The 6 Best Cups of Coffee in San Francisco

San Francisco is more than beautiful bridges and precarious street parking. It's a cultural hub, a place for business, and home to many great coffee shops. Before you leave your hotel with your travel mug of regular drip coffee, be sure to check out these local hot spots to discovery something extraordinary....more

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Did you think we’d go the whole week of Valentine’s Day without sharing a recipe for something perfectly chocolatey?You did?For shame. And all this time we thought you knew us better.Valentine’s Day is for celebrating love, and food is almost certainly going to play a starring role in that celebration. And this got us thinking: why can’t that food be delicious, decadent, and healthful?As you might imagine, we came up with zero reasons why it can’t be.Thus, Vegan Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce. Make it for your sweetie....more

10 Things I Don’t Miss About Drinking

When my parents forced me to get sober, I was convinced I would never be happy again. I didn’t think I would ever enjoy weekends at college. I didn’t think I would fit in with my friends anymore. I didn’t think I would be a happy person, period, without alcohol in my life.Almost 20 months later, I’ve realized how wrong I was. I miss almost nothing about my old life—mostly because I am still able to live it, minus one thing: the booze. By losing that one thing, I have gained back so many others that I didn’t even realize I had lost at the hands of alcohol....more

Denver : Craft Brews and Mountain Views

 Denver is a city that you could visit many times and fall in love with all over again each and every time. Unlike most of our trips, this trip was not meticulously planned. Aside from our hotel reservation, we had no plans set in stone. ...more

Mother Earth Brewing Co Kismet IPA Review

Beer, Movie and Pizza It’s been a couple of weeks since my last thirsty Thursday brew post and what better way to start it up again then with Mother Earth Brew Co. Kismet IPA. It’s time to relax, drink a brew and watch a movie. ...more

Midlife Mom Jan.24 diary entry.

 Well,here I am once again.I actually slept last night,and for once wasn't awake at 4 AM Planning my life's journey.Lately,I have been in favor of simply not stepping on the scales  At all,this way I won't be saddened,I reason.Besides,I could have more serious problems. My house badly needs reorganization,I am reminded as I quickly shut my closet door,as it's contents threaten to spill out on the floor.Do you ever feel a sense of urgency;like the feeling that you have so much to do that your private time is encroached upon?? I suggest simply shedding this feeling like a coat you don't want to wear.In fact I have learned to do this kind of thing all the time. I kissed my husband goodbye as he set off for work(goodness he's starting to look old:Do I look that old??)Never mind.I have invented a smoothie recipe guaranteed to reverse aging.Here it is: Chop fresh pineapple,blueberries(as many or as little as you want),ground cinnamon,ground flaxseed,skim or 1percent milk,honey to taste,into blender.Hold onto lid as you blend unless you want the contents all over your cupboards.(I already did this).This drink has amazing powers,lowers cholesterol,provides protection against diabetes And heart disease,as well as breast cancer protection.So drink up.Cheers! Picture at top of blog....more

Wine News RoundUp: Prices Going Up, Sustainibility & More

I curated some great information and fun reads about wine from this week.  Check it out. Cheers! Oh cheap wine, no you didn't!Let's be honest.. we have all bought a wine because it was cheap. Sometimes the wine that is on sell is not what you think. Peep this great wine article on Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette to get the low down on wine prices and tips to selecting wine that is cheap....more

Coffee Awareness - Kick Ass Style

I realized this morning how delighted I have become on my coffee. When did this happen? The process of grinding the beans, measuring, the unfiltered aroma arising, yes, I am definitely hooked. And then it happened, I am at work, anticipating the excitement and find that I do not have enough product to make two substantial cups!...more