Leticia PlatePortland, Maine, US
Leticia has been illustrating for many moons and many meals... A graduate of School of Visual Arts in NYC, her work has been published in various magazines & national newspapers. She lives in Portland, Maine with her family, a sweet dog and 3 temperamental chickens.
Illustrations By Leticia Plate
This is a bite-sized walk, part of Portland’s amazing Trail system... it’s just enough for a quick dog walk, to see flowers, trees, birds, or catch up with a friend (there’s something for each season!)- A shot of nature nestled in our little city.
Just discovered this drink this Christmas: it is tasty, a touch of sweetness, bright with fresh lime juice! Perfect to get you through a winter storm. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on Ginger Beer from Maine Root, it will have a nice kick of ginger too. Cheers to the New Year!
This is the kind of recipe that uses what's left in the pantry at the end of the week to create a tasty dish. Most Italian kitchens have all these ingredients always at hand: olive oil, olives, garlic, capers, anchovies and tomatoes... There are many theories on the origins of the name of the dish, but as I remember, it's just a frugal way to make do with what is available! Global Cuisine
This place is special to me because it makes me smile... I was lucky to spend part of my young life in Rome, Italy. Through High School, my best friend Bibi and I would walk to school together wandering through the splendor of the Roman Forum, taking small paths though the ruins. Of course, being a teen, I was not fully aware of the beauty of it all, but I was focused catching up on our feelings about life, love and homework... (and saying hi to the Forum cats, of course!). I went back as an adult and I was blown away by the rich history and amazing-ess of this spot in Rome.
Ta-da! You are now capable of transforming any leftovers into an amazing dinner: all you need is 3 eggs and a pre-made crust! Add mushrooms, broccoli, corn, bacon, cooked onions or whatever rocks your boat to this magic mix and voila', dinner! (or brunch)
In Italy, when I was growing up, it was traditional to eat lentils at New Year's eve, because they would bring good luck for the year to come (or money, specifically, since they are round)- But they are certainly good any time of they year, and they are lucky because they are healthy!