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Cocktails & Dreams: Caribbean Dream on St. Croix

Dreaming of St. Croix Today I am dreaming of a tropical vacation to St. Croix, and sipping a Caribbean Dream cocktail made with local Cruzan Rum right by the beach at the Renaissance St. Croix…

Culinary Postcard: Leigh’s Shrimp and Feta Pasta Salad from Topsail Island

Topsail Island Summer Vacations For nine years, I’ve vacationed with my husband’s family on Topsail Island, North Carolina.  This simple island calls for lazy beach days, Gin & Tonic drinks on the porch, and home-cooked…

Fresh & Chic Summer BBQ Party Ideas

Bringing Diversity to the Ultimate 4th of July Backyard Party We celebrated the past three Independence Days in Europe, and hosted 4th of July parties with a BBQ menu that included all of our favorites…

Summer BBQ Recipe: Smoked Salmon with Avocados

Grilling Salmon Salmon is probably the most grilled item in our home, and we love to grill it for our summer parties as well. With our tricks, you will learn how easy it is to…

Culinary Postcard from Peru! Join me Celebrating Summer with Avocados from Peru.

Avocados from Peru One of the things I say often: you can travel around the world during dinner time, even on a school night! With this I of course mean that food is an excellent…

Crispy Oven Baked Fries with Two Green Peruvian Style Dipping Sauces

Summer party favorite recipe: crispy oven baked fries with “green dipping sauces” We love potatoes! I am a Finn, and I grew up eating potatoes probably five out of seven days every week. Sometimes probably…

Cocktails & Dreams: Caribbean Dream on St. Croix

Cocktails & Dreams: to travel to St Croix to drink rum!

Dreaming of St. Croix Today I am dreaming of a tropical vacation to St. Croix, and sipping a Caribbean Dream cocktail made with local Cruzan Rum right by the beach at the Renaissance St. Croix…

Culinary Postcard: Leigh’s Shrimp and Feta Pasta Salad from Topsail Island

Grover's  Feta and Shrimp Pasta Salad

Topsail Island Summer Vacations For nine years, I’ve vacationed with my husband’s family on Topsail Island, North Carolina.  This simple island calls for lazy beach days, Gin & Tonic drinks on the porch, and home-cooked…

Fresh & Chic Summer BBQ Party Ideas

Everything you need for a perfect 4th of July Party! Fresh new ideas!

Bringing Diversity to the Ultimate 4th of July Backyard Party We celebrated the past three Independence Days in Europe, and hosted 4th of July parties with a BBQ menu that included all of our favorites…

Summer BBQ Recipe: Smoked Salmon with Avocados

Salmon with Avocados

Grilling Salmon Salmon is probably the most grilled item in our home, and we love to grill it for our summer parties as well. With our tricks, you will learn how easy it is to…

Culinary Postcard from Peru! Join me Celebrating Summer with Avocados from Peru.

Join the party with Avocados from Peru

Avocados from Peru One of the things I say often: you can travel around the world during dinner time, even on a school night! With this I of course mean that food is an excellent…

Crispy Oven Baked Fries with Two Green Peruvian Style Dipping Sauces

Crispy oven baked fries with two Peruvian style dipping sauces via @skimbaco

Summer party favorite recipe: crispy oven baked fries with “green dipping sauces” We love potatoes! I am a Finn, and I grew up eating potatoes probably five out of seven days every week. Sometimes probably…

Recipes from Travels: Capa Gin&Tonic

Refreshing Gin and Tonic from Four Seasons Orlando

Our goal for Skimbaco Lifestyle this summer is to bring an element of our travels into your home. We can dream a little about places to go.  Last month, Katja shared a Strawberry Chrysanthemum Elixir from…

Recipes from Travels: Strawberry Chrysanthemum Elixir

Strawberry Chrysanthemum Elixir

May is National Strawberry Month Our luxury hotel expert Leigh loves her local spa resort The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina, for day getaways in the spa or for luxurious overnights that…

Finding Tea and Alchemy in Ireland

Camomile and Cake, The Willow Cafe Tea Room

Having Tea in Ireland was my Skimbaco Moment Guest post by Lara DiPaola of Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom. Tea is possessed of a special alchemy. My earliest memories of my paternal grandmother involve the gilded…

Culinary Postcard: Make Crêpes like in Paris

Crepes in La Marais in Paris

Crêpes like in Paris Crêpes are the comfort food of my childhood, and the childhood of my children. They are tasty thin pancakes, that are much less sweet than what pancakes typically are. The dough…