Ingredient of the Season : Apples

Every season we like to pick one ingredient and find a variety of ways to love it and use it. You can find our complete ingredient archive here. After putting a spotlight on rosemary last spring and mint this past summer, we’re turning our attention away from herbs and focusing on one of our favorite […]

Sparkling Cider Mocktails

 *republishing this today ’cause cheers even if you don’t drink beers! Amiright? Apples was our ingredient of the season during the autumn of 2014. Check out our complete archive of apple drinks, recipes, and crafts. If your holiday dinners are anything like ours, there will be at least one bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling cider or grape […]

Welcome October 2017

Near the beginning of each month we like to pause and take a look at what’s going on in the world around us, with a particular focus on animal activity, celestial events, and our farmers’ fields. Looking Up & Around Happy October, friends. Autumn is here and so is the full harvest moon! Set aside some time […]

How To Make Your Hotel Room Feel Like Home

Growing up, we camped a lot. With so many tents and trailers around, it was really rare as a family of six to stay in a hotel room and even if we did, it was usually overcrowded, sterile and uncomfortable. I have a faint memory of the excitement of discovering the door inside the hotel […]

Postcards from Mexico

A couple of weeks ago, we traveled to Mexico for a long weekend to celebrate my father-in-law’s 80th birthday. We spent the weekend in San Patricio, and admittedly, we did absolutely no research before leaving! … no, wait, we *tried* to do some research the night before we left, but found very little information. It wasn’t […]

Fall Farmers Market Recipe Roundup

Headed to the farmers market this week? We gathered up some of our favorite fall farmers market meals to tide you over during October. The best part about this recipe roundup? The ingredients are fairly interchangeable so you’ll be able to make multiple recipes if you pick up this short list of farmers market essentials. […]

Lessons of Blogging

It has been over eight years since I first created a blog. My first post is too embarrassing to link to, but it was a montage of peace signs found around Philadelphia. Not much has changed. Over the years, I’ve written about culture, nightlife, nature, traveling abroad and random tidbits. I’ve tried out three hosting platforms, various styles of […]