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...]

J’adore #63 – Frenchie Finds

Happy Bastille Day !!! Being a huge Francophile it’s kind of surprising to me (and probably you) that this is the first francophile-themed J’adore. This series is dedicated to sharing the internet finds and new products or services that I discover during my online travels or which make their journey to my doorstep. With a trip to Paris coming up in the next six months I have all things … [Read more...]

J’adore – CauseBox

There are so many subscription gift boxes these days, I can't go a week without reading about a new one.  Food, clothing, make-up, you name it, there is a box for that. And while I love the idea of not shopping and things coming to me in the convenience of my own home.  There is very little that I find interesting.  Most boxes are mass-marketed items, a lot of which can be found in a store down … [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...]