Castillo de San Marcos Fortress in St. Augustine, Florida + Brazilian Daiquiri Recipe

Built by the Spanish in the 17th Century, Castillo de San Marcos is a prominent feature of St. Augustine's coastline in Florida. It's the oldest surviving fortress in North America located in the oldest European-founded city. It's walls are made of coquina, a native stone. It's changed national hands a number of times and is reputed to be haunted as well. In addition, I've posted a Brazilain Daiquiri recipe included for summertime!

How to Make Flan in a Foreign Country

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You may remember from last week’s blog that I recently started posting some of my photos for sale on a stock photo site called Alamy. I uploaded a few more this week, so if you’re in the market or know someone who needs photos for brochures, websites, books or other publications, check out my Alamy page. I’ll be adding something most weeks, so check back often. Thanks!

This week I want to tell you about a recent adventure making flan from my friend Carmela’s mother’s recipe. Flan is a delicious custard dessert of Spanish origins. In this case, the recipe comes direct from Mexico. Here are Carmela’s notes from a phone call with her mother: read more