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Quick - Vote Again for Sippitysup.com

Written on December 8th, 2010 by one shout

Yes, SippitySup writer, artist and Boquete guest chef, Greg Henry is still in the running for Food Blogger of the Year. The grand prize is $10,000.00 and Greg just might win it all!

His site is http://www.sippitysup.com/.

If you would like to see one of the best food bloggers on the web, please check out Greg’s site. He won Round #8, and has entered #9 as one of the 12 best food bloggers on the internet!

Greg has received 8 trophies so far, including one for his Chocolate Pumpkin Tart, that won Challenge #8.   Click here to see his new entry, “The Hollywood District is on My Beat”, which tells about Greg’s visit to the famous District Restaurant in Hollywood. His critique is very intriguing to read, and it includes lots of menu items, prices and descriptions of what Hollywood’s ordering these days.

This is Greg’s entry into Challenge #9, after which there will only be 3 bloggers remaining.  Will you help SippitySup.com win this 9th Challenge?  He needs our support from down here in Boquete, where Greg presented his “Golden Age of Hollywood” cooking class last December.

You may find several of Greg’s recipes in the Boquete Gourmet Community Cookbook, on sale at Sugar & Spice Bakery, La Reina, and several other locations in Boquete.

If you like Greg’s site, and you like what he has done so far in the Foodbuzz Competition, please go to www.foodbuzz.com, and click on Greg’s heart in the box with the black and white photo of the District Restaurant.  The heart will turn red with your vote.

This is the same competition I was in for the first 2 challenges. Thanks again for everyone’s vote. Since my second challenge entry, Greg continued to win trophies week after week, and now has just entered Challenge #9!

Best of luck to Greg, he’s my favorite food blogger ever. And Greg, please plan to come to Boquete again, we’d love to have you share more ideas with us down here. We’re all rooting for you!

ora

Vote Now for SippitySup.com

Written on November 30th, 2010 by one shout

Yes, SippitySup writer, artist and Boquete guest chef, Greg Henry is still in the running for Food Blogger of the Year. The grand prize is $10,000.00 and Greg just might win it all!

His site is http://www.sippitysup.com/.

If you would like to see one of the best food bloggers on the web, please check out Greg’s site. He has received 7 trophies so far this year, including one for making a very creative food video. You can see his video by clicking http://www.sippitysup.com/foodbuzz-challenge-7-foodie-film-festival/. It’s quite professional and really funny.

You might like to try his crab cakes after you see him make them. They look easy to prepare and really good.

As many of you know, Greg was a host chef at my kitchen a few months ago. He presented “Golden Age of Hollywood” recipes from several of the famous Hollywood star restaurants, including Romanoff’s Chocolate Souffle.

This photo was taken in my kitchen during his class, and it shows Greg’s expertise by making Panamian Patacones, only Greg served them with caviar and sour cream, Hollywood style. You may find several of Greg’s recipes in the Boquete Gourmet Community Cookbook, on sale at Sugar & Spice Bakery, La Reina, and several other locations in Boquete.

If you like Greg’s site, and you like what he has done so far in the Foodbuzz Competition, please go to www.foodbuzz.com, and click at the top of the page where it says “Project Food Blog”.

This is the same competition I was in for the first 2 challenges. Over the past several weeks, Greg has won trophies for the first 7 challenges in this contest and has just entered Challenge #8!

So, once you get into the competition section of the Foodbuzz site, click on Challenge #8 Piece of Cake - CAST YOUR VOTES. Find Greg’s entry for SippitySup, see his photo of Chocolate Pumpkin Tart, and click on the heart in Greg’s box and it will turn red. Doesn’t his tart look like a dessert you’d love to taste?

Best of luck to Greg, he’s my favorite food blogger ever. And Greg, please plan to come to Boquete again, we’d love to have you share more ideas with us down here. We’re all rooting for you!

UPDATE! At 3pm on Dec. 3, we find that SippitySup.com WINS AGAIN!!!
Congratulations Greg!

Keep checking foodbuzz.com for Greg’s next entry!

Cora

My 100th Blog Post - A Milestone!

Written on April 19th, 2010 by 7 shouts

As a new blogger, I’ve had lots of fun writing about what’s important to me, living and growing in Boquete, Panama. Eleven thousand, eight hundred fifty (11,850) visitors have opened my site. It’s really astounding!

Thanks to all of you for peeking at our lives here in Boquete, it’s an amazing place in which to live. The rainbows are spectacular, the air is clean, and coffee grown here, is the best in the world!

In a nutshell, the first 100 posts were mostly about the people I know and love, the folks I see every day, and the neighbors who give so much to our community. There have also been fellow food bloggers and readers from around the world whom I call friends, although I’ve never met them face-to-face. I’ve mentioned lots of famous people who have impacted my life in some way or another. The nearly 100 people named in my blogs are named again below, and I really appreciate the contribution each person has made to my life since moving to Boquete, nearly 8 years ago.

Would you like to guess the most popular article of the 100 blogs I have written? How about guessing the average amount of time each visitor spends on the site at each visit? The answers are given below.

Thanks so much to the real stars of the past 100 blogs! By name, they are: Lauretta Bonfiglio, Sharon James, Juan Linares, Renny Kranich, David Kent, Jon Day, Kurt & Norman, Erik Carrera, Charlie Collins, Alison Holst, Anne Necker, Maritrini, Joyce and Nick Newton, Tom and Caroline Bot, Richard Detrich, Tammyjo Eckhart, Danilo, Jerry Wager, Elvin, Dorothy Lamour, Jorge Ortega, Liz Lees, James Cagny, and Tova Speter.

Thanks to Nelson, Calixto, Belisario Torres, Kelly Herring, Jim and Cindy Eickhoff, Julia Quiroz, Cesar, Doris Day, Idu, Papa Ricco, Giovanni, Carrie and Jonathan, Violet, Patricia Martinelli, Carlos Williams, Amy Adams, Greg Henry, Gobbles, Clyde and Phyllis Stevens, Ruby McKenzie, Eddie Cantor, Marian and Ethan Becker, Hershel and Mikey, Grandma Gates, Zorida, Lee Zelter, Axel Schob, Kirsten Peck, Judy Garland, Gale Cellucci, Drick Perry, and Anayansi Menendez.

I so much appreciate David Necker, Eric and Jane, Lori Lynn, Dave and Erin Ross, Groucho Marx, Rachel White, Martine Heyer, Richard Meyer, Mickey and Squirt James, Frederic Chopin, Mario Batali, Edgar Castillo, Vasco Numez Balboa, Irma Rombauer, Julia Child, Craig Claibourne, Barbra Streisand, Michelangelo, Diego Rivera, Bill Streit, Bing Crosby, Emeril Lagasse and Steven R. Covey.


You can still guess the top blogs, these photos will give you a hint. The top, broad category is “Boquete Living”, including blogs about daily living in the Highlands of Panama.

The #1 blog in my first 100 articles, is “My Fiestaware Collection”, written October 8, 2009. The blog you visited almost as many times, at #2, is “Panama’s Coffee Cup - Cafe Duran”, dated January 8. The #3 blog is “Hollywood’s Golden Age of Dining”, written January 3.

At each visit, the viewer stays on boquetegourmet.com site an average of 2 minutes, 37 seconds, quite an amazingly long period of time, especially when there are millions of other sites to visit.

I’m so very grateful to all of you for your time these past several months, and I hope to make my second hundred articles even more interesting and fun! If you’d like to suggest a particular subject, please let me know. Thanks again for your support!

Hugs,
Cora

Greg’s Boquete-Hollywood Party

Written on January 31st, 2010 by no shouts

If you haven’t heard already, Greg, alias SippitySup.com, finally posted his take on the “Golden Age of Hollywood” Cooking Class he presented in my kitchen last month. It took him a month to gather all the photos, to think about his experience and to finally put into words how he felt about the entire adventure.

It was the olden days of Hollywood that everyone enjoyed; the fine food, the gorgeous drinks and the fine conversation that our Boquete friends love.  If you read Greg’s www.SippitySup.com post about the evening of fun and fine, glamorous dining, it will all come together for you.

The dish-by-dish recipes and photos are in Greg’s site, also.  My favorite dish of the evening, if you could call it a dish, was the Signature Cocktail from the Cocoanut Grove.  Anytime gin is used in a different way, I love it.  The slightly-pink color was magical and I felt like Amy Adams as the princess in the movie “Enchanted” popping up into Times Square while sipping her fruity delightful cocktail.  Oh, how times have changed in the movie industry since the “Golden Age” of Hollywood.

I tried to duplicate that cocktail in my kitchen and it turned out just as delicious as I remembered sipping during Greg’s class. The original recipe requires maraschino liqueur, but I can’t find it anywhere in Panama, not even at Felipe Motta Wine Store.  The only cherry liqueur I can buy here is produced in Chile by Mitjans and it is very tasty. This is how I make this memorable Hollywood cocktail using ingredients available in Boquete.

Boquete’s Hollywood Cocktail
2 ounces Dry Gin
1 ounce Cherry Liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice, strained
2 drops grenadine

Fill a shaker with ice and add all the ingredients.
Cover, shake and strain into a martini glass. Top with a tiny slice of fresh lime.

Greg loved visiting Boquete and he especially loved his class of exceptional students, which you can see and read about on his post.

Thanks to you Greg, for bringing the taste of Hollywood to Boquete.   It was a look back into history, a time we remember when “glamour” was all the rage.  And Greg, we’ll keep those glamorous memories alive in Panama by enjoying Boquete’s version of the  “Hollywood Cocktail” often.
Cora

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