Cheddar Apple Biscuits with Sage (High Altitude)

These biscuits are easy and amazing for any meal, but I served them for breakfast. I will definitely make them again so decided to share the recipe. Keep in mind that I live at high altitude, so the baking powder is needed in less quantity here. I added a tad more milk (as reflected below)…

Eating with my Little Lovebug

We made some roasted garlic beet hummus and homemade sourdough crackers to brighten up the cheese board and add a little touch of love Roasted Garlic Beet Hummus 1 head of garlic, roasted ahead with olive oil 1 can of chickpeas, drained 2 precooked red beets (cooked and peeled) 1 1/2 lemons, juiced + save…

Honey Sesame Salmon with Broccoli, Bell Peppers, and Rice Noodles

This dinner blew me away especially with how quick and easy it was to make. I made one marinade and used it for the salmon and the vegetables. I marinated the salmon in half the soy honey mixture and saved the rest to drizzle over the vegetables for roasting. I roasted the veggies and salmon…

The Cotswolds

We flew in early this morning on a red eye flight straight from Denver and got a rental car in a blur to drive to Oxford, England.  We stopped at Cafe CoCo there to have our first [of many] basic English breakfast: grilled tomato, baked beans, eggs, potatoes, mushrooms, and toast (opting out of the…

Sawtooth National Forest in Sun Valley

I couldn’t let it go unsaid how much I appreciated the area of Sun Valley.  The little towns of Ketchum, Sun Valley, Stanley, and Salmon make up a beautiful area.  I stumbled upon the well known Sawtooth Brewery and a symphony concert that evening at the colorful Sun Valley Inn and Lodge.  I could have…

Foster Dog and Friends

Meet sweet pea Penny!  I found her at the Denver Animal Shelter by accident and decided she needed some major TLC.  When I first met Penny, it was’t love at first sight at least for her…but I do think it was love at first smell!  See Penny really couldn’t see, because her hair was so…

The New Orleans of Colombia

Only two things went wrong on our first trip together during our 8 days in Colombia, South America: mice men Mice and men made for more entertaining stories on this trip.  I am getting to the mice on this post; bad men will come into play in Medellin. Let’s begin with what went right, choosing…

Hikes Around Evergreen

This beautiful view is found just a few miles up from my house on the way to Evergreen Mountain.  This is my new friend and hiking partner Katie (the wife of our realtor).I packed a thermos of hot tea to enjoy at the peak of our hike.  Here is where we stopped to take in…

Christmas Time in Mountain Country

This is our first Christmas in Evergreen.  The Christmas season in this community brings elves, mulled wine, apple cider, hot chocolate, horse carriage rides, ice-skating, ice melt contests, ice fishing on the town lake, Christmas Carolers and music, the “Lighting of the Tree” town festival, open fires, reindeer costumes, joy, togetherness, and cheer. My home-made…

Cuisine in the Chalet

Now that I have my kitchen somewhat organized and am settled in the new house, I am cooking any chance I get.  It is so peaceful and quiet out there that once I get home from my long commute everyday and even on the weekends, I hardly want to leave.  Last weekend I made Pumpkin…