Postcards from Zealand

This post is dedicated to Tim Ellis who is an avid reader and supporter of this blog (“I hit like, like, like, like, like”) and who never fails to make us all laugh. Hi Tim! 🙂 What. A. Weekend. I am going to start this post off by saying, I had no idea what to expect when I agreed to go on this winter hike. Ryan’s dad has planned and organized these trips for years and everyone raved, “it’s always the best time.” I tagged along on the summer hike back in July and we did have a blast. However,…

Caitlin’s Confections: Grandma Barbie’s Pumpkin Bread

During the holidays, we all look forward to my grandmother’s pumpkin bread. She packs multiple loaves in her suitcase and they travel with her across the country. Let’s just say, her luggage is a whole lot lighter when she leaves. I’ve never been able to get over how good her pumpkin bread is, especially considering how simple it is to make. I think I can whip up a batch in about ten minutes at this point. Granted, the cook time is substantial. If you’re looking for a quick, easy dish to whip up for breakfast or to throw on a…

Final Garden Update

My first garden season has come to an end and truthfully I’m a bit sad about it. Our little raised bed was such a fun experiment for me over the past few months- trying and failing, improving and harvesting. I love cooking with and sharing fresh veggies that I put my time and effort into growing. Towards the end of the summer, we only had two promising crops left in our garden: tomatoes and brussel sprouts. First off, our tomatoes blew me away. Starting in the beginning of August the plants exploded. For two straight months we had an amazing…

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Caitlin’s Confections: Apple Crisp

Last Saturday I had what I like to call an “Apple Day.” Ryan’s mom had sent us home with a boat load of apples from our most recent trip to Vermont and I wanted to make good use of them. I started off making a few batches of apple sauce and then moved on to an apple crisp. Apple crisp is one of my favorite ways to enjoy apples warm. In college, my suite mates and I would make huge trays of it, living off it for weeks. Growing up, my mom would pull out her “peeler-corer-slicer” and we would…

Postcards from Chelsea

Last weekend Ryan and I spent another amazing few days with his family at their place in Chelsea, Vermont. After a slightly bumpy ride there, we were very excited to spend a bit of time relaxing and soaking up the end of the fall. While it isn’t prime leaf peeping season anymore, I was really pleased with all the colors of transition we were seeing. Also, the air in Chelsea is crisp and sweet this time of year, as apples fall and ferment, littering the ground. We collected bags of them to enjoy and even slingshot a few (see my…

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Playlist 07

With all the traveling I’ve been doing lately, I’ve clocked some hours on Spotify. My most recent playlist got me through a few train rides, a few car rides, and even a rushed stroll to Grand Central on a Sunday afternoon. It’s a good mix, with a few easy ballads, a few rock tunes, and my new favorite song “The Bones” by Maren Morris. Definitely broke the repeat button on that one. Otherwise, “Can I Stay” by Ira Wolf and “Morning Light” by Wilderado were great discoveries. I’ve also brought back a classic with “Gypsy” by Fleetwood Mac and a…

Listen Up: My Favorite Podcasts At the Moment

Typically, I reserve podcasts for long car rides and late nights when I’m doing laundry. They’re captivating and with the range of genres available, there really is something for everyone. I got hooked listening to true crime podcasts at the beach, but now I find that there is an array of hosts I can turn to when I’m looking for some entertainment. My Favorite Murder It’s a strange thing to combine humor and crime, but in this case, it works. Karen and Georgia are amazing hosts and the stories they tell are captivating. My sister and I love true crime…

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