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Finding Paradise at Home

On June 7th, my husband and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. As a splurge to ourselves, we booked a week-long stay in St. Lucia. We had not ever been on a tropical vacation together and it was extremely relaxing. The food was solid, but not mind blowing by any means and the wine selection grim at best. Don't get me wrong, we had a wonderful time, and we knew what we were in for. You don't book a vacation in the Caribbean for the wine. Everything we ate tasted fresh and was seasoned well and I made Sangria in my mini-fridge with pilfered fruit from the breakfast buffet so it was all good, however I was very happy to be back home cooking creatively in my own kitchen and enjoying a quality glass of wine.

Our timing was perfect to begin eating great again, the week we got back from vacation we had our first CSA pick up of the season with our favorite farmers Half Pint Farms. Fresh produce is so simply satisfying and I incorporated it into every meal. Salad for breakf…

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