3 Meals to up your Glamping Game

3 Meals to up your Glamping Game

Curious how to shop for your next car camping trip? Here's a sample shopping list and three simple easy gourmet meals to take your camping trip to the next level. Added bonus: everything tastes better when cooked outside. Note: it's recommended that you actually get outside and go for a hike, rather than sit around and drink all day. Please try to clean up and leave no trace.

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Hearty Healthy Chicken Fajitas

Hearty Healthy Chicken Fajitas

  My roommate and I like to feed people.  Maybe it's my jewish side and my time in Italy coming out, and well my roommate is half jewish half Italian, so you get the point. Mangia! I  understand that for some, it can come as a challenge feeding a crowd.  To those who can only [...]

Moroccan Eggplant Zaalouk

Moroccan Eggplant Zaalouk

My Dear Readers, I have something very special for you.  I will share my top secret dinner party weapon, my go to dish to impress, my prize moroccan eggplant zaalouk recipe.   This is the dish, second only to maybe my risotto, that I get asked about most often.  It's unique, flavorful, and most important, [...]

10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter

10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter

Working out in the winter is hard;  yes, even in California.  It's dark, it's cold, and you're wearing a lot of layers.  All sound like great excuses to laze around on your couch drinking eggnog, but it's especially important to keep up your workouts as the days shorten.  Exercise will keep off those winter blues [...]

Autumn’s Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Autumn’s Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It is officially winter.  The leaves haven't changed and the sun hasn't gone into hiding, but the chill air means that winter has hit the bay area. Now I am not a summer baker, but once fall comes around I become queen of lazy Sunday baking.  I prepare all of the ingredients and as my [...]

A San Franciscan Beer Butt Chicken

A San Franciscan Beer Butt Chicken

The best kind of parties are those that involve good company, wine, and a crowded kitchen.  This particular party included all of those with special points in the crowded kitchen division.  Extra credit is given in the good company and wine as well. The bittersweet part is that this party did not take place in [...]