National Coffee Day

Oh this could be my most favorite holiday of all!  I am not a big fan of the "real" holidays, but I love the food and beverage days! Coffee has been apart of my life for a VERY long time.  I shared all the details in My Coffee Story. After you understand where my deep love of coffee came from you'll see that my other posts on coffee come from a position of authority! Hey, everybody is an … [Read more...]

5 Places to Eat Oysters in San Francisco

September 1st marks the start of oyster season and, along with dungeness crab season that comes later in November, it is one of my favorite times of year in the Bay Area! We are lucky to have oysters all year round, but at this time of year we have far more varieties to choose from. I wanted to share my favorites so here are 5 places to eat oysters in San Francisco. And maybe, just maybe, if … [Read more...]

My 10 most memorable food experiences

There is no doubt I am happiest when I am eating. I love food. Food is life. It enriches the soul. I plan my next meal while I am eating the current one. All my travels around the world are remembered through the food experiences I have. It is one of the many reason's I am so jealous of Anthony Bourdain, I know from reading his essays that his life is not as glamorous as it appears, but I would … [Read more...]

Sandwich Travels

August is National Sandwich month! Despite not being a huge fan of sandwiches, there are many that I love around the world and I thought it would be fun to share my favorites. France - my absolute favorite is ham and butter on a baguette, a classic.  When I first move to France I thought this was the most bizarre combination, that is, until I tasted it. Forget mustard. Forget mayonnaise. The … [Read more...]

My It’s-IT Story

Happy [almost] National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! I thought I would share a story about a very special ice cream sandwich. As you well know, I grew up a military brat. I lived all over the country and all over the world, which meant that we didn’t see our extended family, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, very often. So as you can imagine, trips to see my grandparents were pretty special. … [Read more...]

[mis]Adventures in Loco Moco in Hilo

I view the world through a food-colored lens and it definitely is a focus when I travel. One of the best things about traveling to lands near and far is the discovery of unique dishes. The world is a smaller place these days and you can get just about anything anywhere, so it is really cool when you can try a truly local dish in the place it was created. And in Hilo, Hawaii, that dish is loco … [Read more...]

J’adore #60 (Food and Beverage Edition 2)

I feel like I could write a food and drink focused J’adore every single week! And I cannot believe this is only the second edition for food and beverages! The benefit of being a lifestyle blogger focused on food and travel is that I often get to try out or learn about new products on a very frequent basis. I would love to travel every week, but I’ve got a full-time corporate gig so that isn’t … [Read more...]

It’s unComplicated – Mountain High Yoghurt

Drama-free Zone I consciously endeavor to have an uncomplicated life. My world is designated as a drama-free zone. That is not to say that bad things don't happen.  That part of life (cat surgeries, layoffs, sprained ankles) cannot be controlled.  Drama can. I favor minimalism when it comes to home decor. My only fault being I have a few too many books, although with my e-reader I am not … [Read more...]

Burgers in San Francisco

Whether it is cheeseburgers, veggie burgers or good old fashion "regular" burgers there are plenty of good spots in San Francisco.  May is National Burger Month and I thought I would celebrate by sharing some of my posts I've written about one of my favorite food groups! I wrote a post for Groupon's San Francisco blog sharing a sampling of some of San Francisco's Best Burgers, it was hard to … [Read more...]

Waikiki SPAMJam 2015

SPAMJam. What can I say? It was an incredible experience! I am so thankful to Outrigger Resorts for graciously inviting me to discover what can only be described as a food extravaganza of the highest order! There are doubters. I had many questions on Instagram asking: “is SPAM really a big deal? Does SPAM really taste good?” To all these questions I say: YES! Except for the island of … [Read more...]