Category Archives: Food & Drink

6 Tips on Navigating the New Networking

KR BEER BASH 2015

There’s networking, and then there’s networking with craft beer. And if you were lucky enough to attend KR’s recent Beer Bash, then you know that small detail makes a world of difference. Read ahead for some tips on navigating the new style of networking that is (thankfully) shaping the way people make connections.

Continue reading

LongHorn Steaksgiving Meal Recipe

LongHorn-Recipe-Header

LongHorn Steakhouse recently invited me to participate in their first Annual Virtual Steaksgiving event, where I was able to draw inspiration for my own dish by trying their fall-inspired menu and speaking with Executive Chef Michael Senich for a little guidance. Here’s the recipe with pics for the menu I came up with. Hope you like it!

Continue reading

Steaksgiving with LongHorn Steakhouse

Longhorn-Steakhouse-Steaksgiving with Exec Chef Michael Senich

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and thanks to LongHorn Steakhouse, I’ve been getting into the spirit of things a little early. It was such a treat to be asked to participate in their first ever virtual Steaksgiving, giving me a chance to experience their new fall menu at the restaurant to get inspired for an original recipe of my own and chat with Executive Chef Michael Senich for a few pointers. Read ahead to see what he had to say.

Continue reading

Girls & Beer

Bubbles & Ink Blog

Saturday’s Wynwood Brewing Co. celebration found me with a baby and husband in tow around Wynwood’s colorful, art-loving, food-truck-gathering streets. This was Lucy’s first time out in that neighborhood and she seemed to be really amused by the graffiti walls and chalk-drawn sidewalks, not unlike her parents. Since she’s a Miami native, like her momma, we decided to capture a few shots to commemorate the visit to one of our city’s most iconic spots. The whole experience, though short because of the extreme heat, was really exciting for everyone – it’s not everyday you get to watch your little girl embrace some of the very things you enjoy yourself (minus the fermented stuff).

As a result of the experience, I wrote a piece for SimplyQ  – a basic craft beer guide for ladies, something I hope you’ll find helpful. Feel free to check it out on their site. And to see more pics of Lucy romping around town, click on through.

Continue reading

Cook: Peruvian Eggs Benedict

Peruvian Eggs Benedict Recipe | Bubbles & Ink

I don’t know what compelled me to wake up at 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday and decide that making Eggs Benedict was a good idea. But when there’s a toddler tugging at your blanket and there’s more than plenty of time on a weekday morning, sleep deprivation and a hungry stomach begin making decisions one cannot argue with. So it was that in this deluded state I decided, not only was I going to make Eggs Benedict, I was going to make them Peruvian style with homemade huancaina sauce because I’d had a dream the night before that my husband and I had innovated this particular dish and it had been damn tasty. This is probably a good time to tell you that I’ve never poached an egg in my life. But, hey, there’s a first time for everything.

Continue reading

Martha Stewart’s Holiday Recipes

Martha Stewart Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

When Martha Stewart says she’s going to teach you how to cook/bake/make anything, you go. And you take notes. She recently came down to Miami during Art Basel for a cooking demonstration at Macy’s, for which I was clearly unprepared because I thought arriving 45 minutes early would be ample time to find a decent seat within viewing distance of the Queen of Craft (that’s what I like to call her, anyway). But that only left me four rows from the back, zooming into the second monitor, trying to take a picture of a picture of Martha. Lesson learned, lady. Lesson learned. No matter. She cooked. And she did it well. (She also said “twerking,” the context of which escapes me because, I mean, Martha Stewart said “twerking!” But the context really doesn’t matter. What matters is that she said it. And it was AWESOME.) And the food still reached those of us in the far back – with seconds on those little lemon cookies straight from pastry heaven. So here are three of Martha’s recipes for you and yours to enjoy this holiday season.

P.S. In case you’re curious, I’ve also posted pictures of all the other meals we were able to try (Holiday Citrus Punch, Poached Egg with Creamed Spinach, Mushroom Crepe, Fruit Salad, and Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies). The mushroom crepe was my absolute favorite.

Continue reading

Cook: Cuban Arroz con Pollo

Cooking: How to Make Cuban Yellow Rice with Chicken | Arroz con Pollo a la Chorera Recipe

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve some sort of family gathering that usually began early in the day, around the kitchen area of a relative’s home. More often than not, that scene involved my grandmother prepping and cooking a meal that always proved too large to eat but too tasty to be discarded. So we went for seconds, and sometimes thirds, and grew up relishing in the fact that Cuban women were built to have curves.

I was recently lucky enough to capture one of these gatherings in my own little kitchen, with Abuela making one of my absolute favorite dishes: Arroz con Pollo a la Chorrera (or, Cuban Yellow Rice with Chicken). Keep reading for pics and step-by-step instructions on how to recreate it sans Cuban Abuela.

Continue reading