well.

*Let rest and pickle...

Yum. Enjoy. Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.

*Some people have been known to drizzle this tempting hot treat on pizza, chicken, beans and more. Whatever your temptation, be sure to indulge with care.

Bravery Meter:

The Timida few drops of the juice only.

The Brave a few bits of the onion and juice.

The Machojuice, onions AND peppers!

Oh, and exciting news! This recipe was also featured on! My work. Of course. Cause, you know, the paper RULES!! :)

Pardonez moi le fotografie...le suckiando... :) Yea, I speak le Fracois...u liiiiiiiiike?? ;-D