Evacuating From Hurricane Irma

I had hoped that my next post would be about snorkeling in Biscayne Bay — a great outdoor activity I want to enjoy before Miami’s long summer ends — but nature had other plans. We’re in the middle of another busy Atlantic hurricane season, and just weeks after being gripped by horrifying images of Hurricane … Read more Evacuating From Hurricane Irma

Cape Cod: The Beach

Cape Cod is a thin spit of land extending into the Atlantic off the eastern coast of Massachusetts, surrounded by water. That means plenty of beaches on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, and a week on Cape Cod — especially a family reunion with beach-loving family members — will certainly involve plenty of beach … Read more Cape Cod: The Beach

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 Carrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition