First Day of Fall and Beef Stew

“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley I… Read More

Oregon – Food!

One of my favorite parts of traveling is experiencing wonderful meals in new destinations. In Oregon, and especially in a culinary destination such as Portland, there was no shortage of recommendations or amazing restaurants, and we did not… Read More

It’s (Still) Pesto Time!

If, like me, you have mounds and mounds of basil in your garden this time of year, it’s time to take advantage of this abundance and make lots of pesto. If you don’t happen to have ridiculous amounts… Read More

Ode To Summer

As Labor Day has already come and gone and all things pumpkin flavored/colored start to invade our space, I’m getting excited about Fall: cozy sweaters and boots, fire pits, OYSTERS (!), camping trips to the mountains, and lots… Read More

The Incredible Pacific Northwest

We recently spent some time in the Pacific Northwest to visit good friends in Coastal Oregon and to attend an (amazing!!) wedding with wonderful friends on Whidbey Island, Washington. Neither of us had ever been to this stunning corner… Read More