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I adore this time of year which brings us the celebration of Valentine’s Day.  As I walk around town I see in storefront windows sweet chocolates for sale, heart shaped candies and sentiments of LOVE all around.  I see a handsome young man cross the street with the biggest bouquet of red roses and a pink package under his arm, surely intended for his love.  My heart feels warm and fuzzy and I am struck by cupids arrow which gets me in the mood for Valentine’s Day ❤

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What better way for hubby, B, Oliver and I to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a trip with our silver girl to the romantic snowy mountains of Montana.  I decide with B to decorate her for our trip with hearts and pink bunting and other Valentine’s day goodies while cooking up a small batch of a heavenly sweet orange concoction in my kitchen.  We are crazy for citrus and having a bushel of oranges leftover from our Super Bowl party has led me to become obsessed with figuring out the best way to use them up.  A lemon curd is one of our favorite accompaniments to breakfast yogurt so why not create an orange version (recipe to follow).  I should also say this is particularly delicious spread on buttered toast !

Today we enjoy it layered in a breakfast parfait of plain Greek yogurt, strawberries and chopped hazelnuts. Perfectly bright and delicious :)

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We make an “I Love You,” bunting and I can’t decide where to hang it.

“Maybe we should make another one mommy,” B suggests  (he understands my OCD with things like this)

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Valentines Day Airstream Style via J5MM.com // RV Lifestyle Airstream Style

I design on the computer a small Valentine’s Day banner/flag.  We print it out, fold the top edge over the back a bit, tape it closed and slide a pipe cleaner inside for support.  We then string happy colorful string from which it will hang.

We hand stamp and decorate home made cards to give and have a truly enjoyable morning crafting.

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We soon leave on our trip and I am excited to share with you here on J5MM all about our travels and experiences when we return.  Hopefully the roads won’t be too bad getting there and hopefully there will be plenty of snow in the campground and on the mountain.  The boys will be skiing and I’ll be keeping the home fires burning while they are away.  I have been invited to take a snow shoe hike through Glacier National Park by an on-line friend I recently met and can hardly wait.

I plan on actively tweeting, instagramming and facebooking if you would like to tag along.

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In the meantime, if you would like to add some Valentine’s Day charm to your RV and you like what I have designed, you can print this out :)  Simply click on the image below to download the PDF.  Cut out the banner, fold the top over the back by about 3/4 inch, tape shut and slide a pipe cleaner through the opening and tie string to hang.  Et Voila!  Instant RV decor for Valentine’s Day.

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With all my heart,

Monica xoxo

Orange Curd


  • 2 medium (organic because you will be using the zest)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)


Step 1
Zest your two oranges and squeeze the juice adding both into a small sauce pan.
Step 2
Add the rest of the ingredients, whisking to combine.
Step 3
Turn on the heat to medium and stir continually until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Around 7 minutes.
Step 4
Remove from heat and let cool. Mixture will thicken even more as it cools.
Step 5
This delicious concoction will stay good in your fridge for about a week (covered)
Step 6
Bon appétit!
Sep 132011

Sweet Roslyn.  Deep history and some of the friendliest, down-to-earth folks you will ever meet.  But you’ve heard me say that before…

If you are planning a trip to the area next summer, the Roslyn Sunday Market is a must.  Fresh veggies from local farms, homemade goods, beautiful art and best of all, the people.  It is a guaranteed excellent, heart warming good time.

A breakfast of orange ricotta hotcakes and we were out the Airstream door headed here . . .

The Roslyn Sunday Market and Orange Ricotta Hotcakes

That’s Paul looking at me funny (before I introduced myself) – you can find him at the Ellensburg market every Saturday from Parke Creek Farm.  Just about the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.  I say in Ellensburg because, sadly this was the last Sunday Market in Roslyn.

Roslyn Sunday Market and Ricotta Orange Hotcakes

I will miss you Roslyn, so much.  The weather is slowly changing and it’s time to change our Airstream venue — I can almost hear the San Juan Islands calling . . .

Recipe here

Jan 232011

This really turned out to be incredible.  Probably the best french toast I have ever made.  In the end you sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of the baked french toast and put it under the broiler for about 30 seconds.  Then what happens is almost magical.  The sugar carmelizes and when left to cool for a few minutes, turns into a hard candy shell on top.  Almost like a french toast creme brulee!

You can use whatever bread you like but since I wanted my boys to have sustained energy for another day of skiing, I used multi-grain.