Thank You For A Wonderful 2014!

Visitors To Alicia Tastes Life From Around The World

Visitors To Alicia Tastes Life From Around The World

Reading the WordPress annual report is a great recap of the year to get a sense of what your readers like and where they come from. I was really happy to see that I had visitors from 135 countries to Alicia Tastes Life! Thank you for visiting the site and I hope to continue reaching more places and people.

Wishing everyone joy, peace and prosperity! See you in 2015.

Alicia Signature




Mighty Fine Mexican Diner Food At Dove’s Luncheonette – Wicker Park

Dove's Luncheonette Diner

Counter seating, record player spinning some soul, and comfort food give Dove’s Luncheonette a real diner feel with welcome additions like a tequila menu.

Take a peek inside Dove’s Luncheonette via Tastemade:

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Chicago Food Bloggers Holiday Gift Guide

Chicago Food Bloggers Holiday Gift Guide

The time is here! I am excited to be apart of the second Chicago Food Bloggers Holiday Gift Guide. This is an enormous resource for all things food that can be used throughout the year for gift ideas for any occasion.

My picks:

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Time To Get Spicy With The Just Launched RawSpiceBar



I love spices but I never seem to branch out. This is why I am very excited to try RawSpiceBar. They send you three spice blends with recipes, the origins of each spice and storage instructions. Stay tuned for the post about the recipe I will be making using their spices when I receive the January delivery.

 RawSpiceBar delivers 3 premium spice blends from around the world direct to your door. They work with top chefs to create a unique and interesting spice blend for you to try out. Each spice box averages ~2 ounces of spice blends and yields a complete 3 dish meal for 8-12 people.  All the spices use ingredients of the highest quality (and they opt for fair trade and organic spices where possible), sourced from global spice producers.  Each box costs $6, RawSpiceBar covers your shipping costs (in US), and you can purchase for a 3, 6 or 12 month period. You can cancel or pause this subscription at any time.
This is also a great gift idea for the holidays, host gift, housewarming and for anyone that likes to eat.  Check out their website for more information.



Destination Guide – Bogotá For Every Budget

La Casa Botica Bogota

Check out my guest post about traveling in Bogotá, Colombia from budget to splurge on Backpack South America a new travel blog that is:

Dedicated to providing detailed, up-to-date and accurate information about travelling South America on a backpacker’s budget. All advice comes from real travel bloggers who have actually travelled in South America.

Backpack South America was created by travel blogger Emily Luxton and is a great resource for anyone traveling to South America.



Join the Fun at the Christkindlmarket Chicago – Daley Plaza

It’s Christkindlmarket time in Chicago! Check out my Tastemade video to see one of the best holiday markets in the city. Head down to Daley Plaza for some glühwein, prost!

Open through December 24th.