Tag Archives: Food

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

We’re cresting the mid-point of the typical summer months here (I know, technically summer goes into September, but everyone mentally counts summer as June/July/August). Plus, by September I’m sure it’ll be raining again. Which, in retrospect it did yesterday too. … Read More Here

Dîner en Blanc 2019: Dinner with 10,000 People in Paris

For the past half a decade, we’ve attended Dîner en Blanc in Paris. And almost every year I’ve posted about it. Perhaps more for me than for you. This year will be no different. And despite us no longer living … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s the latest and greatest from the land of…well…me? 1) Reverse Unboxing Sometimes, unboxing comes after product usage.  As strange as that may seem.  Occasionally I’ll get final products without boxes.  Either because the boxes weren’t ready yet, because I … Read More Here

A Grand Budapest Weekend

This past weekend we flew the quick two hours over to Budapest, Hungary to enjoy a long weekend in this Eastern European capital city.  Many of our friends had made similar trips last winter, and all found it far exceeded … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Past Weekend

Since I’ve got less than 45 minutes until my flight departs, we’re going to go bullet-point style to cover the randomness that was this weekend: (Edit: Ok, my attempt to publish before departure was thwarted by my little friend…slow internet.) … Read More Here

Paris Blog: An evening market cooking class

With the summer over, it’s time to get some more Paris Blog posts up and (no pun intended) – cookin’ again.  In fact, cooking would be the name of the game tonight.  We had kept on toying with the idea … Read More Here

Paris Blog: Friday night date night…at the restaurant supply store

While many couples may go out on the town on Friday night in Paris (or anywhere else for that matter), we’ve gone and created a bit of a twist on the traditional Friday night date night.  In our case, we … Read More Here

More trainers, a touch of snow, and a new bike

It’s been just over five months since we moved to Paris, and thus, it’s been just over five months since The Girl last rode her bike.  Due to a issue with the frame near the rear derailleur hanger attachment point … Read More Here

Paris Blog: Going to the farm and picking fresh produce!

One of the things we both really enjoy doing is going to u-pick farms and picking our own fruits and vegetables.  In the past, we’ve primarily picked apples, blueberries, and strawberries.  Given it’s fall (crazy, huh?), we figured it was … Read More Here

A long ride from Paris

This weekend I was back in Paris, following up on a trip from a few weeks ago with a pile more meetings on Thursday/Friday.  Given the opportunity to tie it into the weekend, I figured I’d forgo traditional American BBQ … Read More Here

Spending time in Boston and Washington–without leaving Virginia

Within the US there exists boatloads of cities that have identical names to those of other far more prominent cities in far away lane.  For example: Florence, SC (have spent a fair bit of time there in fact).  Or Paris, … Read More Here

New products, cold runs…and homemade cheese balls!

After getting back from Vegas on (yet another) redeye and going straight to work, I was exhausted come Thursday evening and Friday.  Which might explain why I managed now almost three straight days of falling asleep early, and sleeping really … Read More Here

A Packed Labor Day Weekend

This weekend was pretty packed with goodness. From flights to near-20 milers (running) to a full house sit-down dinner.  Let the games begin! On Friday evening we flew up to Connecticut for a Saturday wedding – this would be the … Read More Here

A bit of Washington DC flavor in my weekend

The weekend started off with a Friday evening swim at the outdoor pool, which is one of my favorite summer activities.  I just love being able to swim outdoors, especially in the evening when it’s quieter.  Regrettably, there’s only a … Read More Here

A weekend back home training in the heat and rain

This is the first weekend I’ve spent at home since June 25th, and I took full advantage of all the things that I normally do around the area on a weekend. That started Friday night with a swim at the … Read More Here

Friday Tidbits (lots of them!)

All sorts of things moving and shaking around here, most of which will bubble up to the surface in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, here’s a few random notables for the week thus far. What my iPhone history … Read More Here

How to travel (a lot) and still eat (mostly) healthy

I’ve talked in the past a bit about nutrition and how I balance my desire to eat everything that looks great with attempting to be healthy in my choices.  Yet how does that jive with all the travel I do … Read More Here

Back to DC…and time to cook a grand dinner!

But…before we cook, we must take care of business.  And takin’ care of business means a new rolling pin. Why a rolling pin you ask?  Well, frequent folks to my product reviews know that I often use the rolling pin … Read More Here

A moving bit of Seoul Food

I arrived into Seoul in a general state of confusion.  Usually I have a much better handle on travel logistics for cities I’m arriving in, but somehow things got busy and I didn’t quite have the time to ensure I … Read More Here

Steaks, Ducks and Planks

Now that I’m home for a short bit, I’ve been enjoying kicking off the weekend with a bit of cooking – just like last weekend.  After consulting with The Girl, I checked in and see what she wanted.  Turned out … Read More Here

Finally…a weekend at home: Pumpkins and Training

After more weeks of travel than I can realistically count, I landed into Washington National Airport late Thursday night, and finally got a complete and full weekend at home.  Woohoo! And there’s no better way to kick-off a Friday night … Read More Here

Man Overboard

This weekend was jam packed with stuff, up until this evening it was pretty much go-go-go!  Well, except a very long aquatic journey.  But we’ll get to that in a second… First up was Friday evening.  The Girl was busy … Read More Here

How I attempt to balance nutrition and sport

Before I get into the fun part – let me explain upfront that I’m not a nutritionist, I don’t play one on TV and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn last night.  So, anything I note below is simply … Read More Here

I want my free cookie back

(Note: Sometimes you dig deep into the things I haven’t yet posted jar…just like you dig deep into the cookie jar.) I like cookies.  Quite a bit in fact.  Today alone I ate a whole bunch of cookies as part … Read More Here


When you cook a fair bit, there tends to be occasional mishaps.  Some are minor, like forgetting to put in an ingredient, and some are more…umm..catastrophic…like nearly melting your BBQ and burning down your house.  This is the tale of … Read More Here