Travel

Going Back to Houston, Houston, Houston

Going Back to Houston, Houston, Houston

I don’t want to sound like the Houston Chamber of Commerce but we did have a great time this past weekend.  Being a native Californian, a San Franciscan at that, does not lend itself well to being a fan of the Lone Star State. Politics […]

Cuckoo for Coconuts (Coconut Sticks by Alice Medrich)

Cuckoo for Coconuts (Coconut Sticks by Alice Medrich)

The photo below was taken by yours truly at Black Sand Beach on the Big Island.  When I saw the sign on the tree, one of my favorite cookies just popped into my head, Alice Medrich’s Coconut Sticks.  Hmmm….I wonder why?  I love her coconut […]

All Things Reconsidered (Raspberry Diamants)

All Things Reconsidered (Raspberry Diamants)

Not all was amazing during our impromptu trip to New York for my cousin Mike’s surprise party in January (here is the good stuff though, from my The Big Apple post).  After visiting Ground Zero, we headed to Payard’s, a well known French bakery with an outpost […]

She’s Baaaaack….Guest Blogger Jamie!

She’s Baaaaack….Guest Blogger Jamie!

Hello!  This is Jamie!  I know I know, it’s been a while, blame the Rice bioengineering department.  Don’t worry, I’ve missed you guys, too. I’m currently sitting in the car typing this; it is the first hour of a 12 hour drive back to Houston […]

Paradise Found

Paradise Found

This has been the longest period of time between posts for my fledging blog, I hope you stayed with me.  As life is prone to do, it got busy and messy.  The first few months of this year has brought joy but also great sorrow (for another […]

The Big Apple

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 […]

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

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 […]

This is Vancouver… Washington!

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, […]

Project 365: Boston Public Gardens

Project 365: Boston Public Gardens

Great city, great sites, great history, go.  My kids loved the classic  Make Way for Ducklings so the highlight of our first trip to Boston was of course, the Public Gardens.