Over the past several days I made some really good, and really bad food. It started Thursday night with what was supposed to be an apple and peach pie and ended last night with sauteed kale with garlic and beer. Needless to say, neither of them came great, but oddly enough for the same reason.… Continue reading Weekend Eats: The Good & The Bad
Going to Oktoberfest at the Adirondack Pub and Brewery has become somewhat of a tradition since I bought my house. It’s close so we don’t have to drive, is always a fun time and there are usually some unique beers that are not on tap at your local bar. Me, Kelly and Roger (l to… Continue reading Oktoberfest 2011 at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery
I love pepper, but I’m never buying ground black pepper again. Why? Because I’ve been making it myself, and it comes stronger, fresher and with way more flavor! Plus, it’s so, so easy!! Wow, that paragraph sounded like an infomercial. It’s seriously not, though. I stumbled on this new pepper practice last Thanksgiving when I… Continue reading Make-Your-Own Ground Black Pepper
When it comes to snacks, I love fresh, air-popped popcorn. It’s healthy, quick, vegan and gluten free. But, when it comes to seasonings on the popcorn, I fret. Many commercially produced seasonings have MSG and other artificial flavors and preservatives in them. It kind of negates the healthiness of air-popped popcorn! As a result, I’ve… Continue reading Rosemary Olive Oil Popcorn
This is only a partial Wordless Wednesday, because I’m going to be mad at myself if I don’t explain this photo a little. Over the weekend I took my aunt for a drive around the southern Adirondacks. We drove down the road my great grandmother used to live on and just had to stop at… Continue reading Fall Foliage in the Adirondacks: Wordless Wednesday
The past few weeks have been busy — traveling to Atlanta for a conference, then Orlando to Disney World and this weekend we brought my aunt from Staten Island up to the Adirondacks. Two words: So fun! My great-grandmother was her father’s sister, so she’s been coming up to Lake George since she was a… Continue reading Views From Prospect Mountain
A guest post by Vikki Hurley-Schubert It’s no secret I love Disney World, so I love bringing my friends to the happiest place on Earth to share the magic. After years of trying, Michelle finally agreed to come with me for her first visit as an adult. Mind you, this was after the bribe of… Continue reading The Disney Magic Lives On
Disney has been a complete blast! So far, we did Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and a majority of the rides in the Magic Kingdom (when did Space Mountain become so frightful?), hit Hollywood Studios (what happened to MGM?) and tasted some new foods in Epcot (who knew Moroccan food was so good). My… Continue reading Ahhhh – Disney Vacation!
Waiting at the gate in Newark. I can get bored easily, so it’s not surprising that I love traveling — exploring new places, meeting new people, having new experiences. Maybe I should have named this website, “Have Laptop, Will Travel.” Seriously. It’s just so expensive to travel, that I don’t get to do it nearly… Continue reading Off to Disney World!