San Gimignano, Italy

“Escape is such a thankful word,” Emily Dickenson One of my favorite parts about traveling is getting deep into the crevices of the little cities surrounded by locals.   I venture off, not just when traveling but when hiking too- “Oh look, a split off, it’s just another 2 miles.”  “Hmm…I wonder where this path will…

Lovely….Venice, Italy

I love the transition of Summer into Fall, the cool breeze wrapping its chilled arms around me.  As I got dressed this morning, I slid my boots on made my way to the kitchen table and gazed out my window into the purple flowers my neighbor has hanging over into my yard. I sat there…

Beautiful Pisa, Italy

I love small cities, I remember walking down the small narrow streets of Pisa in the early morning as store owners were out opening their shops and speaking in their Italian language across the way to each other.  Morning greetings I assume, these adorable little tables situated outside their shop.  There is so much love…

Mediterrean Chicken with Mushrooms and Zuchhinni

I found another fantastic recipe.  I think my food blog is just a reference for me to find recipes I haven’t made in a long time and remake them again.  I used Boogle Merlot wine for this one and it had wonderful flavors.  The combination of a full Bodied wine, the pearl onions and pancetta…

Tuscany, Italy

I think one of the most memorable parts of my Italy trip was our stay in Tuscany. After throwing up for 3 hours while staying in Florence at 3am and almost getting my phone stolen from a thief on the Subway I was in a much better place while sitting back in the car and…

Grilled Cod With Three-Pepper Relish

I found a really good recipe the other day while sifting through a pile of old Magazines.  I am easily distracted, I start a cleaning project stumble on a pile of old cooking magazines that I can’t part with and the next thing I know 2 hours later I have bookmarked 3 or 4 to…

Italy

We took a 2 1/2 week vacation to Italy and Paris and I”m already reminiscing the little details that made each place we visited so beautiful. We started our journey with an 11 hour plane flight to Paris, we were only there for a day before catching a flight out the next day to Rome.  So…

Madeleines

When it rains I think of bakeries, hot Mochas, and favorite books. As I drove down the 101fwy in heavy rain I could smell fresh baked goods.  The first thing I do when I get home is open up my baking books.  My first attempt at this recipe was awful.  I had to find another…

Shakshuka, A Traditional Baked Egg Dish-

Sometimes I lose track of time and so it seems with this website. 🙂   I use to be on the internet too much, on Facebook every day and other sites, I wasted my time and energy just being out there.  The minute I decided to start putting away my laptop the more I started doing other…

Chicken Pot Pie- Topped Biscuit

Most of the time I eat relatively healthy, veggies and protein.  There are occasions when I just want to sit with a jar of Cocoa Almond butter and devour it with a spoon. 😉  There are also times when I  need good comfort food in my life because life should be about balance.   After…

Chicken Thighs in Parm Cream with Spinach

I love finding recipes with pictures on Pinterest!  I don’t try them as often as I am finding them.  I love that I can pin all the things I fancy and neatly tuck them into their own separate boards.  I did have to make some boards private due to a rather jealous girl that can’t…

Moroccan Chicken in the Slow Cooker

I declare myself a Pinterest addict, finding common interest with those who have a love for cooking, books, snowboarding, funny things, photography, clothing, shoes, music, camping, art….I can go on and on.  The point is when you find you have the same interest as others you become addicted to sharing and discovering what’s new in…