Recipes

No-knead Bread

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

This recipe is from Mocha Lisa Espresso Bar & Cafe, my former business in the San Francisco Bay Area. These were the most popular scones!

Saffron Raisin Bread

Saffron is one of the most lovely spices on the planet! And this bread make good use of it.

Latest Posts

Quilt Donation to Docs and Ducks

The last time I donated to Docks & Ducks was in 2019 for their annual fundraising auction. It’s so frustrating that COVID once again stopped good things from happening. While the organizers are holding a smaller affair this year, it’s good to see that they are starting up again, and hopefully will be on their […]

Three Sisters Wilderness Day Hike

Long drive, but worth it! A day hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness area. Not many people on the trail in the fall, but we saw trail runners, a group of dads with kids, and some old folks (like us!). A beautiful weather day and there was only a little snow on the ground in […]

Divide Lake Backpacking

Finally. My first backpacking adventure of the season. Yes, a bit late, but because of all the smoke, we wanted to wait until the air cleared. And it was worth the wait! Just a one-nighter, but a fantastic trial run. Hopefully there will be more to come….but with snow coming, it may have to wait […]

Mt. Ranier Hiking

We will be going back to Mt. Ranier! We stayed for a few days in the historic Paradise Inn, and then we went around to the northeast side and stayed at a ski resort condo for a few more days. Unfortunately all the restaurants were closed, so we ate out of a cooler, but then […]

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