Storytelling

Life is all about stories. Things that happen every single day. People you meet. Places you go. Things you do. These are just everyday occurrences and quite remarkable things that become entertaining, enchanting and beg to be shared. We learn from these stories. These stories are the arteries veins and capillaries of our lives that pump oxygen-rich wisdom and memories throughout our very being and become the invaluable treasures that we sometimes pass on and other times simply close and think, wow, that's a great story! Enjoy as I take you with me and share stories from my world~if you like a story, be sure to comment and share~I want to hear your stories, too. xox ~peace & namaste~ ally

first impressions

first impressions

First impressions. You've heard the saying about those initial moments of meeting someone new or trying something you've never tried before. The first impression is a real phenomena, yes, an aspect of psychology that has validity. Usually we think of... Read More...
hassan & tea

hassan & tea

I have this really great Army green vintage jacket that I found in a boutique in Crested Butte, Colorado. When I saw it, I knew it was mine and I had to have it. Perfect for traveling~wrinkled, washable, pockets. And, best of all, on the back this me... Read More...

food is a family affair

I'm so happy to share this beautiful post 'food is a family affair' because it's the memories of one special friend, Joan Leotta, who is a published author and writer who happens to have a love affair with food. Memories like this can make you realiz... Read More...
global travel tips

16 global travel tips

Global travel brings unique, albeit solvable, challenges in planning and preparing. From deciding what to take to wear, especially if your itinerary has various climate changes within the same country and/or nearby countries, to packing efficiently/c... Read More...
free spirited bohemian camping

free spirited bohemian camping

As I've gotten more time under my belt with this thing called living and life, I've come to realize that sometimes there could be just this one chance. That sometimes opportunities just might not come along again.  Rather than contemplate or hedge on... Read More...
the passing of a kitchen 

the passing of a kitchen 

The word ‘death’ seems too final, as if it’s totally over, gone, forever buried and never to be again. I prefer to say ‘passing’ when someone leaves Earth and is no longer in the flesh. Isn’t that what we’re all doing—just simply and memorably passin... Read More...
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a boho cookbook

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So what's Ally's Kitchen all about~~well, just click this picture, sit back and savor the flavors~~the thinking, fooding and living of Bohemian Bold! Ally's Kit... Read More...
~creating winning recipes~~some fertilizer~

creating winning recipes

I’m sitting on an Air France flight flying from Warsaw to Paris, and I’m wedged between two gentlemen—one fast asleep, the other flipping through a magazine. As we sat on the tarmac then ascended into flight, I laid my head back, closed my eyes, and ... Read More...
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sisterhood of the foodies

Clubs, circles, groups and cliques. We know them. We’ve grown up with them since childhood. Usually like-minded people who come together because of a common interest, a common thread, a mutual mission, passion, and purpose. From those early years of ... Read More...
~blow me away~

blow me away

Sometimes people just blow me away! Meeting spirited folks on Google+ and other social media who just adore food like I do is like having a safe deposit box full of valuables~~one of my shining friends, Mary G., is from across the pond~~she's got a w... Read More...
Taste of Israel~~104 Hours to Fall in Love~~

104 hours to fall in love

Life is so full of the unexpected, beautiful amazing things, if you’ll just let yourself be open.  Sometimes that’s tough because as humans we kind of like our predictability, our routines, our status quo and circle of life that’s comfortable. Whe... Read More...
oatmeal almond chewies

oatmeal almond chewies

After winning the 'Voters Choice' in Sara Moulton's 'Locavore' contest, I got not only a set of awesome copper clad cookware, but Sara sent me her three cookbooks all personally signed!  There are so many fabulous recipes, I just decided to fan throu... Read More...
My Roots~~After Nearly 100 Years~~

my roots: a century later

The First 5 Piccolo Chapters~Read On Chapter Six~~The Village of Disnik It’s strange how mistakes, wrong turns, and blunders can turn out to be exactly right—I mean at the time you don’t know it, but it sometimes happens that way.  We’d followe... Read More...

home alone on my birthday

This morning I awoke, yes, home alone on my birthday, and found myself one year older—63—it sounds so eerie to me! It’s kind of a strange birthday, too, because I’m home alone. Ben’s spending time with his Mama who’s not doing well, all the kids ar... Read More...
Ricotta Baby Lima Bean & Ham Soup

Ricotta Baby Lima Bean & Ham Soup

A blind date.  You're fixing up a guy friend of yours.  Guys will usually ask what a girl looks like.  And, if the girl's looks are not a real virtue, you might say, 'Oh, she's really nice and has a great personality!'  Some of my recipe creations ar... Read More...

Campo Viejo Dinner 7 Days & Counting: I am The Help

Entering contests is one of my avocations--I mean someone has to win, right? I’ve entered quite a few in my lifetime, “I’m a Contest Junkie,” and won some pretty darn neat ones! This particular contest was sponsored by Campo Viejo wines. It’s a Spanish company, and the name of the contest was ‘Color Me Uncorked.’

the traveling nomad

I am a nomad. A traveler. My life is like a rolling stone, it gathers no moss.  I’m a tumbleweed that rolls and blows through places and spaces.  Until recently, I lived in 3 places Boston, the coast of South Carolina, and the mountains of Colorado, ... Read More...