Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Plantain

This happened this morning. I’m sorry Vegans, but eggs have been tough to part with. I don’t eat them in access so I feel I’ll survive, lol. On another note, I grew up eating fried, sweet plantains. I love them. As a kid I’d eat a whole order of plantains from a Dominican or Jamaican…

Sweet Potato Taco Bowls

I’m a taco lover! Wrapped or naked, I love a taco. I’ve been loving Buddha bowls and decided why not make a taco Buddha bowl. Not familiar? Buddha bowls are pretty much colorful bowls usually composed of vegetables, healthy grains, and protein — they’ve become one of this year’s or I should said last year’s…

Spiked Mulled Apple Cider

Cheers to Happy Holidays!!! Ingredients: 1 gallon Apple cider 3 Granny Smith apples 1 orange 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries 1 tablespoon allspice berries 7 cinnamon sticks 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup of apple brandy Instructions: 1. Combine all ingredients in stockpot or crockpot except for the brandy and bring to boil. 2. Switch from…

RVA Sandwich Week

Its funny because time to time I find myself saying things like, “ugh, I want to move” and then RVA does something like “RVA Sandwich Week“where you get $5 meal deals all week long. This reminded me of all that I love about good ol’ Richmond, Virginia. So I was reading my trusty Style Weekly newspaper…

Shop, Eat, Live, … Local.  

Today was a Sunday well spent. My daughters and I got up early and ventured out to Carytown. Carytown is an urban retail district lining Cary Street at the southern end of the Museum District here in Richmond, Virginia. The area that surrounds Carytown is called The Fan District, the district is very popular and is…

RVA’s New Bike-Sharing Sytem 

Today I picked up a copy of one of my favorite local publications, Style Weekly. I was excited to see that a bike-sharing system is about to come to Richmond. This will be a new transportation option for many Richmonders and visitors. The city is hoping that this will all launch in the fall. This is…

Richmond Mural Project: Mural Mapping 1

I love art! I am so intrigued by public art in public places. We are all used to art galleries, exhibits, and showings but to pass by everyday in your car or walk by on your daily stroll is really cool. Not graffiti, but real art. I am not from RVA, but I have lived here long enough…

Breakaway RVA: A Uniquely Richmond Experience

I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged! Months to be honest. The good news is I have done a lot so I have tons of blog post to post! So let me explain. The last topic I was centered on sharing about fun, specifically in the Richmond area, RVA. Well in this case,…

What is Fun? Butterflies? Festivals?

Fun? What does Fun mean to you? Is it going on an adventure, a thrill ride, a quiet outing out, a festival, take out, a good book…what is fun to you? I thought about this post because I realized I have not posted much to my Fun page of this blog lately. However, I was…

Mural #8 The Wrangler

More from the Richmond Mural Project. This particular one is right on the side of a building facing Main st. I really dig this one. It does something to my eyes. Seeing it up close and personal was pretty cool. Art just makes me feel good. It’s all about perception and really gets you thinking…