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“Blush Your Summer”: BE Rosé Guide

Craving Rosé the instant the nice weather arrives is like a Pavlov’s dogs experiment. I have been sipping Rosé for almost two decades and it is refreshing to see the interest and supply, and frankly the quality rapidly growing. This post is the first of a three part series (make sure you sign up for automatic blogs on thebourneexplorer.com) with Rosé suggestions and descriptions, food pairing ideas, and entertaining tips featured in June,... Read More

Be a User…

In the refrigerator that is… Food waste upsets me, but it is inevitable with our “juggling act” schedules; and meal planning sometimes takes a back burner, per say. I dress my dishes with a variety of fresh herbs, but their shelf life isn’t as strong as their flavor. (if only I had out door space for a garden). Tip: Whipping up a simple pesto is a tasty and practical way to lessen fresh herb waste. Pesto also lasts several weeks in an... Read More

50 Shades of Discovery

50 Shades of Discovery: I have had a pivotal few months on many platforms. But, haven’t we all… This time, these moments– are what make warriors. I have come out a warrior. I welcome you to read my personal prose, my badge. (Think of an underlay of rap and eighties music while reading) 😉 My challenge to you: play this game, create your own! Jot down—-      Where have you been            What have you seen      ... Read More

Mushroom and Barley Arancini

Barley is one of my favorite grains.  I love the wholesome texture and the nuttiness… and I feel healthy just eating it. I spotted mushrooms and barley on the menu a few times in Iceland and I imagined recreating arancini, traditional Italian rice balls with this barley and mushroom combination. Dill is a popular herb in the Icelandic cuisine so I thought it would add brightness and balance to the decadence of the arancini. I’ve never... Read More

To The Core…

  As I mention in the About Me of my website, I am an explorer to the core. I have been that way since the beginning. I recently traveled to Iceland. It was such an adventure–new landscapes, new foods, new stories. Every time I leave for a trip near or far, it reminds me of how much I long for and get inspired by exploration… Here is a video of some of my adventures… Bourne Explorer Sizzle And FYI: I was very pregnant is a... Read More