Salted butter chocolate chunk shortbread cookie kind of weekend

Cookie of the Year anyone? Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies Although this first batch was delicious, it wasn’t the prettiest outcome.  Baking at high altitude can be a b*%$#, especially with a new cookie recipe, so I started to experiment. I increased the oven temperature to 365 and decreased the time, checking them around 10 minutes….

Premier Family Visit in Evergreen!

Well, we had our first overnight visitors for a few days.  My brother, niece, and mom came to stay at our new house, and we enjoyed every minute of their time here .  The three nights actually flew by too fast.  On Friday morning, I took the fam over to Breckenridge for the day.  We…

A Fruitful Foodful Weekend in Denver

Pisco Sour 3-4 oz Pisco 1-2 oz squeezed lemon juice (I like lemon, but lime works just the same & is great too) 1 egg white 3/4 oz homemade simple syrup (I prefer to use Mauritian sugar cubes or use my fine homemade vanilla sugar) Drinkrections:  Shake it til you can’t shake it no mo’!~  Then…

Denver Urban Homestead Tour

As I have mentioned in a previous post or two, Cyrus and I bought a house and will soon be moving into our first home!  He has been doing most of the gardening research and pre-planning as I have been studying how to raise chickens.  I found out about this self guided Urban Homestead Tour…

Pumpkin Ice Cream and more…

Cyrus and I are in the middle of closing on our first house in Evergreen, CO–a mountain home!  I thought it would be nice to make a special dinner to celebrate.  We made it to the next step in the process–time for the appraisal next week (crossing our fingers!). Last night I prepared the pumpkin custard…

Independence-Aspen Camping Work Week

This was taken at sunrise in Denver from my balcony before heading out to Aspen on a Wednesday morning.  I am very eager to get on the road, so I was the early bird today. Mountains to my right and Capitol to my left Going through Leadville we found a great lil pizza hut called…

Raining Coffee and Beer

To start the day, I had coffee at Common Grounds prior to an interview in downtown Denver, which I thought went quite well.  Then I walked a ways down the road  and met a friend we all know as Cyrus at Purple Door Coffee.  After doing some work there we had lunch at this awesome…

Neder Nederland

You’ll find a treasure if you stay there… A breathtaking drive on the way to the trail head    The trail to Crater Lakes – James Peak Wilderness Follow Crater Lakes Trail as it climbs steeply for a mile and crosses the narrow spit of land between the two main lakes.  We took a 6 mile trail because…

Beryl’s Beer Co.

This brewery has some great aged beer options and a pleasant atmosphere with the friendliest service.  Enjoyed the Dry Hopped Pale Ale sample as well. With the open garage door entrance, you get the best of both worlds here–shelter from the weather on the not so perfect days whilst enjoying Beryls Beer over whiffs of the fresh mountain air….