I love the west coast, the weather, the culture, the food. Every time I visit I get a better feel for what life is like there, but I have a lot more to experience. Look out for part two of Diverse Dinners does the west coast in the not too distant future.
During my most recent visits, I explored San Francisco, LA and San Diego.
This is my first post for 2017, and rather than sharing a recipe, I thought, instead, I would share the food I enjoyed during a recent cruise to the Caribbean. Hence the title of this post – Food on a Cruise.
So what the heck is Diverse Dinners up to? Well, I’ve been having fun times in the fall!
But I’m guilt-ridden, as I imagine you, my wonderful readers, are disappointed with my recent absence.
I dreamt the other night, that a new popular hashtag had been created – #wheresdiversedinnersat?! The hashtag was created by my readers who are up on the current culture vibe. My readers who could care less about pop culture had created the hashtag #wheretheheckisdiversedinners. Both were trending – then I woke up!
For those of you who have felt neglected, I’m so sorry. Life has truly got in the way the past few months, resulting in some very quiet time here at Diverse Dinners.
What’s been great about my time away from my blog is that my silence wasn’t a waste. I’ve been traveling, visiting some of my favorite places and adding new ones to the list.
So, as a steadfast mea culpa, I will share my travels with you. I’ve had a great time, it has been nothing but truly fun times in the fall and I hope my travel experiences entice you to travel somewhere fun soon.
Miami Caribbean Carnival was so much fun again this year. I try to go every year to shake up my behind to the latest soca music, bask in the Florida sunshine and enjoy the traditional Caribbean food on offer.
Note to self:when traveling and blogging, make sure the wi-fi in the hotel provides enough bandwidth to allow you to do what is required!
Last week, I had great plans to add to my blog while in Miami for the 2015 Caribbean Carnival. I had some well thought out posts to create, all I needed was a comfortable room with a balcony and a view.
I have been unable to share recipes recently. I’ve been so very busy, so I thought I should share what’s been going on with me. My blog life.
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel and activities. I’ve been having a great time. I’ve attended some cool parties, spent a few days in Mexico and then, the BlogHer conference. Such fun, many drinks and great meals.
Mexico was very nice, four days in the sun, can’t complain. I stayed in the Azul Sensatori, one in a group of Karisma hotels in Riviera Maya. Azul Sensatori is a beautifully laid out hotel with a whole host of amenities for the young and old. An all-inclusive resort with everything you need including premium liquor and really good food.
This was my first meal at the resort, pork belly with tropical salsa. I’m not really a fan of all-inclusive hotels, as I have been disappointed one too many times with the quality of food and drinks available. But the Karisma staff pride themselves on their gourmet menus, and I was truly impressed.
The vegetables served throughout all of the hotels are home-grown, by Karisma. So my lunchtime meals consisted of salads and/or veggies and a small portion of meat or fish. My ideal diet, particularly in hot sunny climates.