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baked banana bread doughnuts

I keep ending up with brown bananas and want to make some bread or muffins or something with them, but I don’t get to it, and they get even too ripe for using for...

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another chance, again.

A bit over 13 years ago, I was on my way towards having bariatric surgery. It was a choice I made to try and improve my health. Gastric bypass was a surgery that had...

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bird watching on the coast

We took an afternoon drive to Ocean Shores, starting out with a trek along the beach at Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area. Didn’t see much in the way of birds there except for the cormorant...

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try, try again

When planning a trip to the outdoors, it can help to have a backup plan. And a backup to the backup. We had planned to go out to the coast with some friends, but...

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marshed mallows

This is a treat I think I first found through Alton Brown’s Good Eats show. Well, I knew what marshmallows were before that, but this is the recipe that got me interested in making...

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lessons learned: just get out there

The obstacles ahead of us wanting to start down a new path can seem insurmountable. And they will be, if we don’t take that first step, if we don’t just get out there. I’ve...

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lessons learned: share the journey

As mentioned before, there will be both obstacles and celebrations to be had. In either situation, having the support of those around you can be crucial. Having that circle of support from family or...

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lessons learned: it’s not the destination

It’s not JUST about the destination, sometimes it’s about just trying. On this particular trip, a friend and I were looking to snowshoe Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. As the name implies,...

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