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I spend a fair amount of time on the road. One of the things that I most enjoy is making my own meals while traveling. Cooking away from home anchors me. I like to be able to nourish myself and the people I’m traveling with, and it’s my favorite way to spend an evening after […]


  • Taste of France - Oh, when I went back to Kenya after 10 years away, what I craved more than anything was a carrot. A stupid, raw carrot, but if you get one without massive chemicals, grown in fertile soil, it tastes better than anything. Sure, I lusted after mangoes and passion fruit and all kinds of other goodies, but I seriously had dreams about Kenyan carrots. I went to a big supermarket and bought a vegetable peeler, and then I went to a real market (not a supermarket for crying out loud) and bought me some fat Kenyan carrots from somebody who grew them. I went back to the hotel, peeled them and ate them all. Heaven. I’m sure the maid staff wondered why in the world there was a plastic bag with carrot peelings in the trash. But SO GOOD. Just thinking about them makes my mouth water.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Great post! I sometimes even take handsoap when I’m going to hotels because they only have bar soap and no where to put itReplyCancel

  • Linda@ThereandBackAgainFood - You’re making me miss my camping days! It is so fun to do everything outside…makes the most mundane chores enjoyable. However, when I travel, I prefer to explore the local eateries as much as possible.ReplyCancel

  • Ashlae - Oh how I wish I could be on the road with you. <3ReplyCancel

  • The Wooden Spoon - What a great post! However, now I really want to take a road trip!ReplyCancel

  • GiGi Eats - Simple is always best in my personal opinion!!!ReplyCancel

  • will - You have enlivened such a large number of Health web journals! Continue doing the Benefits Tips LLL things that you generally do!ReplyCancel

After many years in San Francisco, I have just moved to Portland, Oregon! I am thrilled to be here. I was so ready to shift away from an intensely urban life, I missed the rain desperately, and I am excited to live somewhere that is not dominated by the side effects of the tech economy. […]


  • jade bridge - The photos you taken are very elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Jilee - Welcome to Portland! I’m a local too and so pleased to have you in the area. Excited to see what you do with our local Willamette Valley produce. It is sure to impress!ReplyCancel

  • Dede H. - Welcome to Portland. We have awesome produce, too! It’s exciting to start a new chapter. I hope you’re happy with yur move and I’m looking forward to reading your posts from your new home.ReplyCancel

  • Anya - Congratulations on your move, Kimberley! I’ve still never been to Portland, but it’s been my dream to visit for a while. These photos are so breathtaking, I can feel that sweet, warm summer evening you speak of in them so well.ReplyCancel

  • Walt - What an exceptional post of photos with amazing color & vibrancy! Your photos and narratives really grasp your recipes & travels. Congrats on your move!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley - What a stunning salad and a beautiful table! Welcome to Portland, and good luck settling in!ReplyCancel

  • Raunak - So fun! This place looks dreamy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Phoebe @ Feed Me Phoebe - Congrats Kimberly! I was just in Portland for the weekend and fell in love. We did a week long road trip in Oregon and it’s seriously the most gorgeous state (sorry, cali). so much local flavor. and if you go to the coast, you’ll get your fog fix too :) Good luck! xoxReplyCancel

  • Shanna - These photos! I can’t get over how dreamy they are! Congrats on the new chapter ahead.ReplyCancel

When I first moved to San Francisco, I bristled at the fog. I was deeply attached to traditional notions of summer, and San Francisco’s fog was in direct opposition to any hopes of consistent warm nights, crickets, swimming pools, sunburns, hot weather. Instead, we redirected our disappointment into jokes about the unprepared tourists freezing in […]


  • Linda@ThereandBackAgainFood - What beautiful photographs! I’m envious of your SF summers. Here is Kansas, it is too hot and humid to enjoy being outside, even in the evenings. We get cabin fever from the need to stay in air conditioned comfort.ReplyCancel

  • cynthia - Such a beautiful narrative and such gorgeous words and photos, Kimberley. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Walt - Enjoyed your narrative about SF along with wonderful photography and introduction to Hangar 1. I live in SCA so I’m sorry I can’t enjoy the fog or oysters!ReplyCancel