July in Bloom

We celebrated 4th of July in Sitka, Alaska, then headed south over Baranof Island in a float plane, flying low between snow-capped mountains and fjords.

June in Bloom

How do I love summer in Florida? Let me count the ways…

Mango Mahi Larb

I cannot tell you how many different mango recipes we tried before finding one we deemed “mango mania-worthy.” Somehow we settled on a dish called larb, which was a bold move.

Mango Mania 2017

The most devout mango lovers I know gather in a grove of moonlit mango trees to kickoff the start of each season. There’s tropical music, a bar serving every kind of mango cocktail, and of course there’s mango food galore.

Florida Homebrewed Kombucha

My grandma made this stuff she called “mushroom tea.” It was a big jar filled with murky liquid and floating blobs. It certainly raised some eyebrows, and I’m sure that’s half of why she did it. 

May in Bloom

My favorite plants are gifts from family and friends, like these Amazon lilies from grandma.