Manina (A restaurant review in Frederick/Urbana, MD)

Dessert is like the cuddle after love-making…

Two Days Off Trail in Camden, NJ and Philadelphia, PA!

Took a couple of days off the Appalachian Trail to meet up with my daughter in Camden, NJ for a concert and an eating tour of Philly! Philly is SO MUCH more than Rocky 🥊 and the constitution…

Blue Toad Cidery

About 4-miles off trail (an easy hitch) and just east of the Appalachian Trail at Reid’s Gap is Blue Toad Cidery. Devil’s Backbone Brewery is directly across the street, but this place is a hidden gem. Gorgeous scenery, right along the river! You can cozy up inside or take a seat right along the riverContinue reading “Blue Toad Cidery”

A Foodie Experience at the San Antonio (Texas) Airport (SAT)

Not every experience needs to be “Big” or planned out.  Sometimes you can just walk in to it.  As long as you are open to trying new things, a multitude of experiences are waiting for you.  The wine today…

Kauai Beaches & Food Tour

My vacations are primarily centered around hiking and food. This vacay is no different. Kauai is full of both, at a World class level. I have spoken to so many people who have “visited” Kauai and only saw the Poi’pu and Waimea side of the island. They have no idea what Kauai is actually about!Continue reading “Kauai Beaches & Food Tour”

The Food Guru and The Appalachian Trail Thru Hike 2022

Whelp, it’s gonna happen. The husband and I will be starting our thru hike of the Appalachian Trail at the end of March! I’ve been trying to convince myself that I am just going along for moral support, it’s really “his hike”. But honestly, the reality of walking approximately 2180 miles is starting to sinkContinue reading “The Food Guru and The Appalachian Trail Thru Hike 2022”

It’s Super Satisfying Trimming Meat!

Who doesn’t love a great cut of meat procured for a super great price in bulk? Vegetarians, THAT question was not for you. But seriously, there’s nothing like buying a whole beef tenderloin and getting it home to prep, then after a couple of filet cuts, you hit gristle and you’re like “what the heck?!”Continue reading “It’s Super Satisfying Trimming Meat!”

Dried Chili Salsa

Ingredients 6 oz dried Guajillo Chili 6 oz dried Padilla Chili 2 Tbsp of dried chili Pequins (if you like spicy, if not, then omit) 2 HEADS of garlic peeled 1 sweet yellow onion peeled 2-3 Tbsp sea salt 4-5 limes juiced 1 Tbsp dried Cumin 1 bunch (2 cups) fresh Cilantro 1 Tbsp vegetableContinue reading “Dried Chili Salsa”

Here is a quick and easy way to peel a lot of garlic at once!!

I love to make chili 🌶 salsas! I feel like it takes me back to my Latin American and Indigenous American roots. But with my mass batches of salsa comes a lot of garlic peeling. 😳 Like several heads of garlic at once. I wouldn’t say it’s one of my favorite jobs, but someone hasContinue reading “Here is a quick and easy way to peel a lot of garlic at once!!”

Quick Dinner: Venison Wagyu Meatballs with Sauce

Okay, so admittedly this sounds super complex, but don’t let the ingredients deter you from trying this recipe. I try to make most recipes, on the fly and without directions. Not because i don’t like following directions but mostly because i like to make shit up and see how it goes. 🤷‍♀️ Plus, i loveContinue reading “Quick Dinner: Venison Wagyu Meatballs with Sauce”