Thai Farm Cooking School

I will be the first to admit that I am not adventurous when it comes to food. Some of that is because of medical dietary restrictions. Some of that is because I have a bland palate, and some is just because I am picky. I was very nervous for the food in southeast Asia but…

Dole Plantation

During our time in the Honolulu area, we stopped to visit the Dole Plantation. While I don’t actually enjoy pineapple, I LOVE pineapple flavored things. I also happen to love cutesy tourist attractions, which made this a really fun and delicious little stop. The day begins, of course, in a huge gift shop, selling all…

A Coffee Drinker at the Tea Party

Hot water with boiled leaves isn’t exactly my cup of tea. My mother, sisters, and husband are all very into tea, but I land with my dad squarely in the Coffee Camp. I have tried tea on numerous occasions based on pleadings by my tea-loving cohorts and always come up with the same conclusion- no. However,…

Young & Jackson & Chloé

  We were told that there were a lot of great restaurants in Melbourne, but one of them in particular was on our radar. There were four main reasons- a historical building, a delicious menu, an iconic piece of art, and a craft cider bar. Young & Jackson sits on the bustling corner of Swanson…