Palo Alto, CA Area Favorites

The last few months have been quite a whirlwind! We contemplated another big move, with the choice of 2 amazing destinations – London, UK and New York City. We visited London, even toured schools, and loved it. What a fantastic adventure it would have been. But after much debate and taking everything into consideration New … Continue reading

Breville Tea Maker – 16 months later

I have used the Breville Tea Maker every day since my husband gave it to me Christmas 2010 and it is still going strong (every day that I haven’t been away). In fact, it is still one of my favorite Christmas presents of all time! It is so easy to use and produces the great tea which … Continue reading

Wine Recommendation: Chateau Montelena 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

We are wine club members at the delightful Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley. A couple weeks ago we received a shipment of their 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. I am in love with this wine. It would be the perfect wine for your holiday gatherings this season or simply to enjoy yourself. It’s deep, long … Continue reading

A Great Blue Cheese

Cheese shopping is always fun, so many varieties to choose from! Yes, it can be overwhelming sometimes as well. When selecting an ensemble for a cheese platter, we tend to get one or two types we have had before and throw in two we’ve never had. It you don’t try anything new, you’ll never make wonderful … Continue reading

Just signed up for the Surfside Chickens CSA

Yay! I just sent in our deposit for a share with Surfside Chickens. They are located about an hour away in Watsonville, CA and humanely raise pastured chickens for eggs and the table. Since we’ll have our own little backyard flock of chickens for eggs, we’re only interested in Surfside’s meat chickens. Over the last … Continue reading

Good reasons to register your Starbucks card

If you like shots or soy milk in your Starbucks drinks, you should register your Starbucks card and use it if you aren’t already! If you don’t have one, get one, register it and start using it when you get your Starbucks beverage of choice. I didn’t realize till recently that it really does have … Continue reading

My tea secret: I do drink chamomile tea sometimes

Yes, it is true. This die hard, tea-can-never-be-too-dark-or-too-strong tea drinker, who shuns herbal teas, actually enjoys a cup of chamomile tea occasionally. A fact I find hard to believe myself and am almost reluctant to admit! I consider myself a serious tea drinker, and that means drinking strong black tea (green tea occasionally too). I … Continue reading

A must have for any tea lover: The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

I can’t wait anymore, I have to blog about this tea maker. I wanted to wait until I had time to take some nice photos to go along with my story or even a video…but I can’t wait. It is just too good, I must share now! One of my Christmas presents from my amazing … Continue reading

Best of…Kitchen Tools

I’m just starting this list and it will grow as I have time to catalog all of my favorites and as I discover new ones! My absolute favorite kitchen tools… Blender: VitaMix Professional Series 500 Blender I seriously use this almost everyday. It is worth the high price tag. It blends EVERYTHING. I most often … Continue reading

Best Of…(insert food item)

You know how when someone asks you what your favorite <fill in the blank> is and the answer is somewhere in your head but you just can’t remember it right there on the spot? Well, I have been meaning to start a list tracking all my favorite finds so I have a record and can … Continue reading