Moments

Cooking with Color

Sometimes, seeing how the colors come together when cooking just makes me happy. Tonight I made Balsamic Roasted Veggie and White Bean Pasta (though improvised a little – including stir frying it to cook faster).

Moments

Seedlip Non-alcoholic Spirits

Yes, non-alcoholic distilled spirits, with no sugar or sweetener and they taste incredible! At least the first one I tried (Herbal) does. I used Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light tonic to keep the ingredients balanced and high quality. It’s slightly bitter, has a great botanical taste, and is very refreshing on a

Hiking

Pulpit Rock & The Pinnacle Loop

Shakh, Khaled, and I did our early-morning thing again and beat the rush, enjoying a rather quiet hike. Shakh picked this one for us, and it was easily a big win. It was a great length, tired you out, but didn’t kill you and had numerous fantastic views. While taking

Moments

CCC Museum

The Civilian Conservation Corp was an initiative of President Franklin Roosevelt’s interned to generate jobs for people during the depression. Many of the parks in the United States were built or improved by the CCC. Workers would get paid a dollar a day, and sent most of their monthly paychecks

Hiking

Penny Run Trail

I took a quick hike at Chapman State Park today while I was in that side of Pennsylvania, so I could check it if on my PA State Park Passport. The trail was described as being wet, which definitely was the case. I didn’t have my hiking boots with me

Moments

Calzone

The best part of this calzone is the homemade sauce. I warmed up olive oil in a pan and sautéed some onions. Then I added freshly minced garlic and some fresh basil and thyme from our back porch garden. Finally I added a little sugar, salt, and let it boil

Hiking

Mt Tammany

Today I picked up a new hiking partner from Lafayette College for an early hiking morning trip. We beat the crowds for an enjoyable hike up Mt Tammany, and the skies cleared up just enough for some terrific views. The coolness and the breeze made for a quick recovery at