The Appalachian Trail : Love at First Sight

The Appalachian Trail : Love at First Sight

Finally put feet on the Appalachian Trail last week (bucket list: check!) after a visit to the Conservancy headquarters. Kiddo and I hiked across the gorgeous partially-frozen Potomac and back via the train bridge footpath, up the stone steps and out to Jefferson Rock where we stopped for a quick snack at sunset, then a … Continue reading

Throw Back…. Sunday?

Throw Back…. Sunday?

Yeah, I know.  I’m just trying to make it seem like I’m purposely sharing stuff that’s ancient history, when I should have just done it back in June.  You know, when it actually happened. So there’s this item on my bucket list, “get SCUBA certified,” that happened back in April.  Which was awesome.  And then … Continue reading

Wild places

Wild places

There’s this thing about wild places and wild things so fabulous that you want to immediately share and shout from the rooftops about their fabulousness: they are all so wonderfully wild that you don’t even have a cell phone signal with which to do so. And so then, a month later, I’m dreadfully behind in sharing … Continue reading

Fish out of water

It seems I’m finding myself out of my element more and more often these days.  Just in the past year I’ve gone rock climbing, taken a self rescue clinic for canoeing and rocked it, learned how to surf a hydraulic at the bottom of a rapid in my canoe and all sorts of cool tricks that I never would have even … Continue reading

A Strange Breed

A Strange Breed

When you take a trip to a ridiculously gorgeous place, you expect to have that OMG WOW experience at least once or twice. But those unexpected wow moments that come in seemingly ordinary places? They might be worth more in the long run, simply due to the fact that the element of surprise was at … Continue reading

Fun Lunch

Fun Lunch

Or, “Why kids being gullible is the best thing EVER in the history of mankind.” So, I have a secret for you.  I’m not even remotely prepared to take care of the basic things like feeding our faces on some days.  I fly by the seat of my pants more often than I’d like to … Continue reading

Potato and Kale Enchiladas : The Vegan Gateway Drug

I’m not gonna lie.  These enchiladas are seriously the perfect gateway drug into a vegan lifestyle.  I fed this to a hard-core meat-eater not-a-fan-of-kale back in the day and they were proclaimed “the best enchiladas I’ve ever eaten” at first bite. Yep.  They’re that good. Sadly, the recipe on the postpunkkitchen website has disappeared since … Continue reading

Prepare to drool over quinoa

Prepare to drool over quinoa

So, holy smokes y’all.  I found an AMAZING recipe for quinoa online that (for once) I didn’t feel the need to tweak much at all.  THIS NEVER HAPPENS.  Seriously.  You should see my little book of recipes, all these printed out pages with ten million notes scribbled and scratched all over them.  Because of course … Continue reading