Anniversary Weekend in Vichy Springs

Over the weekend we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Crazy how time flies! Since it’s something of a milestone I wanted to plan something special, although I knew it’d be difficult to top last year. My requirements were relaxation and sunshine and I found the perfect place! Vichy Springs Resort is a site of natural […]

The Perfect Spring Cake

I made this cake for Easter Sunday but it would be perfect for any spring or summer occasion, especially if you’re eating outside. The cake itself is just a standard victoria sponge sandwiched with raspberry jam and whipped cream. I chose it because it’s really simple and light. There’s no rich frosting or layers of buttercream and the […]

Spring in Golden Gate Park

Seasons definitely don’t work in the normal way here in San Francisco. The average temperature stays pretty constant between March and October, if anything, getting colder June through August when the fog rolls in most days. Even though winter isn’t particularly cold (it never freezes), the early arrival of warmth and sunshine reminds me every year why […]

A little sunshine

No matter how needed  it is, the incessant rain (which must have been going for over a month by now) is definitely dampening my spirits. Luckily in the last 10 days I escaped the worst of it (flooding and power outages) and got to refill my sunshine meter on a trip to Cancun. I’ve never […]

Yosemite

Recently my brother-in-law and his girlfriend came to stay with us so we took the week off work and spent 3 days with them in Yosemite National Park. It’s now the 3rd time we’ve been and each experience has been completely different. Our first visit was in June during a year when snowmelt was late […]