European Adventure Part III: Paris Eats

If there’s one thing Paris is known for (you know, other than the iconic landmarks, museums, architecture, etc etc) it’s the food. And (at least when it comes to the pastries, bread, and cheese)...

European Adventure Part II: Paris, France

What can I say, Paris is perfect. Walking through Paris, past the sidewalk cafes and pastry shops and fruit markets, I felt like I was walking in a movie, in that perfectly imperfect kind...

Aztec Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream

What is there to say about this ice cream? It’s all gone, I’ll tell you that much. Need I say more? Considering this is my 3rd batch of ice cream this week, I’d say...

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Fried Zucchini Blossoms

Fried zucchini blossoms just sound awesome, and they’re always something I’ve wanted to make. Unfortunately, not having sufficient real estate to grow my own zucchini if only to harvest the flowers, I was pretty...

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise aboard the Ruby Princess: Part II

Day 5 brought us to Skagway, Alaska, the Northern-most stop on our journey. The only thing more beautiful than the weather was the scenery that greeted us there. (In case you missed it, Part...

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise aboard the Ruby Princess: Part I

When it rains, it pours. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Despite the fact that we were still playing catch-up from our grand Europe adventure, we simply couldn’t turn down an invitation to...

Strawberry Limoncello Jam

Start your canners, mason jars ready… it’s canning season, y’all! First to the starting gate is the ever popular strawberry. Spring’s pride and joy, May’s main squeeze. Load up while you can, folks, because...

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream

Disclaimer: this ice cream is for serious lemon lovers only. Which, I’ll admit, isn’t me. I can do lightly lemon desserts. Sometimes. I like a hint of lemon tartness with my fruit, or a...

On life, death, and fishing.

It’s been a tough few weeks for me. I’ve been in catch-up mode ever since we got back from Europe, slowly making a dent in my backlog of design work, while at the same time trying...

Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken

I’m not one to dredge up the past, unless of course it involves food. I was never a very adventurous eater as a kid (can you say, supertaster?) and so, from age 5 to...

European Adventure Part I: Bonus Day in London

We’ve been talking about this trip for years. Pretty much as soon as we got home from our (belated) honeymoon in Italy 5 years ago, it’s been “Where should we go next?” It was...

Homemade Taco Seasoning

No matter the season, it’s taco season(ing). Seriously though. Is there anything as satisfying year-round as a classic American taco: soft or crunchy, beef or turkey, piled high with the toppings of your choice?...