My husband has joked on more than one occasion that he married me for this pasta salad. I’ve made variations of it over the years (in part because I couldn’t remember what I put in it the last time) so I am finally writing down the ingredients for posterity. This recipe initially emerged from a bout […]
Several years ago, my boyfriend (now husband!) gave me a really thoughtful gift – a year of orchids. Every time the blooms on one faded, another would appear. Even though I had a budding green thumb, I struggled with keeping orchids alive and was frustrated by their seemingly fickle needs. But by the end of […]
If you ever want a glimpse of your own insignificance in the universe, take a walk in the redwood forest where the trees are as ancient as time itself. We spent the majority of our hike in awed silence, taking in the vastness around us and listening to the sounds of the forest.
Old San Juan reminds me of the streets of Havana Vieja. Ambling narrow streets, colorful buildings, and almost purposefully derelict. I’d visited Puerto Rico while in college, but didn’t stay in San Juan so was grateful for the chance to explore the city. My favorite part of the trip was exploring El Yunque National Forest […]
Sharing part two of our Hawaiian adventure (see part one: Maui) – Big Island! If Maui is for honeymooners, Big Island is for the adventurous. Big Island is the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, and there is a lot to explore. We split our time in Big Island in two hotels (one on the east, […]