Heirloom Tomato Bolognese with Pappardelle

bolognese

A good pasta dish is a favorite go-to meal in our home (we don’t substitute squash over here) and a hearty bolognese is excellent comfort food for cozy fall weather. I was inspired to create this upgraded version when I had a bounty of homegrown, late-summer heirloom tomatoes to use up, along with spinach and ground beef in the fridge. When I …

Summer Adventuring 2016

HIking at Big Trees

I know it’s already back to school here, but it is still August and therefore still summer, so I’m getting in one last summer post to log all the fun we had! You already know about the time we spent camping in Big Sur (right before the huge fire broke out in the area, thank …

Camping in Big Sur With Kids

Beautiful view Big Sur Highway 1

Pre-kids, Doug and I went camping quite a bit. We even bought our huge F-250 partly so we could set up an air mattress in the back and avoid the whole tent situation. We hadn’t been brave enough to try camping with kids until 2014 and even then we only took then 4.5-year-old Reece on …