Handmade Candy Canes at Hammond’s Candies

After TBEX2012, I made the most of my remaining time in Denver by visiting Hammond’s Candies.  This place has been making candy since 1920.  What’s truly remarkable is that the hard candy — candy canes, candy ribbons, lollipops, pillows, and sticks — are still  largely made by hand.  See how they make candy canes in my short video below!

Hammond’s Candies
5735 N. Washington Street
Denver, CO 80216
(888) 226-3999
http://www.hammondscandies.com
Free factory tours are available.  See website for details.

Wanderfly Video: My Travels to the Philippines

A few months ago I collaborated with Wanderfly, an online travel planning site. Below is the outcome of our collaboration:  a video of me talking about the land of my birth, the Philippines!  It centers on my first trip to the country as an eight year old and how that experience affected the way I saw the world and how I travel.  Enjoy!

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Food & Travel, My Other Loves

Day 5
Had to stay home again today although by the afternoon, I felt like a semi-human being even though my head was totally clogged.  All hopes of doing yoga in the evening were dashed since there was just no hope breathing through my nose.
Why is it that really long, hot showers always makes you feel better even when you mostly don’t?  The hot steam really loosened things up and I took the opportunity to clean out my nasal passages using my neti pot.  It definitely provided some relief.
I watched alot of TV today, considering I rarely watch TV at all.  I zeroed in on one of my favorite channel  and watched my favorite cooks Giada De Laurentiis, Ina Garten (aka The Barefoot Contessa), and Tyler Florence whip up delectable dishes.  Now, if I could only have Giada’s kitchen with Ina’s garden, and Tyler cooking nightly for The Husband and I, well, that would be a dream come true!  Ok, fine.  I’ll settle for Giada’s kitchen and Ina’s garden.  And btw, how ADORABLE are the Neelys?  I interspersed some of the food episodes were some travel shows, particularly Globe Trekker.  It reminded me of how much I really love love to cook and how I would love to host my own travel show.
Heading back to work tomorrow and determined to get back to the sweat box.  With that, I leave you with one of the four Hong Kong video that I made last year for TripFilms, which focused on food.

Food & Travel, My Other Loves

Day 5
Had to stay home again today although by the afternoon, I felt like a semi-human being even though my head was totally clogged.  All hopes of doing yoga in the evening were dashed since there was just no hope breathing through my nose.
Why is it that really long, hot showers always makes you feel better even when you mostly don’t?  The hot steam really loosened things up and I took the opportunity to clean out my nasal passages using my neti pot.  It definitely provided some relief.
I watched alot of TV today, considering I rarely watch TV at all.  I zeroed in on one of my favorite channel  and watched my favorite cooks Giada De Laurentiis, Ina Garten (aka The Barefoot Contessa), and Tyler Florence whip up delectable dishes.  Now, if I could only have Giada’s kitchen with Ina’s garden, and Tyler cooking nightly for The Husband and I, well, that would be a dream come true!  Ok, fine.  I’ll settle for Giada’s kitchen and Ina’s garden.  And btw, how ADORABLE are the Neelys?  I interspersed some of the food episodes were some travel shows, particularly Globe Trekker.  It reminded me of how much I really love love to cook and how I would love to host my own travel show.
Heading back to work tomorrow and determined to get back to the sweat box.  With that, I leave you with one of the four Hong Kong video that I made last year for TripFilms, which focused on food.