Feb 262011

When hubby, B and I are together, life is good.  It is even better when we are together outdoors spending time and exploring our surroundings without any electronics distractions.  When you are together this way, is when you really realize that this is what life is all about.  Enjoying each other and relishing each moment.  Laughing, hugging and smiling.

When we came back to the Airstream after our big day, the boys settled down to a game of Monopoly and I got very excited over the thought of preparing this recipe.  The hardest part about this recipe was peeling the butternut squash.  Honestly, this was SO good!  And it was perfect after a chilly day.  I suggest preparing the risotto first since the scallops cook up in no time.

Bon Appetit!

Feb 242011

I absolutely adore this small space kitchen, sometimes I will even cook in it when the Airstream is at home.  Why?  The generous countertops, big double sinks, the abundant storage, the three range gas cooktop and my handy little oven with an awesome broiler (with real flames!) all contained in a small space for cooking simple meals – the same meals you cook at home can be a reality on the road.  For exampe, my little oven managed to cook a 10 pound Thanksgiving turkey, no problem!  Plus clean up is a breeze.  What I love about our Airstream’s kitchen is that everything has it’s place so there is no need to store/keep things all over your countertops.  Everything is literally right at your fingertips and using limited gadgets and appliances makes your happy cooking experience even more so.  Our Dometic fridge is also a great size where I have been able to keep upwards of 1 weeks worth of recipe’s perishables.


Feb 242011

On the morning of our second day in Rockaway, Oregon, where our Airstream was camped right across from the ocean, we woke up to the endings of a coastal storm.   The night was amazing — incredible high winds, huge waves crashing in the distance, rain pounding down on the Airstream.  The Airstream was literally rocking back and forth from those winds — hubby commented how it felt like it used to when we were on our boat.  The night definitely gave the name “Land Yacht” some true meaning.  But while the Airstream was gently rocking from those high winds, I had a warm and fuzzy feeling inside knowing we were toasty warm, cozy and safe from those elements.  I don’t think I ever slept so good as I did that night.

On the menu for breakfast was a breakfast scramble to go — we took these little tasty pockets of heaven down to the beach and enjoyed the sweeping views of the Oregon coast.

Feb 232011

I could have this for breakfast, lunch and dinner, everyday.  Hubby and B also agree.   It is so simple to make and so good!

I prepared this simple meal after a big day spent on the beach.  We all sat together inside the Airstream where it was warm and cozy and enjoyed this delicious meal while watching the end of the day happenings on the beach.  People were packing up and rushing to get home — but we, on the other hand, were already home.

Feb 232011

Did I mention how fun it is to be able to take your kitchen with you where ever you please?  Cooking simple, healthy and fantastic meals is truly possible anywhere you may be with your Airstream.  That is the beauty when traveling this way.  On this particular morning, we towed our Airstream onto a beach (right onto the sand that is) along the Oregon coastline so I could prepare the boys some breakfast while they enjoyed a morning of beachcombing.

Steel cut oats was on the menu and since this was already prepared so simply (see recipe below) all I had to do was to heat it up and add some toppings.

Bon appetit!

Feb 232011

This was such an awesome city — Pacific City that is, located along the Oregon coastline.  Everyone here was so nice and went out of their way to educate us on their culture and way of life.  Easy going is the name of the game  here — no one is in a rush (which is so refreshing these days) and everyone you meet, will smile at you.  That alone, makes me happy.

On our way up along the coast towards Pacific City, we stopped and met Tim at Oregon Surf Shop located in Lincoln City.  What a great guy!  Friendly as can be and so very helpful.  His shop was totally amazing filled with everything you could possibly need for a day (or two, or three?) of surfing — even lessons too.  If you are ever in the area and want to give surfing a shot, I say call Tim!

We met some talented surfers who allowed us to take some pictures of them in action.  It’s no wonder this place attracts surfers from all over the Oregon coast.  It’s beauty and great waves are hard to pass up.

We stayed at one of the most beautiful, clean RV parks ever and it is literally, right across the street from the Ocean and awesome surfing!  Cape Kiwanda RV Resort.  They have an indoor pool, hot tub, work out facility — the bathrooms are clean and showers are coin-free.  I can not recommend this place enough!  Did I mention how friendly the staff was?  Unbelieveably so.  If you are ever in the area, this is the place to stay!

Located in Pacific City is Moment Surf Company.  Thank you to Jeff who was so very helpful with his local knowledge of the surfing scene at Pacific City.

If you have an itch for some mid winter surfing, this is the place to be.  Friendly people, beautiful scenery and amazing talent all rolled up in one amazing spot.  Pacific City, Oregon!