Oct 212014
 

Fab Finds Tuesday // RV Acccessories via J5MM.com

  1. If there was every a one-pot-wonder — this is it.  Small yet mighty — perfect for making soup for two, sweet and savory sauces, puddings and morning oats.  It is the perfect little deep frying vessel because it is just the right size to keep things under control.  Take for example these Fall Apple Pumpkin Fritters I made.  Heavenly I tell you — Heavenly :)  But mostly I use it to make breakfast porridge for B and the clean up is quite amazing.  Find it here
  2. Pumpkin Carving Templates :) B wants to carve out the trailer one and I am in love with the campfire scene — these are by far the cutest glamping and camping templates I have ever seen — from KOA
  3. I will admit, I have gone through more coffee making devices than I care to admit on the Airstream but when ordering more capsules for my Nespresso maker (that USED to be on the Airstream and since moved it indoors because it was a little too big for the Airstream counter) I discovered this little gem.  Tiny and space saving and the price can’t be beat — $99.00.  I was sold on the red one.  Check out all the colors (blue, white, cream, and more) here
  4. I’m not really a big fan of cornbread — mine always turns out so crumbly and dry and well — this recipe may be my saving grace.  Can’t wait to try!  Find it here

I hope these finds inspire you — and for the record:  none of the above mentioned products/companies are my sponsors.  They are merely things I find that I think are just fantabulous!

Thank you for being here :)

Peace & Love,

Monica xoxo

Breakfast Apple pumpkin Fritters

Breakfast Apple pumpkin Fritters

Apple Pumpkin Fritters

Dec 262013
 

orcas-island-map

Ever since bringing home our Airstream in 2010 it has somewhat become a tradition to spend the cozy Thanksgiving holiday in the San Juan Islands – specifically Orcas Island.   Year after year we return with the longing of peace, relaxation and just taking things easy next to the Salish Sea.

There is never a dull moment when spending time in the islands . . . Continue reading »

Nov 032013
 

Pressure Cooked Beef Short Ribs

From a summer full of adventure to the new season of Fall —  it’s been a lot of fun glamping in the Airstream during this season of change.  I continue to pick apples off my heirloom trees after my early morning walks through the quiet town of Roslyn with Oliver.  It’s a sweet ritual I have come to adore and really look forward to.

While cleaning/organizing the storage in my Airstream last weekend, I happened upon my beloved pressure cooker.  It was good timing too as sitting in my fridge were  some beautiful beef short ribs I was planning on braising away in the Airstream kitchen for a few hours for dinner that evening.  Thankfully with the pressure cooker it not only cut down the timing of braising by more than half, it also produced some of the most deliciously flavored short ribs I have had in a long time.  In less than one hour I was able to serve up those fall-off-the-bone beauties atop a bed of fluffy sweet potatoes. I will admit, I was little upset with myself that I had forgotten about my pressure cooker.  It truly is a time (and propane!)  saver in the silver kitchen. Continue reading »

Dec 082011
 

Breakfast on Lopez Island, WA State

What a beautiful morning.   The sun was rising like a brilliant gem in the sky lighting up our surrounding landscape with beautiful hues of yellow and orange.

Breakfast on Lopez Island, WA State

Breakfast this morning was a warm bowl of steel cut oats, to eat outside. I followed my recipe here and added 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie filling while I was warming it up. I folded in a handful of white chocolate chips too.

To finish off this decadent breakfast, I pulled out my brand new kitchen torch so I could melt or “Brulee,” some sugar on top.

The result? An amazing hard-shell candy top to a heavenly bowl of sweet and rich steel cut oats.

To me? This was dessert.  B must have felt the same. He devoured the entire bowl, and asked for more.

Success!

Breakfast on Lopez Island, WA State Odlin County Park

Sep 302011
 

We got comfortable.  Very, comfortable.  Spending the warm lazy days of summer in Roslyn, WA and the surrounding area has been such a heart warming experience.  We fished, we cooked, we swam and we golfed.   But now it’s time to say goodbye.  We can feel the slight chill in the air and the leaves are beginning to change their colors.  Fall is upon us and it’s time to bring the Airstream back home and get her ready for her new adventure.  The San Juan Islands.

Until next year sweet Roslyn, we will miss you.

Warm Pumpkin Scones with Maple Butter, a Sweet Farewell

Pumpkin Cream Scone Recipe