Anglo Indian Date and Tamarind Roasted Duck

Last Christmas we did not have snowy nights and bundling up in layers to sing Christmas carols to our neighbors down our snowy streets. Nowhere was there that enchanting pine scent in the crisp and cold winter air. I didn’t pull on my favorite UGG boots or my leg warmers, scarves and a hat to …

Snowshoe Into a Blissful Winter Wonderland

Lets face it. Some people just don’t “Do” winter.  These guys need to try a day of snowshoe fun! These city folk just don’t love a winter wonderland the way that I do. You may find yourself stuck in a chilly mountain cabin for those cold and dreary months of January and February just aching …

How to make that musty closet smell like a #PumpkinSpiceLatte

Ah autumn and all its fantastic woodsy smells. Maybe it’s freshly fallen golden leaves, pumpkin bread baking in the oven or just your favorite Bath and Body Works pumpkin spice candle. Or maybe that musky autumn odor you are smelling is not pleasant at all. Thank God for natural white vinegar to keep your closet …

How you can Hike Safe During Hunting Season

If it’s a gorgeous fall day in our national forest you can probably find me flying down backwoods trails on my Cannondale mountain bike with my little dog at my side, not a care in the world. Unless it’s hunting season. Hiking, mountain biking or any kind of outdoor fun in our California national forests get …