Texas: Here I Come!

To say I’m excited to return to Texas next week is an understatement (schedule deatils below). When I last visited in 2013, for the promotion of the Mad Hungry Cravings book, I had more fun than should be allowed on a working trip. Austin is always amazing, a favorite with which I feel a kindred spirit. Keep… View Article

A Quick Update

Life is always full and busy but these days every day is packed to the gills! The Texas leg of the book tour was fantastic. First of all, Central Market–my host cooking schools were fantastic. Thanks to every single person who worked on my classes AND everyone who came out to learn and get a… View Article

Greetings from Texas: a Tex-Mex Meal

A Tex-Mex Meal Hi Folks, CQ and I are in Texas, kicking off the Mad Hungry Cravings tour. I’ve spent the last week or so putting myself through iPhone video 101 and wanted to do some video blogging while on tour. Check out the video above for one of our many awesome meals we’ve had… View Article

MH Guest Post: Calder Quinn

I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to post on Mrs. Lucinda Scala Quinn’s (otherwise known as ‘mom’) blog this afternoon. The reason for this unexpected (and I must say flattering) appearance?  Announcing the first leg of LSQ’s book tour for the soon to be released (March 19th) Mad Hungry Cravings. Our destination?  The… View Article

Recipes from Today’s Show: Lone Star Steak Night

Today on MHTV: The lone star state is one of my favorite places to visit and today, I’m doing some cowboy cookery. For some “make-ahead,” black-eyed peas soak overnight before being slow-cooked with a ham hock while, for maximum flavor, grilled rib-eye steak marinates in a smokey-sweet dry rub. Simmered mustard greens get a hint… View Article


A few more thoughts on our Austin visit. It totally renewed my love of music which has been a part of my life as long as I can remember from my dads opera wafting through the house to mom with her Ella Fitzgerald, Lois Armstrong, Joe WIlliams etc etc. Early years in Jamaica cemented that… View Article
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Am coming to the last of the Texas posts–that little 3-day-check-out-of-my-life trip (see previous posts). SO, on our last day after checking out of our really beautiful, comfortable and hip hotel the St. Cecelia http://www.hotelsaintcecilia.com/ (more on that later), there was one last place that needed visiting. Lockhart Texas is the self titled heart of… View Article
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Apparently breakfast tacos and Migas are must eat breakfast choices when in Austin. So we had both plus, natch and we chose to eat at Cisco’s, another Austin institution. Migas is a melange consisting of tortilla chips fried with onion, tomatoes and scrambled in egg with melted cheese. Phew. It’s very similar to the Mexican… View Article
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So, while we travel collectively and individually for random reasons NEVER EVER do my husband and I go it together without some combo of the boys. But with my whistle whetted from my book tour reminding me of all the awesome cities and towns in regional America, I just decided that the two of us… View Article
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