“The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift.” ~ Laurie Colwin All the Food Prepare yourselves, if you are hungry GO get a snack. If you are NOT hungry STILL go get a snack. This post ….
“Coffee connects us in so many ways – to each other, to our senses, and to the earth that supports the coffee trees.” ~ Rohan Marley For the Love of Peet’s If you followed my San Francisco adventures last year, you know how much I LOVE Peet’s. I legit could eat, sleep, breathe, and make love to Peet’s coffee. Aside ….
“I love going to coffee shops and just sitting and listening.” ~ Julie Roberts Locally Owned Coffee Shops One of the first things I research when I travel to a new city are the local coffee shops. Obviously I love my coffee and while I might judge a place if they don’t have a Starbucks, the real judgement, is if ….
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C. S. Lewis Yes, I drink tea I know right away you are all horrified and flabbergasted that I, a self proclaimed coffee-holic, had tea. Before you ask if I am being taken over by zombies, no I haven’t, and yes I ….
“I can’t imagine a day without coffee. I can’t imagine!” ~ Howard Schultz Caffeine Junkie Oh Mister Shultz neither can I. Neither can I. Both Sarah over at LifewithLilRed and Jenny from SitBackAndJustLive are the inspiration for this post, having read their posts, literally with-in a couple days of each other back in April, I realized I needed to pay ….
“If you can’t sit in a cafe quietly and be ignored, how can you observe human nature and write a story?” ~ Evangeline Lilly I first discovered Le Pain Quotidien on one of my first ever trips to New York City. It seemed an anomaly situated on the Upper East Side against the concrete and honking cars. The farm to ….
“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” ~ Matsuo Basho In the air again! Last Thursday I flew back to New Hampshire (I know! Wasn’t I just there?) for my niece’s baptism as well as to have a reunion with my best friend and mermaid extraordinaire Tiffany. My mer-twin and I are literally two peas in ….
“I am a coffee fanatic. Once you go to proper coffee, you can’t go back. You cannot go back.” ~ Hugh Laurie If you have read my blog you know what a coffee fiend I am. From Starbucks, to Frontside in NoCo to Cafe Jax in the Concrete Jungle. Coffee is a language I not only speak, but I have ….
“Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn I have been on the rails and in the skies, working on my frequent mile points. California was only just the beginning or perhaps the middle of my jet setting ways. Only a couple short ….
“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” ~ Jane Austen Here is another episode of “What in the World Has Kate been up to?” Since coming back from California, I have been a bit AWOL I know. Life has been absolutely crazy, and part of me misses California with all my heart. It was such an amazing trip ….