Tumbleweed tiny house

Happy Friday! My favorite things this week

Tiny houses. I’ve day dreamed about having a huge plot of land with sweeping views. Many people are making that dream a reality by buying their slice of heaven and building a tiny (affordable) house. Check out the documentary, TINY, on Netflix now to follow along with a young guy in Colorado who builds his […] Read more…

Chantarelles

A fall-filled weekend: chanterelle foraging

Fall is here! This generally means pumpkins, turning leaves, and apple cider. Now that I’m back in the Northwest, I’m adding chanterelle foraging to that mix. The frilly ochre mushrooms (brighter depending on where you go) pop up from the pine needle ground cover in early fall. At the store chanterelles typically cost close to $20/lb, so trekking […] Read more…

Coconut Oatmeal

Camp or kitchen: Coconut blueberry oats

My goal here on my blog, as far as cooking goes, is to share food that you can make just as easily in your nice fully stocked kitchen as you can car camping or specifically for backpacking. Easy and simple is key here, but so is delicious. Don’t forget delicious. Here is a recipe that I whip […] Read more…

Wedding

Putting new meaning to walking down the aisle

These two couples, one from Wyoming and one from British Columbia, have thrown out the concept of a traditional wedding venue in favor for something more personal: a summit. Instead of an aisle they’ve chosen an outdoor journey; one a bike, hike and climb to the summit of Pingora Peak in Wyoming; and the second a […] Read more…

Josi Faye Open Wool Cardigan

Style staple…this sweater

            For the love of sheep! This open, drapey, part shawl, part cardigan sweater from designer Josi Faye is perfect for the pseudo-fall the west coast is having right now. I’m all about staples and this one is certainly a timeless piece. Josi hand-knits them from undyed wool yarn she […] Read more…

Credit: Reformation

How to show the Earth more love

In the spirit of Earth Day today I pulled together a little guidance on how to show our planet a bit more love every day. I don’t want to sound preachy, but really so much of lessening your impact on the environment is just about choosing one product over another and being a bit more educated about […] Read more…

Monarch

Love for monarch butterflies

If you haven’t really given much thought to monarch butterflies before, you probably should. If not for the impressive fact that they migrate approximately 2,000 miles between America and Mexico (the longest of any insect) or that they follow the same path and end up in the same place as two generations before them. You […] Read more…

Pot Roasted Artichokes

The perfect passover menu (goyim welcome)

For the first time ever I am going to attempt to make my own Passover meal on Monday. I was feeling very anxious about this because there’s a lot of rules dictating what foods you eat during the Seder and also about the types of food you eat in the meal afterwards. It’s part of […] Read more…

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