Hood River Fruit Loop, Explore Apple Picking in Oregon

What would a Newtown Pippin taste like? Or a Manchurian Crab or Black Gilliflower? Winter Banana? That one is easy, hints of bananas. Every October, my family and I taste our way around a 35-mile loop full of fruit stands, orchards, and vineyards. Come fall, when the morning is crisp with the feeling of winter …

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SCREW MILES, START DRINKING FUCKING MERLOT

In his oversize, frumpy, brown corduroy jacket, the pinot noir-loving Miles delivered the famous line that altered an industry; “If anyone orders merlot, I am leaving. I am not drinking fucking merlot!” Ever since the movie Sideways released in October 2004 (nominated for five Academy Awards) winemakers such as Billy Dim, owner of Blendtique Wine …

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Best secret beach Oahu

Best Secret Beach on Oahu | Waimanalo Beach

On the island of Oʻahu in Hawaii, located on the eastern end of the island, the beach is wide, sandy, and makes for excellent swimming, sunbathing, or taking long walks on the beach. Waimanalo Beach Park is a thirty-eight-acre park. For some reason, there are not a lot of tourists at this beach, which makes …

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Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza Recipe

Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza Recipe I’m sure all of us have been hunkering down at home, looking for some comfort where we can find it. For myself, I have always liked the idea of cooking but usually not the actual chore of it. In these times, I am finding myself in the kitchen often, looking …

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Weekend Along the Oregon Coast: Newport to Depoe Bay

Weekend Along the Oregon Coast: Newport to Depoe Bay.   “Do you swallow, or do you chew?” That was the ongoing debate on how to eat an oyster as we drove towards Yaquina Bay for our weekend of seafood galore. Our plans? To eat as many oysters as we can during our three day trip …

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