We had stayed at the Ingleside Inn maybe three times before and loved it for its beautiful pool grounds (the pool is saltwater) set in a big grassy yard where you can lounge, dip, order a Caesar salad and Mai Tai for lunch and never need to get dressed to eat until the sun goes down.
Sangria falls into the wine based cocktail category but often calls for a dozen ingredients, with macerating and steeping time, and for that kind of effort you need to be making at least a few pitchers. But this little beauty can be made by the glass, hits the spot and is completely customizable.
I’ve been a pretty ardent cook for years now but I wasn’t always the best about efficiently planning family meals. Last year I turned that all around and never looked back. Here’s how it works:
Every Saturday morning I sit down and write down the four or five dinners I want to make that week and…..
What are your plans for this summer weekend? Even though it’s the holiday weekend (or maybe especially because it is) we are laying low. Snuggling up with some books, movies, and maybe one of these 😉…..
What are you guys up to this weekend? I hope you’re planning to get plenty of fresh air and outside time! Maybe a backyard BBQ with the family, a solo day at the beach with a great book, or a few long meandering bike rides with the kids? We are headed to my sister’s for a retirement celebration and pool party…..
I love this simple video by Michael Pollan that explains in two minutes something our modern culture has struggled to grasp.
Want to be healthier? “Eat anything you want, just cook it yourself.”
This week is my birthday and we’re celebrating with an intimate family dinner party at home. For the past couple of years we’ve gone to Palm Springs for a grown up weekend retreat but this year I felt like keeping it simple and special. Here’s the menu I’ve planned if your interested…..
E (my five year old daughter) and I were on our own. It was going to be a whole week. Husband was away so we decided to break it up. We had been so good. Eating healthy, smoothie drinking, making her lunches for school instead of relying on the cafeteria, we needed a girls night out…..
Welcome to my first ever published video! Yikes! I hope you find it reasonably enjoyable to watch and encouraging so that you can begin making your own smoothies and getting the amazing health and energy benefits we have been experiencing…..
We were in Big Sky Café the other day in San Luis Obispo on our drive down the coast from Big Sur where we had been camping. The whole way down in anticipation of lunch my body could not wait to have a huge bowl of salad, veggies it cried.
Celebrating is not the most practical or rational thing to do but that is precisely why I think it is so important. Celebrations are markers in our lives just as rites of passage are, and just as we have narrowed down the rites of passage to marriage and anniversaries, I think many of us once we hit our thirties, tend to limit our celebrations.