West Virginia Girl, All Bottled Up

Originally posted on Mrs.:
“We are not going to change our life because of the Water Company”… This post is a little different than my usual, but then again, my life is a little different than usual. As I walked into one of my favorite coffee shops in town today, I cautiously asked, “Are you still using bottled water?”  The cashier politely responded, “No, sorry, we are not” So I longingly looked at the perfect slice of tiramisu behind the glass and replied, “Ok, that changes things then, I will just have a bottle of water”.  I then took my… Continue reading West Virginia Girl, All Bottled Up

happy new year

Oh, the Places We’ll Go in 2013

happy new year

Happy New Year!
How were your holidays and how have the first couple weeks of 2013 been for you so far? Have you set any goals for this year?

My holidays were very enjoyable. I spent a few days up at my grandparents’ house and got to see the whole family (well, my mom’s side of the family) for the first time in a while. It’s just amazing to me how quickly children grow. My one cousin is five, about half my size, and speaking in full sentences. The last time time I saw him he was three. The difference is just amazing.

Over the past few weeks, I have been thinking a lot about how I want to continue with this blog. Of course, I still be cooking and sharing the dishes I make, but I’d like to expand my content more.

So here are some of my goals for 2013. Continue reading “Oh, the Places We’ll Go in 2013”

Originally posted on Sweet Pea's Kitchen:
Photo Source: Jason Lavengood With the Super Bowl only 5 days away have you thought of what food you are going to serve? If you haven’t decided what you are going to make for the big game I’ve got you covered. I have chosen 25 of my favorite football friendly recipes. From finger foods, dips, main dishes and dessert; the hardest part will be deciding which recipes to make! 😉 Although our team (the Indianapolis Colts) didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, I will still be watching on Sunday. I think that… Continue reading

Top 10 posts of 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, I can say that this blog has changed focus a few times. Originally it started out as a class project during my sophmore year in college and then developed into a travel blog, but it wasn’t until I changed the focus to books, food and booze that I really started getting excited about working on this little project as often as possible. While I love to travel and have my whole life, it can be a broad and daunting topic.

Thank you all for taking the time to read my pieces, like them and comment on them. Without further ado, I’d like to share with you the 10 posts that you have viewed the most this past year. Happy New Year! Continue reading “Top 10 posts of 2011”

Welcome back!!

Welcome to the relaunch of Culture Jaunt. After a short summer break, I’m jaunting in the new direction of books, food and booze – three wonderful parts of life I’m constantly excited about. In these pages, you will now find some of the following topics: book reviews and more book-inspired topics my favorite dishes to cook as well as new ones I’ll be cooking up booze (need I say more?). Although, I did never develop a taste for beer, so you most likely won’t find anything about that here. Continue reading Welcome back!!

Hope: An Oratorio

Just in time for Easter, Jonathan Leshnoff’s Hope: An Oratorio celebrates mankind’s universal journey from the throes of abandonment to the revival of hope. The definition of an oratorio is: a large-scale musical work for orchestra and voices, typically a narrative on a religious theme, performed without the use of costumes, scenery, or action. Well-known examples include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, and Haydn’s The Creation. Using the traditional oratorio form as a base, Leshnoff transcends all traditional boundaries by creating an epic piece that is alternately lyrical and lively, toe-tapping and dramatic. HOPE brings together voices and languages not … Continue reading Hope: An Oratorio

>Traveling this winter

>As for most Christmases, I flew home to Wiesbaden, Germany to visit my mom. Luckily I flew on December 15., right ahead of the snow storm that hit Europe and now has seemingly traveled across the Atlantic to the East Coast (obviously I know this isn’t the same storm, but it is fun to imagine). Tomorrow, we are flying to Barcelona for New Years and I am hoping that the weather is, yet again, on my side. This will be my first trip to Barcelona and I am very excited for: slightly warmer weather, speaking Spanish (and learning some Catalan), … Continue reading >Traveling this winter