Christmas is usually celebrated on Christmas Eve in Colombia. It is recognized by many that Jesus was born at midnight so families go out to dinner or gather with family in the evening and start toasting (Christmas, birth of Jesus) around 11pm. We started our Christmas celebration in the afternoon at my birth family’s house. […]Read More Christmas Eve in Bogotá
Bogotá has its own set of rules. Figuring out these rules is part of the adventure when traveling. Bogotá can make you feel like you have to earn your place but there is a sense of mutual respect once you prove you can mange it. It is then you can concentrate on the magic that […]Read More Beautiful Chaos in Bogotá Day 2
It’s here! Check out the Chicago Food Bloggers holiday gift guide for the foodie in your life or to give yourself some items for your own holiday list. 100 pages full of treats, kitchenware, gadgets and many items from local Chicago shops. This is *the* foodie Holiday Gift Guide. Including 4 of my holiday picks! […]Read More It’s Here! The Best Foodie Gift Guide via Chicago Food Bloggers!
Christmas markets, known as Christkindlmarkt and Weihnachtsmarkt, have been held in Germany since the mid 1400s and are very popular today. Millions of people visit the markets throughout Germany to celebrate Advent and spend time with family and friends. My first Chistkindlmarkt was in Chicago in Daley Plaza and I loved it. I had heard […]Read More It’s Christmas Market Time in Hamburg & Erfurt, Germany
This is my first time making ice cream sandwiches and I’m happy to report this is an easy and delicious recipe that is perfect for the winter/holidays. Don’t let “homemade” scare you off, there are only four ingredients: 1 pint premium vanilla ice cream, 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, 1 cup finely crushed peppermint hard candies, […]Read More Chocolate and Peppermint Candy Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you: -Need help getting into the holiday spirit -Still need to get some Christmas gifts -Are hungry for some meat -Are thirsty for some Glühwein Then head down to Daley Plaza for the Christkindlmarket. The first thing I do when I am there is head to the Glühwein line. Depending on the time and […]Read More Get in the Holiday Spirit at Christkindlmarket Chicago – Daley Plaza