Sydney Bridge Climb with my sisters

Headed to SLO tomorrow, San Louis Obispo, home of Cal Poly.  It’s a sleepy little seaside town stuffed with college kids, vineyards, ooey-gooey Woodstock pizza and stable horses.  My little sister is graduating this weekend and I couldn’t be more proud!  Congratulations Janelle, can’t wait to celebrate with my sisters. From left to right, me,[…]


Recently I’ve been feeling like a jellyfish.  Wobbly from lack of sleep (puppy duty), Squishy from lack of Pilates Plus classes, Cloudy from our June gloom weather and Flimsy due to the insane schedule I have this month (2 bachelorettes, graduations, engagement parties all while relocating to San Diego).     I took these photos[…]

Boat Stop

The island of Qamea does not have a SINGLE road.  Not one!  But what they do have are “Boat Stops”.  The only way to get around the island is by canoe, kayak, swimming or by boat.  Driving around Los Angeles today I really wish I was back on Qamea and could SUP (stand up paddleboard)[…]

Baby Avocados

TDH brought home 3 year old Reed avocado trees when I was away for the weekend a few years ago.  We can center a meal around an avocado, or two.  They take about 7 years to start bearing fruit, (no wonder they taste so good) and we have been patiently waiting.  But last week we saw these[…]

Thyme, Sage and Parmesan Biscuits

Using Ina Garten’s recipe as a base I swapped the white flour for whole wheat pastry flour and added fresh sage.  Our sage plant is getting crazy in the garden!  Speaking of the garden, anyone know of any recipes for arugula other than salad & pesto.  Our arugula is creeping up to shoulder height!  We can’t eat[…]

Pick Up Puppy Day

There’s a first time for everything right?  As you are reading this I will be en route to Dallas Fort Worth and flying right back to LAX 3 hours later.  I won’t leave the airport.  Secret mission? We are adding a furry, black & white, bat ear-ed puppy to our family today!  She’s 4 months[…]