The Big Apple

Right before the holidays I was trying to figure out what to get the hubby so I called my cousin’s wife Kathy in New York.  She is my Go-to-Guru for kitchen appliances and cookbooks.  I was curious about a sous vide machine and knew she had one.  She mentioned she was throwing a surprise birthday party…

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

I manage to combine everything I love in one trip.  How cool is that?  Crew, travel, photography, food..life is good, eat pie. Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow by Diana Krall New England Bucket List   Row at Head of the Charles in Boston:  Check    In Boston: Delicious dinner at Amelia’s…

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This is Vancouver… Washington!

Annual trek to  Northwest Regional Championship for Masters.  Did I mention how much I love this regatta?  It is a multi-day event, lots of racing, hang time with my crew mates and taking in the Northwest vibe.  We didn’t get to spend much time in Portland, so I’ll have to go back! Early morning arrival allows us…

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Project 365: Love Apple Farm (Macarons)

Spent a day at  Love Apple Farms at a macaron class taught by Maggie Catrell.  We arrived early and strolled the gardens winding our way through planter boxes filled with beautiful greens and herbs.  Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the farm grows vegetables for Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos and runs a storefront offering housemade jams (the…

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Project 365: Portland

Masters Northwest Regional Rowing, Lake Vancouver, Washington.  An excuse to spend a weekend in Portland! Portland is one of my favorite cities. Funky and eclectic, full of personality, food trucks to fine dining, indie record shops and vintage clothing,  just a great vibe, and to top it off, crazy donuts from Voodoo Doughnuts…it has it all!  If you…

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London Bike About

 We head to our hotel the Trebovir which quite possibly has the smallest bathroom we have ever seen.. imagine, if you will, the bathroom on a plane, plus a shower in the same amount of space, yes we have entered the twilight zone of tiny bathrooms.   Kids are pooped but we have reservations for a…

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