fuel your sense of wanderlust.
Rooted in exploring new cultures, I'm here to fuel your sense of wanderlust. Through stays embedded in nature, restaurants to visit, & simple recipes, I aim to help you cook up and discover hidden gems.
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In a small, picturesque town, Vashon Island, a fifteen minute ferryboat ride from Seattle, Washington, there’s a historic trendy coffee shop. The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie. They have espresso – based coffee beverages, plenty of teas to try by the cup, and locally made pastries. The coffee shop is a popular destination for locals and […]
Located in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood, Currant Bistro is flooded with natural light and friendly brunch goers during the morning. Catch breakfast from 7 – 11am. Be sure to snag a seat during this window as the kitchen shuts down mid-day until dinner. The bistro is located inside The Sound Hotel. It’s a […]
Seattle is known for its coffee. If you’re in town, you could spend weeks trying out all the local shops. The most highly visited option to visit is the original Starbucks located in Pike Place Market. While that option is great, it’s usually got a line packed out the door and down the length of […]
Update: I moved to Seattle, Washington! And one of the first places I stopped was Pike Place Market. It’s known for the famous fish throwing, local vendors filled with fresh seafood, fruit, flowers and more. Cute little restaurants line the cobblestone streets. Tourists and locals alike love to shop the fare, and dine at the […]
One ritual I love to integrate into my wellness routine is grabbin’ a cup of coffee or tea. Here’s a roundup of places you can head to in Chicago for a cup of your own. Intelligentsia The go – to spot when you want a classic quality cup of coffee. They care about their roasts, […]
When I stayed in Austin, TX, last weekend, I was fully prepared for TexMex. And I feasted on breakfast tacos, and other local hotspots. However, when I stumbled upon Le Politique, an Austin – based restaurant with French flair, I was both surprised and impressed. With upscale ambiance and reasonably priced dishes, not to mention […]
Pappardelle pasta is an egg-based ribbon shaped noodle that is typically two – four centimeters wide. These from scratch pasta noodles are made from a well-binding dough. You can store this pasta in the freezer in nests, or boil in salted water immediately after the pasta is cut and nested. The only ingredients used in […]
Just about the quickest, fanciest, most impressive of appetizers, are cheese boards! & no, they aren’t all overwhelming to build. But watch the price point on your cheese blocks. It adds up quickly. There is an art that comes with cheese board construction, but let’s keep it simple. In general, keep in mind to always […]
Onyx Coffee Lab values finding unique and sustainably sourced coffee from all over the world. This seasonal blend, Tropical Weather, celebrates coffees from Ethiopia. It’s perfect for an iced coffee, sans half and half, or if you must, a tiny splash. The flavor is decadent on its own boasting berry and plum notes. It’s light […]
Not that you should ever feel guilty about eating doughnuts, but this may be the healthiest doughnut recipe I’ve created or eaten so far. It’s got sour cream instead of anything heavy. The doughnut batter also has vanilla protein in it and there’s matcha in the frosting. So if you’re looking for a light, refreshing […]
I usually drink a foamy cappuccino or iced coffee with a splash of half and half for breakfast, so as you can infer, not much sweetness or sugar. I was weary of trying out this recipe from having too many sweet drinks from Starbucks gone terribly wrong, or from getting iced coffee so watery it […]
Hello Winter! I can’t say I’m loving the hibernation season, but there’s some tips and tricks we can use to make it feel like the weather is sunny and bright. Take dessert for example. Throw in a bright fruit with a glaze on top and you’ve got yourself some indoor sunshine. Not to mention, some […]