Exploring Oregon Roadtrip

Let’s talk Oregon!  In my previous post Oregon Roadtrip, I mentioned which towns I was going to check out on road trip through Oregon. Well we went, and now I’m back and here is what I think… First off, the road-trip was a blast, getting to see many different towns around the state, and how…

Oregon Roadtrip

Starting tomorrow night, my boyfriend and I are going on a 10 day long road trip to and around Oregon. It’s a state I have always wanted to visit and now its going to happen! The plan is to stay in 6 different towns. We already have AirBnBs set up and now we just need…

Roasted Pepper & Honey Hot Sauce

I got a cupful of purple super hot peppers recently, and decided to make my own hot sauce. Made with some honey to tame it down, the sauce turned out perfect. A good flavor, with a spice that lingers. Ingredients 8 ounces hot peppers chopped 5 cloves garlic chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil 2 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ cup honey 3 tablespoons dark rum 1 cup apple cider vinegar Salt…

Growing Mushrooms

Not magic mushrooms you hippie, these are for cooking. I got this cool grow-your-own pearl oyster mushroom kit from Back to the Roots, as a gift last year, and decided the other day to bust it out. It was super simple to set up, and has been a lot of fun watching them grow. Soon I…

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

Did you know hummus is super easy to make? You only need a few basic ingredients, and then you can get fun with the flavors with any added ingredients. This was the first time i’ve ever made it and I was very impressed. I happened to have jalapeños and cilantro at home so it was…

Pearled Farrow w. Grilled pork and Brussel sprouts

I bought Pearled Farrow for the first time and started looking on pinterest for a recipe with farrow and pork. I was so unimpressed with all the options that I decided I just needed to invent my own recipe, adhering to all my needs. I’m so glad I did, because this lightly creamy, flavorful dish…

Orange Heart Ravioli

Well, it’s not truly pink, or red, or orange… so I want to call it Salmon colored Heart Ravioli, but then people glimpsing a read would think there is Salmon inside the ravioli.. So we will go with Orange Heart Shaped Ravioli! These adorable heart shaped ravioli are colored with tomato paste, and are packed…

Valentine’s Caprese Salad

What says Valentines day better than heart shaped food? This Valentines day Caprese salad is a simple Italian dish, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and sweet basil, all with a romantic twist.   All you need is: Fresh Mozzarella Fresh Basil Fresh Heartbreaker tomatoes (or another variety but these have the natural heart shape.)…

Curry Butternut Squash Soup

I have had this yellow Indian curry powder seasoning in my pantry for way too long, and decided to finally use it, by creating this curried butternut squash soup. An invention of a recipe, the soup turned out light & creamy, spicy, and packed full of flavor. A super easy crock-pot recipe good for about…

Vancouver Pt.3

In my previous post Vancouver Pt.2  I listed out all the places we went to eat during our stay in Vancouver. In this post I will mention all the touristy places that we visited. Looking back at my photos, it seems my main focus was food so this post is going to be light. Here…

Vancouver Pt. 2

Just got back from a quick 4 day trip to Vancouver over the weekend. I had a great time exploring new parts of the city that I didn’t get to see the first time around. I revisited the living city to see my mom one last time before she is off on her next adventure,…