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Rustic Blueberry Biscuits — a busy morning breakfast solution!

This sim­ple recipe is a per­fect solu­tion for the busy morn­ing break­fast — real­ly. These bis­cuits take less than 5 min­utes to mix and only 13 min­utes to bake. If you mea­sure every­thing out the night before, even with tak­ing the extra step to work in the short­en­ing these bis­cuits could be in your mouth before you actu­al­ly wake up. Well, maybe not quite that quick. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Fresh Washington Apple Crisp w/ Cinnamon Streusel Biscuit Crust

While in Wash­ing­ton, it didn’t take me long to notice we arrived right in the mid­dle of apple sea­son. At almost every turn, I saw apple trees with branch­es bow­ing at the weight of large, bright­ly col­ored apples. I had to force myself not to pull over and pick a pie’s worth of apples. I did pull over and knock on a few doors, hop­ing the home own­er would give me per­mis­sion to buy some of their apples ((no one came to the door — and I know they were home)). Thank­ful­ly, I even­tu­al­ly came across a road­side stand with fresh­ly picked apples for sale, and with that — I was well on my way to mak­ing the best apple crisp of my life. Con­tin­ue read­ing

S’mores Scones

I will admit, chop­ping choco­late bars, quar­ter­ing jum­bo marsh­mal­lows and crush­ing gra­ham crack­ers are not on the list of break­fast-mak­ing activ­i­ties I ever imag­ined I would be check­ing off at 8 o’clock in the morn­ing. But, with that first sticky, gooey, choco­latey bite — s’mores for break­fast sud­den­ly made sense. BIG TIME. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Top Hikes & Eats On ((or near)) Orcas

After 3 trips to the San Juan Islands over the last 4 years ((read about are trip 2 years ago HERE)), I def­i­nite­ly feel as though that place is a sec­ond home. The first time we went, Gra­cie was only 2 — so our expe­ri­ences were lim­it­ed. The sec­ond time we went, Shep and I nev­er left the house until he was medi-flight­ed off of the island. So this time, we ven­tured out! We took new hikes, went to oth­er parts of the island, tried a few restau­rants and a bak­ery and even took the inter-island fer­ry to Fri­day Har­bor three times.

With all the sights and tasty food we enjoyed this year, I decid­ed to share some of my favorites. ((BUT, I real­ly like the slow­er pace and small pop­u­la­tion of Orcas — so don’t vis­it. Just kid­ding, kind of.)) Con­tin­ue read­ing

3-Bean ((NO-PEEK)) Soup Meets Orcas Island

I took a lit­tle break from the blog — I both missed it and enjoyed it all at the same time. While the blog was qui­et, life was very full. We took a 16 day trip to my most favorite place in the world :: Orcas. For the first 10 days, it was just me and the herd. We left the bread-win­ner at home to win bread while we island-hopped, trail-hiked, beach-walked, tide pool-stud­ied and good food-ate (just to name a few of our time-con­sum­ing delights). Con­tin­ue read­ing

Orcas Island Wild Plum Streusel

Thanks to a wild ((or at the very least aged, unfet­tered & pro­lif­ic)) plum tree and the kind-heart­ed gen­eros­i­ty of my friend, Orcas Island pot­ter, Mr. Weath­er­man, I have the plea­sure of shar­ing this sim­ple sour plum streusel. I went to vis­it Mr. Weath­er­man and his Olga Pot­tery shop dur­ing our sec­ond day on the island. His place is always a favorite stop of mine because of his beau­ti­ful pot­tery, his friend­ly con­ver­sa­tion and his gra­cious accom­mo­da­tion of my “bub­bly” herd. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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