Last weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Carmel Valley courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission to spend a couple days learning all about California strawberries. Even though I grew up in California and have been eating these delicious berries all my life, it turns out that I really didn’t know that much about strawberry farming in California so I was thrilled to be included in this adventure. Continue reading →
One of the many reasons that I’m happy to live in California.
I spent the afternoon at the Mariposa County Fair with my friends Ron and Ruby and their two little girls. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a small fair like this one and it turned out to be a lot of fun! It wasn’t crowded, was really clean, and had plenty of rides geared toward small children. And since my main fair requirements are a ferris wheel, a corn dog, and a caramel apple, I was totally satisfied with the experience. Continue reading →
I drove up to Eugene, Orgeon yesterday to visit family and get out of the Fresno heat. Well, I thought I’d be getting out of the Fresno heat, but I got up here just in time for an Oregon heatwave! Oh well, it’s still cooler here than in Fresno and even at the end of summer, Oregon is still green and beautiful. Hot or not, I’m really happy to be here. Continue reading →
I have recently returned from Food Blogger Camp 2011, which took place near Cancún at the amazing Grand Velas Riviera Maya all-inclusive resort. It was my first time to the area and my first time staying in a resort of any kind. It was also my first Food Blogger Camp.
It’s hard to believe that it actually happened, but there I was in the middle of paradise surrounded by a fantastic group of food bloggers that I respect and admire. Good people. Warm people. The kind of people you want to surround yourself with all the time. It was so much more than a vacation (though I really needed that, too). It was an inspiring week filled with learning, sharing, blossoming friendships, and laughter. Continue reading →