Showing posts from March, 2016

Local Tourist: Strawberry Farm Shenanigans

Fruit is one of the few things that I've always been a fan of. As a picky eater growing up, I always knew that I could turn to fruit as my option if they were serving things that I wasn't a fan of. Strawberries have always been one of my favorites. I have memories of being a little girl, riding in the back seat of my dad's car and him pulling off into some dusty side stand to pick the best and juiciest strawberries from the baskets presented. There were always samples to be had and my fingers were for sure red and mouth sticky by the time we got back in the car. I loved it. 

To this day I can't help but wonder what the berries are looking like at every stand we pass and being in southern California a 12 month growing season, California strawberries aren't hard to find but can be hard to pass up. My dad is one of those people that can't pass them up and lucky for me if he sees some when he's on his way to my house he'll waste no time scooping them up. Fre…

Good Eats: Tour de Fork Date Night!

As I was doing a clean up of my phone over the weekend and trying to upload the photos onto my laptop I stumbled across all the pics from our  2015 #DorseySummerofFood . It was fun to scroll through and see all the fabulous stuff we tried and laugh at the randomness of some of the shots. But then I also realized, there were a few that I hadn't posted about here. Sure there were a flood of photos on my Insta but I never actually wrote about my experiences there. 

So I figured, no time like the present as most of these events are coming up again and it would be a good time to try and get a jump on tickets! I got invited to the Tour de Fork at Victoria Gardens and they were gracious enough to include a plus one so I asked my husband on a midweek foodie date.

Unlimited tastings and up to five beverage tastings? What's not to enjoy? The fact that I got to hang out with my guy and continue the birthday celebration was just icing on the cupcake.  It was great because while Victoria Gar…

Local Hangs: Brunchin Like Whoa

I fully admit to being a little bit anal and OCD about my schedule and my calendar organization. Even if I might forget about an event or two (likely because it was NOT on my calendar or was told to my husband) I am 100% committed to being organized about my activities. And its not like I do SO MUCH all the time, but with kids, shit and last minute birthday parties happen so I do my best to stay on top of things.
In that regard, I've made it a point to schedule out time with friends and family (husband included) as often as my time and budget allow. It makes me feel good knowing I have set times to see people and keeps me accountable. Cuz I'm also a low-key flaker. Because introverted Gemini. I got issues.

Some time last year, my youngest sister-in-love and I were discussing our love of brunch and mimosas and talked up "getting brunch" on a double date. Great! We're so excited and thrilled to be setting this up, but life being what it is, our schedules never panned…