NY Road Trip: Niagara River Gorge Hiking Trails

Posting at nearly a 2-month delay – not to undermine the sheer joy and catharsis I felt following the results of the election, but based on a desire to round out my documentation of this beautiful trip properly 😊   It would have been inappropriate to travel this far and do little more than drink … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Niagara River Gorge Hiking Trails

NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Wineries & Lake Lounging

We only had a few days in the Finger Lakes before heading north, and a lot of ambitious plans. We wanted to kayak AND hike AND drink all wines available within a 10-mile radius. Mom didn’t raise a quitter. The tiny house came with kayaks so we started there. I am not what most would … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Finger Lakes Wineries & Lake Lounging

Spicy Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos w/Tangy Slaw

I wrote this post nearly 2 months ago and am just getting around to publishing it. With every passing day, our situation changes a bit more. Some feelings from this moment resonate still and others already feel almost foreign, like a little part of my history. All that most of us really want is to … Continue reading Spicy Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos w/Tangy Slaw

Feed the Void: Zoodles with Mushrooms, Lemon & Parmesan

The summer’s coming to a close. The deep, thick layer of humidity is slowly dissipating, threaded with small shards of crisp fall that desperately want to make their presence known. Everything feels slow for a short while longer. September is creeping in, eager to launch us back into fast-forward, amused by how nonchalant our brains … Continue reading Feed the Void: Zoodles with Mushrooms, Lemon & Parmesan

Homemade Pasta with Turkey Meatballs & Tomato Cream Sauce

It's been a few months since we've done any significant traveling. I spent my first ever night in Vegas over New Years (that was an experience) and perused the Southwest with my family for a few days in what's become an unofficial January tradition. We went from boozy mania to rolling hills and quiet roads. … Continue reading Homemade Pasta with Turkey Meatballs & Tomato Cream Sauce

Sweet Summer Squash Fritters

My commitment to blogging has waned in recent months. I’d like to pretend that my pervasive laziness is due to an exceptionally taxing day job or having to chase after children, but those would be lies. My contribution to society has been more or less limited to financially supporting the wine industry and Manhattan bodegas. … Continue reading Sweet Summer Squash Fritters

Traveling New Zealand: Glowworms and Country Driving

It was absolutely pouring rain when we woke up, but I’ve come to learn that New Zealand’s weather can be rather bipolar. The day begins stormy and ominous and by lunchtime the sky is a piercing shade of blue. The air gets dryer the further south we go, so that freezing wind/blazing sun temperature shift … Continue reading Traveling New Zealand: Glowworms and Country Driving

Traveling New Zealand: Rotorua Geysers & Left Side Driving

I’ve been anxious for weeks about driving in New Zealand. Neither Katie or I have ever done “left side driving”. I played a vision in my head on loop of careening into a medium or whacking a bicyclist. It is this paranoid daydream that drove my decision to purchase the super-ultra-mega-hit-anything-pay-nothing car insurance that agencies … Continue reading Traveling New Zealand: Rotorua Geysers & Left Side Driving

Traveling New Zealand: Waiheke Island & The Coromandel Peninsula

Auckland is a good central city to start a trip, but my favorite part of it all was the areas surrounding it. When you travel enough, you start to become less enthused by big cities other than your own. There are enough inherent similarities in so many cities that you lose the intrigue of the … Continue reading Traveling New Zealand: Waiheke Island & The Coromandel Peninsula