Sweet Potato Fennel Hash with Bacon Goodness

I told myself this week I was going to start eating healthy again; Almond Butter Banana Smoothies for breakfast every day! Kale! Wheatgrass! Colonics! But then all the wheatgrass died in the ninety-degree summer days and the hydro colonic butt cleanse spa is number one, seventy miles from our home and number two located in the …

Where I was When the World Stopped Turning; Mucking Stalls Edition

It’s September 11th today eighteen years later and this is the kind of day where every American asks themselves where was I when the world stopped turning? September 11th 2001, 3 a.m. I forcefully pulled myself out of bed in Redlands, California, 2,790 miles from NYC. I coughed up a lot of flem, chugged some …

How to Save Those Dirty Hiker Feet

It was early July and I was standing and sweating on the top of an 11,000-foot mountain. I was tired, exhausted, happy, and sweaty (Did I mention sweaty?) I was very sweaty, and at that moment I could not care less about my dirty hiker feet. The views were out of this world amazing as …

Green Apple, Mint and Pickled Red Onion Coleslaw

Today my dog became terrified of gangly teenage boys. I swear, this mutt of mine has probably passed teenagers on the trails and paths of many forests in all her miles she has logged climbing mountain passes and jogging down pine needle strewn trails but today the stinky teenagers terrified her. It must be the …

Kerala Coconut Chicken Salad with Glass Noodles

Kerala, India is an excellent place to visit as long as tigers don’t chase you and you enjoy hot humid tropical weather with at least eighty percent humidity. Besides threats of tiger maulings, Kerala is a fantastic tropical destination to spend a few days in the jungles of southern India. The beaches of Kerala may …