Tag Archives: Southern California

Parathas, Roti’s, Puri’s and Vada’s Oh My! How to Find India’s Ethnic Food in America

If you live in a larger metropolis town like Los Angeles or Chicago then you may have all kinds of ethnic grocery stores within walking distance perhaps. Living at 7,000 feet in a well-known southern California ski town we are hours away by car to the nearest natural, organic or ethnic grocery store. It sucks …

Curried Eggs with Avocado and Purple Sweet Potatoes

I simply adore my small town Big Bear Lake life; trail running, mountain biking and just breathing in the crisp cool and clean air amongst the pines of this resort town. In the valley below this rural mountain hamlet you would not even know that it’s fall. It’s over a hundred degrees most October days! …

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 …