China, Travel Tales

China: Shanghai Museum and Acrobat Show: March 2016

Hey all hope that your week is going well and that you enjoyed Monday’s book review. Back to Shanghai today. After lunch and the embroidery shop we headed to the Shanghai Museum.  When the bus pulled up there was this little old lady sitting on the concrete edge of a raised bed. You could tell… Continue reading China: Shanghai Museum and Acrobat Show: March 2016

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Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: The Wife Between Us

Title: The Wife Between Us Author: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Publication Date: 2018 Publishing House: Macmillian Publishers I’m still working on moving. Last weekend it was packing and this weekend it will be unpacking. Despite my complaining I love the place we are renting. Anyway, onto the book. I listened to The Wife Between… Continue reading Paperback Perils: The Wife Between Us

Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday: Homemade Marinara: Revised

We made it to Friday. Thank goodness because it's been a busy week. Moving is crazy but we are halfway there. Despite all this craziness I had time to make some more marinara. My Nana had given me a ton of large garden fresh tomatoes and onions. I wanted to try something different this time… Continue reading Foodie Friday: Homemade Marinara: Revised

China, Travel Tales

China: Shanghai Skylines and Embroidery: March 2016

Hey all, I hope you are having a good week so far. I hope you are ready to explore more of China. From the Yuyuan Gardens and the silk shop we headed over to see a fantastic view of the Shanghai skyline. I know the local tour guide was giving us all shorts of interesting… Continue reading China: Shanghai Skylines and Embroidery: March 2016

Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: The Gunslinger

Title: The Gunslinger Author: Stephen King Publication Date: 1982 Publishing House: It's complicated  Okay, I’m embarrassingly behind on my reading. My boyfriend and I are moving, yay! And that has been keeping me busy. However, I have plenty of time for audio books as I pack and drive. The most recent audio book that I… Continue reading Paperback Perils: The Gunslinger

Farmers Market, Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday: Mint-Quinoa Salad

Fresh and light food is perfect for long hot days. I found this recipe, modified it a bit and whipped it up. This recipe is nice and light and if you are feeding a lot of people it is easy to double. Ingredients: Salad: ½ C. Uncooked Quinoa 1 Large Squash - diced ¼ C.… Continue reading Foodie Friday: Mint-Quinoa Salad

China, Travel Tales

China: Old Shanghai and Yuyuan Gardens: March 2016

Happy Wednesday everyone I hope you are having a great week. Last week I deviated from China a bit but we are going back today. From Wuhan we flew to Shanghai, our last city before departure back home. I’m from Dallas and no stranger to skyscrapers but China has Dallas beat by miles and miles.… Continue reading China: Old Shanghai and Yuyuan Gardens: March 2016

Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Galveston Island Brewing

I’m a big craft beer fan. Each brewery has its own take on each different type of beer and I like to try most of them (sorry, not a big pale ale or IPA fan). I didn’t know this brewery existed until last week. In preparation for heading down to Galveston I wanted to find… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Galveston Island Brewing

Farmers Market, Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday: Parmesan-Thyme Crisps

Hey all so I did something a little different and recorded myself making this recipe. This one is super simple and flavorful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn0ZIByhBiE Ingredients: 1 C. Parmesan 2 Tbs. Fresh Thyme Directions: Preheat oven to 300℉. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix cheese and herbs. Divide mixture in circles using a circular cookie cutter.… Continue reading Foodie Friday: Parmesan-Thyme Crisps