Locals I Love – Bob’s Red Mill

I love Bob's Red Mill. Love them. Love them. Love them! Our local grocery store in Berkeley carried a huge amount of their products and we bought buckwheat flour to make crepes, waffle mixes and various beans to make soups.  We are big fans of the food, but I knew very little about the company. When we planned our itinerary for the summer we knew we were going to spend some extra time in … [Read more...]

Traveling the World via my Stomach

Travel has always been a part of my DNA. Long before the adult gypsitis set in (yes, I made that up), and despite the fact that I was in a military family living all over the country and the world, I traveled through books. As a voracious reader, I went to the far corners of the world, soaked in the sights and sounds and learned about culture and history through the written word. At eighteen … [Read more...]

Locals I Love – Carmit and Jacob of Hatchup

As Mr. Misadventures and I ramble along through the Southwest, the hubby is thoroughly (obsessively) involved in capturing it in images and I am thoroughly (obsessively) trying to its discover great local food stories via its people and its products. It became immediately clear when we entered New Mexico that chiles are a big thing. Huge.  With the state question being 'red or green' there is … [Read more...]

J’adore #65

J’adore is dedicated to fun finds, culinary delights, got-to-have gadgets and other lifestyle must-haves that I find via my digital travels. Products also travel to my doorstep and I am such a fan, I want to share! Sometimes J’adore is dedicated to a theme, like #64 dedicated to coffee cups or #63 dedicated to Frenchie Finds.  This time, I’ve got an interesting mix of items all somewhat related … [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...]

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...]

J’adore – Mary’s Secret Ingredients

I am a big fan of local, seasonal artisanal food products.  It is a way of supporting small business, the farming and food community and a wonderful way to explore new edibles!  I was really pleased when Mary's Secret Ingredients extended an invitation to try out her summer box. What I love about Mary's Secret Ingedients is not only does Mary Frances source great products but she also creates … [Read more...]

Interview with Burgerator Founder Ammar Shallal

I love me some burgers. I just don't let myself eat them as often as I really (really) want to.  From time to time, I let myself go a little crazy, like when I was researching for the best burgers in San Francisco article for the Groupon San Francisco City blog, but generally speaking I try to be reasonable. You know, that moderation thing and all.  So when I do have a burger, I want it to be a … [Read more...]

J’adore #52

It's back!  I have really missed doing this series and finally had time to put together recent finds.  For those of you unfamiliar with the J'adore, it is my series where I share things that have caught my eye during my internet travels as well as products that have crossed my path in real life. For instance, the "kind" folks at KIND sent me over some samples of the new flavors of their bars: … [Read more...]