The Cotswolds

We flew in early this morning on a red eye flight straight from Denver and got a rental car in a blur to drive to Oxford, England.  We stopped at Cafe CoCo there to have our first [of many] basic English breakfast: grilled tomato, baked beans, eggs, potatoes, mushrooms, and toast (opting out of the…

Gluten AND Sugar Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I have always enjoyed zucchini bread but never thought to make my own until I worked at the farmers’ market the past two weeks and had so much zucchini I had to think of some different ways to prepare it. I also have been trying to eat less sugar and gluten, so I came up…

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…

Back in Big D

I had a blast with my good friends gathering for this happy hour reunion at Parliament.  It couldn’t have gone better than this and everyone showed up just to see me!  I sure missed these guys but not particularly the Dallas lifestyle. LauraAndyChristina By night… With the full work day, 4 hour drive, and partying since 5pm,…

A Mountain Wedding: day three in Basalt

Finishing touches while awaiting our transportation at hotel in Snowmass… Specific location:  Roaring Fork Club The family members enjoying their free shades near the string quartet awaiting the bride and groom The wedding goodie bag Shades of lavender  Sorry David’s bald head made every picture.  I couldn’t get around it!      Discovering our table number     …

Avocado and Roasted Five Pepper Soup/Sauce?

Roast 3-5 yellow, orange, green, bell peppers, 2-3 poblano, 1 jalapeño, 4-5 tomatillos, and 4-5 cloves garlic drizzled with olive oil. After browning skins, peel away and seed all. Add ingredients above to food processor or blender along with 3-5 avocados (depending on how many servings are needed), and a small bunch of cilantro. Add…

Merry Christmas Eve

Safe travels everyone. I hope you’re having a lovely evening making special memories with your family. I know I am… This Christmas eve has a little less twinkle without grandma Nanaw and grandpa Mop Mop, but my Aunt Dynda really stepped up and made it a wonderful evening for all of us at her house…

My 30th birthday weekend

This car was parked in valet outside of a fancy hotel in Dallas during OU Texas game weekend. I’ve never seen anything like this ridiculousness. Here I am at Dream Cafe for my birthday lunch (using my free bday entree coupon!!) in Dallas with my best friend Christina. If you are wondering what the white…

It’s a family tradition!

Every two years my mother’s side of the family reunites to catch up over drinks, food and dancing out in Osage Hills State Park in the wilderness of Oklahoma.  I saw a different side of Osage Hills this year and found the awesome hiking trails!  I was filled with joy when I saw the trail…

Last dinner on Flathead lake site

…And what a sight it is. We definitely enjoyed our little semi private beach spot with kayaks at our fingertips, our hammock set up amongst the mini squirrels and towering pines, with rainbows embracing the skies around us. The five days here couldn’t have gone by any quicker. We had one of our nice bottles…