The California poppy bloom occurs every year but not to the extent that it has ofthis spring. Thanks to all the rain we’ve been getting in Southern California this past winter the hills are covered in an explosion of the bright orange flower.
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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” –F. Scott Fitzgerald
A few weeks ago I was privileged to experience how one family made a mindful return to small farming. Mary and Brian Hefferman did just that, establishing a family farm called Five Marys in Fort Jones California where I was hosted by the American Lamb Board.
As with everything else in our lives Aaron and I decided where we should go for our honeymoon based around food. We had visited Japan and China in recent years so we decided our honeymoon was the perfect opportunity to make it to another Asian country and selected Thailand.
My brother Josh is a nomad, or a van dweller -- whichever phrase you prefer. In the past few months since starting his trip he has put 34,100 miles on his car, driven through 35 states and visited 37 national parks. I joined him for a few stops along the way.
How did I get to spend a week in Hawaii lying on the beach and driving around Oahu to find all the best food the island has to offer?
Napa Valley is a stretch of Northern, CA that is about 30 miles long by 5 miles wide but “Napa” is often used to refer to the overall mountainous wine country that encompasses Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. It is no understatement to say that I ate and drank my way down that particular stretch.
But, as I said, most of my time was spent eating and of course, when I eat I need to write about my experience. So here are some my Arizona food adventures.
Savannah is a city with a small town, romantic feel, rich in history and architecture. Margaret Mitchell referred to it in Gone with the Wind as “that gently mannered city by the sea”.
Food and experiences from my trip to Shanghai & Hong Kong (but mostly food).
My brother goes to school at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, which is located about an hour West of Birmingham. It’s what you would call a real college town.
A weekend in New Orleans
Like any good trip of mine, this one was predominately centered around food. When I’m traveling, I don’t want to eat things I can find at home. I want to try local cuisines and dishes which in Nashville means, hot chicken, BBQ and biscuits. Check out some of my favorites.
This past week I had the amazing opportunity to go to Japan with my boyfriend and his family. We spent a total of 8 days in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, and I don’t even know where to start when talking about it. I loved it all, the food the culture, even the subway system.