Tag: Travel

Feta + Cream Cheese Dip w/ Red Onion (Lopez Island Dip)

Feta + Cream Cheese Dip w/ Red Onion (Lopez Island Dip)

Well, if you’ve been following me on Insta, then you know I was recently on the San Juan Islands in the PNW. We’ve been visiting these islands for several years and every year I try to see something new. This summer, we hiked several new […]

BEST NYC Sweets, 6 Bakeries in 4 Days

BEST NYC Sweets, 6 Bakeries in 4 Days

While visiting NYC (for the first time ever) last week, I checked out a list of bakeries. In all, hubby & I visited 6 bakeries and tasted 15 cookies, 3 macaroons, 2 scones, one muffin, 7 cupcakes, 1 slab cake and a bowl of banana […]

My Favorite NYC Eats

My Favorite NYC Eats

Whew – what a time we had in NYC last week. It felt like we squeezed in 2 weeks of fun into 4 food-filled days! In all, we walked 42 miles and tested over a dozen restaurants. I have my favorites listed below: (more…)

Smoked Salmon Scramble – a Berkeley favorite!

Smoked Salmon Scramble – a Berkeley favorite!

Several years ago, David and I stumbled upon, what has since become one of my all-time favorite restaurants :: Lama Beans Cafe in Berkeley, CA. We picked this spot because online reviews raved about this little local gem – high quality, delicious local food that’s […]

Rustic Blueberry Biscuits – a busy morning breakfast solution!

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 […]

Fresh Washington Apple Crisp w/ Cinnamon Streusel Biscuit Crust

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. (more…)

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

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 […]

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

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 :: […]

Pacific Northwest Blueberry Brownies

Pacific Northwest Blueberry Brownies

On the way to the Anacortes Ferry there is the most delightful outdoor market. I first discovered this market on our trip to Orcas Island 2 years ago. On that trip, I loaded up on fresh, sweet corn, herb bundles as big as my head, tomatoes, carrots, several types of fruit and two flats of blueberries. The blueberries were my most treasured purchase – one taste and my entire perception of that little blue fruit was forever changed. Unfortunately, blueberries ended up being the only item I cooked with while on that trip. (more…)

It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a tour: Northern Cali ((part one))

It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a tour: Northern Cali ((part one))

I have been squeezing as much as possible into these last few days. I think, somehow, I also squeezed in some extra hours. How else could we have seen and done so much?? We started out by touring


 
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