“Basketball isn’t just a sport. It’s an art, one that must be mastered to succeed”
~ Stephen Curry
Happy Final Four week everyone! Welcome to the glorious city of Minneapolis!
It’s an exciting time to be here as we are once again hosting a major sporting event. In February of 2018 the Super Bowl came to town. This weekend basketball will reign supreme. Continue reading Where to Eat & Drink In And Around Minneapolis During The NCAA MEN’S Final Four Basketball Tournament
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating”
Lucky for those of us living in the Twin Cities; we are provided with seemingly endless opportunities to not only eat, but to do so abundantly well. I field frequent inquiries from friends and family regarding restaurant recommendations and I love sharing my culinary experiences so I decided to create a new feature. It will be a brief overview of our culinary adventures from the prior month.
Continue reading Food Month In Review: March 2018
I am thrilled to be able to share my Eat Your Words Culinary Puzzle with readers of the Empty Nesters Kitchen blog. I created this themed activity several years ago for two reasons. The first was to further my own education in regards to the enormous culinary world that envelops us. The second was to formulate an avenue to publish what I learned in a fun and engaging way. You can look forward to the exploration of a multitude of appetizing topics. Including food, beverages, international ingredients, cultural dishes etc…
Continue reading Eat Your Words Culinary Puzzle
Cappuccino at Bar Del Sol in Praiano, Italy
The Kingfield Latte ~ Five Watt Coffee (MPLS)
Morning Latte overlooking the sea in Praiano, Italy
Croissants and Cappuccinos at a cafe near the Campo De Fiori in Rome, Italy
Latte and cookies at Rustica in Eden Prairie, MN
The Boone’s Beard Latte at Vicinity Coffee in Mpls
Latte at Barbette Cafe, Mpls
Cappuccino at The Bachelor Farmer Cafe, Mpls
Latte and a cookie at the Hilton Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand
My morning cappuccino at the Hotel Margherita in Praiano, Italy
Cappuccino and Croissant at La Boqueria Mercat in Barcelona, Spain
“Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee is even better” ~ Justine Chen, North of Beautiful
My search for the perfect cup of coffee knows no bounds. I am ardent and unapologetic regarding my caffeine infatuation. Whether it is our weekend latte treks in the Twin Cities or when traveling abroad, I am always on the hunt for the consummate coffee experience. While the quality of the java holds high significance, it is as much or more about the venue and who I’m getting caffeinated with that matters. Sipping a morning espresso alongside the locals at the Mercado De La Boqueria in Barcelona or slipping into a café near the Campo De Fiori in Rome with John are a couple of my very best café memories. Today I am sharing some of my favorite coffee occasions through photos. Enjoy and please share yours with me, I look forward to seeing your pics and hearing your cafe recommendations. Read on if you would like to learn more about the definition of espresso and the associated terms.
Continue reading Consider Me Caffeinated: A Global Espresso Art Gallery