Sun-Dried Tomato & Almond Cheese Spinach Sandwich

Michigan Adventures Michigan in August is a magical place. Pair the crystal clear water of the lakes with good friends, dancing, and fried avocado tacos from a taco truck, and you’ve got a recipe for a memorable weekend. Oh yes, and an impromptu proposal. 😉 Unlike the lake I grew up on in New Jersey, … More Sun-Dried Tomato & Almond Cheese Spinach Sandwich

Yosemite + Lake Tahoe + Finished Bed Frame = Happy Kelly

I feel more officially a Californian after visiting both Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe last week. My travel companions and I also stopped in the state capital, Sacramento, but the city can’t compete with the natural beauty of mountains and lakes. Before this trip when I pictured Nevada, I definitely didn’t picture this. Hiking down … More Yosemite + Lake Tahoe + Finished Bed Frame = Happy Kelly

Fava Bean Olive Spread

As part of Alumni weekend at UCSC, the University’s onsite farm was offering volunteer led tours around the grounds. The farm’s landscape is breathtaking. Home to a plethora of wildlife and plant species (both edible and inedible), the land truly embodies biodiversity in every sense. The interns working the farm learn about the relationship between … More Fava Bean Olive Spread

Creamy Sunflower Seed Butter & Wilder Ranch

Another week, another nut butter and outdoor adventures… This past weekend I ventured to Wilder Ranch State Park to partake in what was a pretty incredible coastal nature walk. Despite the clouds the docent kept the group’s energy up, detailing native plant and animal species encountered along the way. Who knew California had a state … More Creamy Sunflower Seed Butter & Wilder Ranch

Tahini Tempeh Pasta

This past weekend was filled with New Year’s outings and celebrations. Kicking off 2016 with some nature, I went on a lovely guided hike in Henry Cowell Redwood State Park. Lunch along the river at Big Rock Hole was beautiful. The town of Pescadero consumed my Saturday. First up was a trip to Ano Nuevo State … More Tahini Tempeh Pasta