Florida Keys – Square Grouper and My New Joint (and a GIVEAWAY!)

If you're heading to the Florida Keys - any one of them - you must make time for at least one meal at either Square Grouper Bar and Grill or My New Joint Lounge on Cudjoe Key. Friends had raved about Square Grouper, at length, and it was the intended dinner destination after our first full day in ...

Florida Keys – Cudjoe Key and Key West

Although the most well-known of the Florida Keys is Key West, there are many (many) more islands that string off the southern tip of Florida. A recent trip involved stops at several different keys and accommodations on Cudjoe Key (just 20 miles north of Key West). We stayed in a rental home called Gregily Key. Newly renovated and redecorated, ...

Key West – Hemingway in Heaven

Our first day trip into Key West began with an obligatory visit to the Southernmost Point of the United States. The giant "buoy" is concrete and anchored into the ground at the corners of South and Whitehead Streets. In an often overlooked technicality, there are a couple geographical spots further south than the iconic buoy, but they are ...

The patience to find a planner, and pie – Five Friday Favorites

While I enjoyed my recent vacation, part of me was chomping at the bit to dive back into this blog. I have plans for sprucing up the place, there are name change considerations, and I'm anxious to get a media kit started. Naturally, life and my body had other plans. Paying bills on Wednesday morning led ...

Spiralizer success – Five Friday Favorites

It occurs to me that January is half over. I'm not sure where about ten of those days went, so if you see them please send them my direction. I wouldn't mind spending some time with them. Ah, well. On to the weekend! Starting it off right, I'm checking in with my favorite Friday link-ups - Oh, Hey Friday and High ...

How to roast spaghetti squash – Five Friday Favorites

As always, I'm checking in with my favorite Friday link-ups - Oh, Hey Friday, High Five for Friday, and Friday Favorites (add'l links below).   Favorite Quote Credit   Favorite Funny Admittedly, some are funnier than others, but I laughed out loud several times while watching this compilation of David Lopez' 2015 videos. My favorite is just after 3:37. How did I not know about David Lopez before ...

Saying goodbye

It started with a KitchenAid mixer. For years, I've wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer. I can perfectly picture my mother's KitchenAid, an odd beige-ivory color with brown detail. Objectively, not the most attractive color combo they've used, but appropriate for the time it was made. My mother received it from her mother (my grandmother) as a replacement ...

10 holiday gifts for the foodie on your list

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Still looking for some good holiday gift ideas? You're not alone. I just started shopping yesterday. My recent gift research has focused on edible gifts. While this is mostly due to consideration of the recipient, it may also be related to my own deep and passionate feelings on food. Whatever the motivation, my hunting has uncovered a wealth of ...