Wow! What a ride!

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter S. Thompson Bonfire at Hotel Albert Those immortal words of Mr. Thompson have never rang so clearly in my mind as they do this December afternoon. I’m staring down at the end...

Making Pastry

For the past four weeks, every Wednesday I kiss the dogs goodbye, throw my overnight bag in the car and make the gorgeous two and a half hour drive from Dillon to Missoula. I love having that time to myself. I listen to our local NPR station, I daydream, I watch the drop-dead scenery roll by. Sometimes I turn off the radio, roll down the windows and just breathe in that cold, clear mountain air. Heaven. And it’s about this...

Day 1 of Unrealistic Optimism

  I started my “garden” yesterday. Nevermind that we got inches of snow two days earlier or that there was a Winter Storm Warning in effect for my region or that I live in a motorhome. Nope, it didn’t deter me. That brilliant spring sunshine was glittering down, warming up my hair and hands and I looked over at the sad, listless cilantro that I’d been carting around and it was like a little bell sounded. DING! Time to garden!...

What’s For Dinner? Vegetarian Chili

  As a vegetarian, I get asked a lot, “Well, what do you eat?” No joke, people really do ask me that question. It’s always amused me a bit but now I’m also being asked for recipes as more and more people have started looking at healthier meal options.  Look, I’m warning you right now that I am in no way a great cook. Baker, sure I can hold my own, but cooking? It’s just not something I do for...

Cruising Home and Settling In

  We made it! Ahh, our feet are firmly and happily planted on Montana soil once again and we haven’t stopped moving since we arrived. We’ve reconnected with friends and family, I’ve started my pastry class (more on that soon!), we went and checked out the old motel we bought (that’s a whole post on its own) and Erik even raced in the Rocky Mountain Roubaix. I’m still trying to unpack and settle us in our new location, Dillon, MT...

See you later, Clovis

So, yea, it’s been..um…fun to get to know you but I’ve really gotta go now. Oh, sure, yea, maybe someday we can do lunch….NOT! My time in Clovis, NM. This about sums it up....