Highlights from Florence, Italy

Last month we took a week to visit Italy for the first time. We chose Florence as our introduction to Italy. Florence was a compromise since over-touristed places like Rome or Venice are not generally not my idea of a good time. We flew from Valencia, Spain, where we now live permanently, to Bologna then …

Florence’s Hidden Gems: Food

[This post is Episode 1 of a multi-part series on Florence, Italy.] Traveling to Italy? Florence, Italy ('Firenze' in Italiano) has some amazing hidden gems,... and I'll help you discover them! If you are like me, you usually avoid cities that are over-touristed. I was leery of Dubrovnik for this reason. I like to find …

What One Year of Vegetarianism Has Taught Me

[This post is Part 3 of a 3-Part Series] [Read Part 1: What One Year of Blogging Has Taught Me] [Read Part 2: What One Year of Meditation Has Taught Me] In Part 1 of this 3-part series, I wrote about what I learned during the first year of my blogging journey and the one …

Le Garde-Manger: Parisien Lunch

Had lunch today with my colleague's in the Paris office. A wonderful French restaurant with really great authentic French cuisine. The restaurant is called Le Garde-Manger and is in the city of Saint-Cloud on the western edge of central Paris. The wine list was extensive. We received excellent service from a mademoiselle whose small muscular …

Artisan Four Ingredient, No Knead Bread In Five Minutes – The Easiest, Most Frugal Bread On Earth ~ Chief Mom Officer

Interesting that I came across this recipe from Liz at Chief Mom Officer at the same time we are experimenting with bread starters. Maybe this will be the one that actually works out! So far, not much luck and too stubborn and resourceful to buy a bread maker. 😉 Which homemade artisan bread recipes have …

A Street of Tapas Bars in El Grao, Valencia – Jill’s Urban Food Crawls

We’ve been on a seaside kick lately, developing an affection for the quiet streets and the funky, unpretentious neighborhood bars of Valencia's Poblados Marítimos (Poblats Maritimos) district. The El Grao barrio (called El Grau in Valenciano) is part of the maritime district. It is a small barrio sitting next to Cabanyal and incorporating the sea port… …

Who Else Is Happy It’s Spring?

Today I am grateful to have access to and the means to get good, wholesome, fresh food! #gratitude #salad #lunch #vegetarian #MakeYourOwnFood #awareness #intention #mindfulness #healthylifestyle

The Hidden Gems of the Julian Alps and Soča Valley in Slovenia | Root of Good

This is such a beautiful part of the world I am tempted to keep it to myself. 😛 Thanks for sharing, Justin! The Hidden Gems of the Julian Alps and Soča Valley in Slovenia | Root of Good — Read on rootofgood.com/soca-valley-vrsic-pass-slovenia/

She Thinks I Won’t See The Brussel Sprouts…

How adorable. Salmon over Lemony Brussel Sprouts & Breadcrumb Spaghetti from The Kitchn.com.

What to expect when you travel to Bulgaria for the first time

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