Tag Archives: Southern California

How not to get Airlifted Out of a Slot Canyon

I’m sure if you asked anyone in our family who had the biggest chance of ending up on the news or having to be airlifted/rescued out of a dangerous canyon at night they would say it would me. You don’t spend your days hiking to the tallest peaks in southern California and tumbling down some …

Talk Derby To Me

This is the mostly true somewhat embarrassing tale of my Kentucky derby day in 2017. It began with a rainy drive to work through the metropolis Los Angeles area on the as always crowded freeways of Southern California. I left my Alpine mountain home at 6000 feet and ascended into the clouds down below along with about …

Sriracha Candied Bacon Jerky

I love those early spring days waking up at dawn to watch the sunrise from my porch with a steaming coconut Chai Latte and smelling spring time on the mountain air. It’s almost as Sriracha Candied Bacon Jerky!   We may be in the midst of a terrible drought here in Southern California but for some …

Santa Anita Big Cap Day

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If it’s a gorgeous Saturday in March then it must be Big Cap Day at Santa Anita Park! It feels like spring today with temperatures in the eighties and the sunlight bouncing off the still slightly snow capped Mt Baldy in the distance. It’s a fantastic day in southern California to head out to Santa …

Kerala Style Coconut Veggie Soup

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India could you be anymore ridiculous? Traveling through Kerala, India is like a different world than southern California. Today I ordered a lemonade. (To mix with my vodka as we were in a relatively dry state and I refuse to drink a beer “cocktail”) The bartender handed me a Seven Up. Only in India is …