Lifestyle. {aka: What Makes Life Fun}

This lifestyle section is the toy box of my life. The things I like to do for fun, like garden, travel and try new restaurants. Heck, try new things in general. I might talk on of the rad cookbooks on my shelf because I mean really, you doesn’t love a good cookbook?

It’s a place I might share a photo that I like. Like this header photo, for example, that I took in the Swan Falls area in Southeast Idaho just as the season was starting to change.

Mainly it’s about all the things that round out what I like to think is my kick ass Idaho lifestyle.

Wine + Cheese Tasting at Scoria

In my last post, I recapped the great morning I had touring Nederend Dairy with Dairy West in celebration of Idaho Dairy Month. Coincidentally, or not, the Idaho Wine Commission is also kicking back Idaho Wine Month so it only made sense that the next stop on the...

June is Idaho Dairy Month AND Idaho Wine Month

Dairy West and the Idaho Wine Commission go together like cheese and wine, so it was a natural pairing when these two Idaho commodity organizations got together to put on a day of education and fun. The day started with breakfast on the big grassy lawn in front of the...

Stephen Walker : aka The Wine Guy

It's not every grocery store that you walk into where you find a dapper dressed man in the wine section ready to assist with the perfect selection whether you're in search of a Tuesday night red to pair with a grab-n-go pizza or a something more special for a dinner...

I’m your huckleberry

      When the new Albertsons on Broadway asked me to be part of their current promotion, I proudly pronounced, “I’m your huckleberry” and dove right in. Huckleberries are as native to Idaho as I am. In fact, they are the state fruit. And foragers are almost as...

albertsons is hatching up more fun

A couple weeks ago I gushed about the new Albertsons on Broadway store but they’re turning up the heat another notch. Now through Tuesday, August 14, it’s a Hatch Chile celebration! I could smell the roasting chiles long before I could see them. With the...

whole foods drops the ball. albertsons picks it up.

It's not often (read: ever) that I dream about a grocery store but after going to the sneak peek night at the new Albertsons concept store (1219 Broadway Avenue) that's exactly what I did. I went to bed thinking about it and I woke up with it on my mind. I'll be the...

eating my way across sacramento

I love to go new places – to put on my walking shoes and explore the streets and shops and restaurants of a new city. This past weekend when I was in Sacramento for the International Food Bloggers Conference I had this opportunity and boy do I have some restaurants...

citrus bliss salt scrub

As much as I love my December issue of Bon Appétit with all its glossy pages filled with drool-worthy holiday treats, the last thing I really need is more sugar – now, or anytime, for that matter. It's everywhere I turn these days. The break room at work is filled...

book review: the dirty life

Driven inside by days that are darker and colder, one of my intentions has been to read more. I renewed by library card and promptly started scouring internet lists for book suggestions. That's where I found The Dirty Life by Kristen Kimball. I had expected it to be...

indulge boise food tours

Although my first visit to New York City was a whirlwind work trip, my most awesome client knew I love food and wanted to give me at least a tiny taste of what the city had to offer. To do this, she signed us up for a culinary walking tour of Chelsea. Over the course...

albertsons grocery delivery

No wonder summertime is the darling of the seasons. It’s warmer, it’s light later and it seems like it is decidedly more fun. For me, that means gardening until way past my bedtime, riding bikes, swimming and cooking out with friends. Frankly, sometimes it’s hard to...

how to cook a wolf

Seattle's How to Cook a Wolf restaurant has been on my radar for several years and finally on a recent visit we made the trip to Queen Anne to give it a try. Not only is this our first visit to How to Cook a Wolf, it's also our first venture into the Ethan Stowell...