Jeans and Sweatshirts Tuesday, Jul 10 2012 

First of all, I must say that I am loving the fact that it is mid-July and I get to wear sweatshirts and jeans mist days. It has been anywhere from the 50s to low 70s here in Alaska. I feel bad for all those back in KY (and across the country) who have had multiple days of 100+ degree heat. Let’s get to what has been happening here. I have been busy since the mid-week holiday of July 4.
On Thursday my sister and I had breakfast at Sourdough Sam’s. Rumor has it that when the building burned a family member went back in to get the sourdough starter. My sister had the sourdough pancakes which I tasted and were unique in a good way. I ordered the Belgian waffle with strawberries and whipped cream. Since that was not enough sugar for one day I also got a caramel latte shake from the “farthest north” Cold Stone ice cream store later in the day.
For dinner I made this recipe for baked spaghetti.

Friday involved going to Irasha for sushi and for the third time I got the Mount McKinley roll. I cannot help it-it is just so good that I never want to get anything different. While running errands my sister picked up this:

Saturday involved a trip to the Fairbanks Farmers Market! It was quite large and busy which is always a good thing.
My sister found a beautiful bouquet of peonies:

We got some veggies and stopped at the honey bakery booth for fresh bread, macaroons, blueberry cake and the most delicious cream rolls which were fresh cream surrounded by homemade waffle cone wrapping.
Later that day my sister made chicken salad

20120710-095941.jpg which contained light and dark meat (from a rotisserie chicken), Italian parsley, mayo, tomato, red onion, sliced almonds, and Parmesan cheese.
I made my favorite pimento cheese

I didn’t measure but used freshly grated sharp cheddar, real mayo, cayenne, and diced pimentos. Sometimes I also add diced jalapeƱos for a spicy kick.
Sunday was my brother-in-law’s 30 birthday. My sister made French toast

We celebrated with dinner at Shogun Hibachi Grill and followed with homemade ice cream cake.


My brother-in-law and I went on an adventure yesterday but that deserves it’s own post which will come soon.


Lunch with Mom Monday, Jun 18 2012 

I took my mom out for lunch in between running errands and packing. We went to Meridian Cafe around 11:30. I have been there for breakfast before but never lunch.

I ordered the gourmet grilled cheese which contained 3 types of cheeses, local bacon, avocado, and tomatoes. It was delicious!


Now back to packing. I think Wally might want to go to Alaska too!



Savannah, Georgia Thursday, Jun 14 2012 

On Tuesday we drove to spend the day in Savannah, Georgia. My parents and aunt and uncle have been there before so I was the only “first-timer”. My sister (not on this trip), told me I would like it. She lived here while completing her externship during her last year of vet school.

Even though we did not eat here I took pictures for my sister. The places that has the best fried chicken and banana pudding according to her.



Our home city


I have discovered I love the houses of the South (their design/architecture) and the walkability of this city and another one we took a trip to later in the week:












Lunch was a salad and dessert was Leopold’s coffee chocolate chip ice cream.


And since we were in Savannah on my sister and brother in law’s anniversary I found a picture of their wedding flower.


What a wonderful day!

Oh we did walk by Paula Deen’s restaurant too. It didn’t make the camera roll apparently

Food Frenzy Sunday, Jun 10 2012 

Been having some good food lately.
One of my favorite combinations: Rudi’s bread, almond butter, and banana


Above was the main ingredient for B.L.Ts: local bacon

My favorite pizza: Amy’s roasted vegetable (no cheese)


Miso soup and tofu spring rolls from Simply Thai, one of my favorite Thai restaurants.



New to me larabar flavor (delicious)


Whole foods salad:
The toppings


All mixed together


Farmers’s market blueberries from last Saturday


Allergen-free supercharge me cookie from Annie May’s Sweet Cafe, an allergen free bakery on Frankfort Avenue


Anyone else enjoying some delicious summertime food?

Oh Yes I Did Wednesday, Apr 11 2012 

I went back to Hillbilly Tea today for lunch with my mom. Yes I went there on Monday for lunch and today is only Wednesday. My family had 2 living social deals that were set to expire at the end if the month. I bought one and my parents had bought one. My meal on Monday was so good that I got the exact same thing.


My mom got the smoked chicken salad. She was the adventurous foodie one by trying something different.


Hillbilly Tea Lunch Tuesday, Apr 10 2012 

I have been to Hillbilly Tea once before for breakfast. Yesterday my mom and I went for lunch. I was just as impressed this time as I was on my last visit. The menu is varied and creative as well as offering meat and vegan items. This place is seriously a gem. I can’t wait to bring friends here. One thing to note is that there is on street parking. If it is during the day or afternoon, make sure you have change for the meters.

I ordered the vegan burger and had cheese and bacon added to it. For my side I got roasted sweet potatoes.


It came with a barbecue type sauce but the burger was perfect as is and so I didn’t use any.

For dessert I got some type of moon pie cookie thing. Pardon my lack of appropriate descriptors.


Hillbilly Tea
120 South First Street
Louisville, KY 40202