Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Like many people, we are very glad to put 2016 in the rear view mirror. But as we do, to wrap up my first year of blogging, I thought it appropriate to do a post reflecting on how well we met some of our annual goals. An important reason I wanted to start blogging was … Read more

Carrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition

Ken’s father’s family originated from Croatia, and like other immigrants they brought their home country food traditions to America. One that has survived to the present day in our family is the time-intensive and resource-intensive walnut-filled coffee cake known as povitica. It’s not a particularly sweet bread, since Eastern Europe traditionally did not have easy … Read more

Enjoying the Silence at Shark Valley in Everglades NP

It’s hard to believe that we have been living full time in Miami for over a year, and had not yet visited the Everglades from our new home base. Miami has the distinction of bordering two of the most unique national parks in the country — the underwater wonderland of Biscayne National Park and the … Read more