Playing With My Food ~
A journal about food, thought, travel, and life; by Chef & Raconteur Chaz French.

Parasailing…

Is something I didn’t think I would do, fear of heights and all that, but my Mexican Escape was all about firsts and trying new things, that is not what got me up in the air… It was the 2 margaritas before noon (what? vacation = no rules) and the third one shortly after with […]

Working on things…

So, yeah, I haven’t really written anything since late November… I got a cold on the plane back from Mexico, then the holidays happened, then my youngest Niece and Nephew gave me a respiratory infection that kicked my ass so hard I was out of work for over a week, and if you know me, […]

So not on the diet plan…

Caramelized Apples with Puff Pastry & Whipped Cream. Defrost 1/3 sheet of puff pastry, and preheat oven to 400F Bake for 20 minutes, let cool slightly. Meanwhile: Make whipped cream 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1/8th cup sugar) WHIP IT, WHIP IT GOOD, and chill While you: Slice 1 apple into thin slices […]

Ixtapa Sunsets (part 1)

So here’s a few pics I shot at sunset… Tweet

Sunset…

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Deeper Thoughts…

So, I must stop being afraid of my potential, time to not only face and accept that I excel at anything I try, it’s time to find a focus, and excel in that. I know the things I love the most, I love to write, to travel, to eat, and to cook and to try […]

Deep Thoughts…

When I was planning my trip to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo I kept calling it an escape, but an escape from what? I’d told people I just didn’t want to be around my family for the holiday, I’d said I just needed to get away. I’d said that it was my last chance for a vacation this year. […]

If language were liquid it would be rushing in…

Instead here we are in a a silence more eloquent than any words could ever be… (Suzanne Vega) So, I’m in a country where I just don’t speak the language, I know so few words of Spanish, it makes my French look good. But that’s okay… really it is. I can say the pleasantries, I […]

The View From Here…

This was the view this morning from my hotel room. I laid in bed for a good half hour listening to this. Tweet

First Impressions…

Hola from warm and humid Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico. Upon arriving in Mexico City where I had to change planes, I was … well let me back up…. As we were coming in for a landing I saw all these pretty colors everywhere!!! All the building were painted in bold, vibrant colors. Me Likey! The landing […]