Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon Portugal | Chez Us

I have been hanging onto this write-up for the hopes of making a great Portuguese recipe to go along with it.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had time to cook some Portuguese food, but I have time to tell you about our trip to Lisbon Portugal.               We had no expectation […]

48 Hours in Venice Beach

48 Hours in Venice Beach

Lenny had to make a quick trip to Los Angeles back in June, and I decided to tag along.  Normally, I stay home, and man (or woman) the office, but decided a little Southern California time would be fun.  Hotels were insane so we looked towards AirBNB, found a bungalow in Venice Beach and headed […]

Pan con Tomate

Pan con Tomate  |  Chez Us

Back in February we decided to jaunt over to Spain, particularly Barcelona to visit friends who have been living there since August.  I had never been to Barcelona, and this would be Lenny’s third trip, both of us were excited to see everyone we had been missing, and I could not wait to take a […]

Blackberry Cobbler

Downieville California

This recipe for a blackberry cobbler is overdue;  apologies for keeping it a secret.  I had all intentions of sharing this before Labor Day then time took over our schedules.  Did all of our US readers have a nice long weekend?  We were back East for a few days to celebrate Lenny’s mothers 70th birthday. […]

Todos Santos (part two)

El Zuguan Todos Santos Mexico

A typical day for Chez Us in Todos Santos starts with Denise chasing early morning light.  One of her favorite things to do when traveling is to wake up early to capture the light that is gently warming a city and to take in a place that is waking up to begin the day.  Not […]

Guaycura Hotel Todos Santos Mexico

Guaycura Hotel

Guaycuras were the founders of Todos Santos, and were hunters and gathers who founded the small Mexican village of Todos Santos.  They fished with spears, and hunted with bows and arrows, and lead a simple life.  Unfortunately, around 1800s, illness as well as clashes with soldiers, decimated the Guaycuras, then they vanished.  Today, the Guaycura […]

Todos Santos (part one)

Todos Santos Mexico

It had been three long years since we took a proper vacation.  By proper, I mean, dusting off the passport, boarding a plane, and enjoying lazy days just the two of us.  Vacation, in my opinion, is not traveling for work, or to see family.  I stand by that, oh yes I do. Back in […]

Talking about Spain, Food, Travel and Photography Workshops

Spanish Meatballs

Spain, I have had you on my mind for a few months now…… I blame it on the fact that we are dying to take a vacation, and now a few events have been teasing me.  First was the arrival of a gorgeous new to me cookbook written by Jose Pizarro, I cannot wait to tell you all […]