5 Ways To Have an Intentional Halloween

Intentional Halloween

Sunday afternoon we went trick-or-treating. Yes you heard that right…we went trick-or-treating on the 26th! Apparently, where we now live they have scheduled trick-or-treating times for each city, village, or town. This schedule might be the norm where you live, but for both me and my husband we always went trick-or-treating on the 31st — […]

Mighty, Mighty Chivito


When you visit or relocate, whether to another region or another country, it is always exciting to discover foods that are common to the area. In Boston you would be sure to try clam chowder, Philadelphia a cheesesteak, in North Carolina the barbecue, and in New York pizza is a must. Since moving to Uruguay we […]

Uruguay’s National Drink – Yerba Mate (mah-tay) Part I

While we still have you thinking about yummy things (i.e. Salchichón), think with us about coffee, carbonated drinks, and Krispy Kreme.  What do they all have in common?  They are all ubiquitous in the U.S., they are all represented by at least one brand name that originated in North Carolina (good things also come from […]

DIY Recipe: How to Make Salchichón

The other day I had a sweet baking partner in my kitchen — EZEKIEL. His mom Vale gave me a great recipe for a traditional Uruguayan dessert called Salchichón (pronounced “sal-chee-ch-oh-n”). Ever since, I’ve had many people ask me how I made it. Many people have asked for the recipe, so I decided to post it […]

Tannat Vines in Uruguay

Have you ever heard the expression, “Good things come in small packages”?  Well, if it was ever used of any country in the world, we would use it of Uruguay.  Though it is one of the smallest countries in Latin America, it ranks number one in terms of labor and political freedoms.  In addition, Uruguayans […]

Relearning Spanish in Montevideo, Uruguay

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where, even though you know how to do something, it seems like you really don’t know how to do it? Any Mac user who has ever been forced to work with a PC would be able to relate to such a situation.  A dialogue between a Mac […]

Dog Walkers

Dog walkers

All cultures have elements that are very endearing and some not-so-endearing. One aspect of Uruguayan culture that we have fallen in love with are the dog walkers in our neighborhood. These men (very few are women) arrive at people’s homes at prescribed times on a daily basis, take the leash, and walk the dog. But […]