Peach Salsa

Friday, September 27, 2013

While we were traveling through Savannah, I noticed that a couple fruit stands by the road were selling peach salsa. I really regret not stopping and buying it. As soon as I got home I knew I had to make it just to get the idea out of my head, the results were amazing. Take a look:

Recipe by Sweet Caroline

2 roma tomatoes, diced
2 peaches, peeled and diced
1/2 white onion, diced
1 jalapeño, without seeds diced
Juice of 1/2 lime
Handful of chopped cilantro (this is totally optional since either people like it or hate it)
Salt and pepper

In a bowl; add all the ingredients, season with salt and pepper, toss really well. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes before serving. Serve with some corn or tortilla chips and enjoy!

* Tip *: This salsa is great served on top of fish, grilled chicken or pork. It's delicious either way. Give a try!

Good Eats During Vacation

Thursday, September 26, 2013

There's nothing better than to eat really good food
while on vacation, I already told you about the southern comfort food 
we had while in Savannah. We were lucky enough to have
our own little kitchen in our hotel room, it was a big plus 
since the hubby and I love to cook, and we didn't have to eat out 
every single day or night, it also allowed us to save 
some extra cash too (who doesn't love that?).

One night, my hubby made tortellini with a creamy sun dried tomato sauce,
and let me tell you: it was delish! 
Do you love to cook during vacation too?

And whenever we would eat out, we always opted for seafood since it's so fresh.
The plates from above are from Crabby's Bar & Grill restaurant
I had the Tropical Mahi-Mahi Tacos: with shredded cabbage, mango salsa and 
cheddar jack cheese and the hubby had the Key West combo; grilled mahi-mahi, 
shrimp grazed in key lime honey mustard and conch fritters. Both plates were very 
delicious and affordable.

We also ate at Frenchy's South Beach Cafe, it's right by the beach and the food
is also good and affordable. I had a Sesame Tuna Salad; fresh yellow fin tuna
seared with sesame seeds served over greens with wasabi dressing and wontons
and the hubby had the South Beach Seafood Platter; combination of shrimp, 
scallops and grouper all grilled to perfection and served with extra sides too.

I don't know about you but I always associate a beautiful place with
great food and atmosphere. It always brings such a good memory!
And how about you? Do you love to eat good food during vacation?
What are some of your favorite places to eat?

Vacation: Our Last Day at the Beach

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

This is my final post from our vacation series,
I hope you'll enjoy it.
We spent our last vacation day playing at the beach,
it was sunny, warm and beautiful. 
The kids enjoyed very much every minute of our
last day. Take a look:

♥ ♥ ♥

Vacation: Visiting Clearwater's Downtown & Marina

Monday, September 23, 2013

On our final day of our vacation, we decided to
walk around Clearwater's downtown. It's very charming,
filled with many shops, boutiques, restaurants
and coffee shops.
Take a look:

Ian goes a little crazy with water, he needs to touch the water and lick his fingers every time!

I loved this old post office building, it was built in the 1930's and it has beautiful tiles around the windows.

Isn't gorgeous?

Sophia and her charm.

Downtown is filled many sculptures, the dolphins are spread throughout the city and 
many done by different artists.

Such a lovely mural.

Ian loved seeing all the boats.

"Mommy, don't take my picture."

The kids observing the fish underneath.

Stay tuned! Still more to see from our vacation.
Next, our last day at the beach.

Vacation: Our Visit to Pier 60

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pier 60 is a great place to walk around and see the
beautiful beach. There are playgrounds for the kids to 
play and enjoy, and seats if you're tired of walking. 
At sunsets, there is a daily festival featuring street vendors,
artists, crafters, performers and music. Also, there is a free
film screening every Friday and Saturday night, you just need
to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the film on the lawn.

For movie night, they put a huge jumbo screen right here and we just lay or sit on the lawn.

The views from the pier are beautiful.

Ian kept throwing his little monkey everywhere and we almost lost it 
during the vacation a couple of times too.

After visiting the pier, we walked around to see some shops 
and then grabbed something to eat.

We stopped to eat at Crabby's and the food was delicious.

Stay tuned! Still more to see from our vacation.
Next, our walk around Downtown & Marina.

Vacation: Our Day at Clearwater Beach, Florida (Part 2)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Once the kids figured out that the water was nice and warm
and there was nothing to be afraid of, they pretty much spent
the day by the water, playing with each other and making sandcastles.
Take a look:

Giving Sophia a back ride. 

My princess! This was my favorite photo of Sophia at the beach. 

I was just having a moment with Ian. Love when that happens!

See, how clear the water is?

They played all day long, by the time we put them into the car they were fast asleep.

Stay tuned! Still more to see from our vacation.
Next, our visit to Pier 60.
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