All posts tagged: Gerard Butler

Food: Lime, Cilantro and Salmon

I’ve been testing out plant based diet – or way of eating and so far, it’s been challenging. What sucks is that the second we are aware of something changing, we become obsessed with all the bad associated with it. In this case, I am having withdrawals for mostly salmon. Not so much beef, or chicken, but for sure salmon. Yesterday, I had my first scrambled eggs, by accident, since I was in a place which offered nothing plant-based for breakfast yesterday, and I had to default to eggs. But that’s okay, I am well disciplined in life and will bounce back to plant-based approach.  And make the following dish for dinner tonight – no rice of course. INGREDIENTS 4 (5-6 ounce) salmon filets, skin on or off 2 teaspoons chili powder, chipotle or regular 2 teaspoons smoked paprika kosher salt and black pepper 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 red or orange bell peppers, thinly sliced 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons salted butter 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated zest and juice of 2 limes, plus more for serving 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped 1/4 cup fresh …

Travel: Scottish Lodging for the Winter Traveler

There is a list of lodge recommends from here that might be worth your while if you are planning a trip to this beautiful country during the winter months. Consider the following: Log Cabins in Skye Ness Castle Lodges, Inverness Cameron Lodge, Loch Lomond Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodge, Balmaha Piper Dam near Dundee for Hagmanay festivities Braes Lodge, Aberfeldy Taymouth Marina, Kenmore The quiz of the day: If you have fallen inlove with Edinburgh like I have then take this quiz to see which neighborhood you fit in. I got Marchmont/Morningside – not complainin’ I’m good with that.

Travel: A Week To Relax by Poolside and Some European Football

Lots was going on last week. I was on vacation, and I mean vacation. The vegging out, not doing much of anything except laying by the pool and well, eating and drinking, and of course working out. It was the best week I’ve had in a long while, and wished I could extend my stay for a month, believe it or not down south, at a resort type hotel. The thing I like about relaxing vacations is that it gives me time to think about the  direction I intend to go or follow in the upcoming months. Whether it be for the blog, or the next novel or even regarding my trip to Europe in a few months. The fact I lounge around, and I am away from the normal stress, I can focus on the creative side of me and my hectic life. So, with that said I am excited to report, there will be changes coming your way with my blog of course, and the outline for the fourth novel has been created. …

Travel: Scotland It Is

Ah the beauty and intrigue of Scotland, I have forever passed up when traveling to Europe. Until a year back when a dear friend of mine insisted we make a stop in Scotland on our way to Italy, so she could show me her favorite destination in the world. I went along and sure enough, found myself falling in love with the country so much  that I actually  wrote another novel, currently in edit and cover design mode, about Scotland. Just a side note, I am having trouble coming up with a title. So for so many reasons,  I dedicate this travel piece to Scotland:  

Travel: European Cities To Add To Your Travel Plans

I just got back from my annual trip to Europe in May, and I am already thinking about planning the next one. This year, my travel partner and I decided to change it up a bit, adding a few new destinations, seeking some adventure.  We opted for Lisbon, Porto, Edinburgh, back to Madrid, then through the norm, the French Rivera, and ending up in Paris. And I have to say it was the best decision we made. Based on the article here, I would like to say that I have to agree with Porto, Salzburg, Seville, Edinburgh, Bruges, Verona being underrated destinations, but most definitely places worth seeing and exploring. As for the rest of the places on the list, I need to add to my list of places to see. The problem is, I have to wait until 2016.      

boutique hotel pick – the bonham – edinburgh, scotland

Spring break going forward into Summer vacations is right around the corner and I’ve decided since I am still on a high from my trip abroad, to bring back my boutique hotel pick blog entry for those who enjoy traveling like I do. Here’s a hotel in Edinburgh, I stumbled upon while touring the city, located in New Town – a district a hop skip away from the main center of the town, a place I decided to stay as well. I found hotels in Edinburgh charming to say the least and full of modern amenities and friendly staff, making staying in the city most ideal. for The Bonham, is one of those properties, with cheerful decor, incorporating the old with the new.