My Weekend Routine

Weekend Snack

We do a fair amount of traveling in the Misadventures household. I usually attend at least one local food or travel event during the week and I go to restaurants (or take out from them) for lunch everyday and the hubby and I eat out for dinner a couple of times a week. But when it comes to the weekend, unless I am off exploring, my routine is pretty consistent. Refined over many years, Mr. … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Alyssa of Everyday Maven

Alyssa - Pam Bolig Photography Everyday Maven-6547

It's Friday! Besides being a really awesome day, it's also when we get to meet a new food blogger.  Today we have Alyssa of Everyday Maven.  She is one of the amazing, truly inspiring food bloggers who you can totally relate to.  At least I do!  I have put on a lot of weight recently and I could blame a lot of things, but ultimately it is me and my choices. Alyssa has struggled with this and mas … [Read more...]

San Francisco’s Best Cheeseburgers


I've had the opportunity to write about a sampling of some of San Francisco's best burgers for Groupon. I have interviewed the founder of the latest geo-located burger app called Burgerator, an app that will help you find really great burgers in San Francisco. I have written about one of my favorites, Gott's (formerly Taylor's Refresher in Napa and in San Francisco at the Ferry Building) as … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #214 – Pau Hana Market Waikiki

Pau Hana Market Waikiki

After a gallon of wine tasting with Colgin Cellars and Kermit Lynch I needed food!  Right around the corner from the Halekulani hotel where the wine events had taken place is a new food truck area called Pau Hana Market Waikiki.  Currently with seven trucks and more to come you, this food truck court offers a great way to sample the local Hawaiian food scene with ramen, loco moco and lunch plates y … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Julianne of Yankee Kitchen Ninja

Food-Blogger-Interview_Julianne of Yankee Kitchen Ninja

One of my favorite days of the week! I love food and I love food bloggers!  No better way to feed that passion than food blogger interviews in my Friday Foodie series! Today we have Julianne Puckett of Yankee Kitchen Ninja and as her blog name suggests she straddles the North and South having lived in Vermont and now living in Kentucky (such a beautiful state!) and is a bit of a master when it … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #213 – Leonard’s Malasadas

Leonard's Malasadas - Leonard's Bakery

My schedule was jammed pack for my weekend in Oahu (thanks to Hawaiian Airlines) to attend parts of the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, but there was one thing I was adamant about doing: getting to Leonard's Bakery for Leonard's Malasadas. My Mom's side of the family is Portuguese and throughout my childhood on only a handful of occasions I would attend a family reunion or function in which my … [Read more...]

Corks and Forks with Hawaiian Airlines

Corks and Forks Ming Tsai

After an outstanding morning drinking world-class wine with Colgin Cellars and Kermit Lynch and an afternoon partially sleeping off all that outstanding, world-class wine, I was super excited for the weekend’s main (sold out) event, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Corks & Forks party, this year presented by Hawaiian Airlines, my gracious host for the weekend.  I could not wait to try di … [Read more...]

From HFWF14 – Kermit Lynch


Kermit Lynch is a Berkeley icon.  A San Francisco Bay Area icon.  A wine icon. So with Bruce Neyers of Kermit Lynch as host/panelist for the Masters of Chardonnay session at the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, it was my civic (Berkeley) duty to attend! Steadfastly stubborn in his opinion on Italian and French wines being the best in the world, there are no other varietals of wine in his B … [Read more...]

From HFWF14 – Colgin Cellars


Colgin Cellars is one of those elusive wineries in Napa Valley.  A vineyard with history, a winemaker with passion, and limited supply.  They produce just shy of 3000 cases a year, half of them sold to wine club members (there is a 3-year waiting list) and half of it sold to restaurants, including a handful of 2 and 3 Michelin starred ones in France. It is elusive and exclusive. At its helm i … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Liz of The Lemon Bowl


I am so pleased to introduce you to another amazing food blogger.  I just began reading The Lemon Bowl, written by Liz Della Croce, and it is so inspiring.  I am a bit of a glutton and my current job has me sitting a lot so I have picked up extra pounds that I am not too happy about. Blogs like The Lemon Bowl keep me tantalized by amazing food, that as Liz says it, just happen to be d … [Read more...]