I wish I could claim “Native-Born Oregonian” status, especially since I consider this beautiful state to be my home base. Yet, many Oregonians don’t tell other Oregonians if they were born in California, so I better be vague and say I am native to the Northwest!
I do find time on my summer vacations from teaching Montessori school to travel the world and connect in other places. I have deep roots in Latin America and I lived in Temuco, Chile for a year. If you have seen the film “The Motorcycle Diaries”, a beautiful portrayal of Che Guevara’s life, my summer break in South America followed his same route. I discovered the magical beauty of the southern hemisphere and lure of travel.
I consider myself an outdoor enthusiast, and on weekends you can find my husband and I at the climbing gym or outside on a walk. We love to eat healthy and stay fit, but sometimes that can be hard when I look for gluten-free options. Recently I have been motivated to take my time to prepare meals that are local and more traditional. I find myself recreating some of the things I saw Grossmueti (my grandmother) do in her kitchen. Once I started this blog, I started collecting recipes from my husband’s family in Latin America, friends, and my mom too. This blog is about our adventures with food, as we try to eat more local, and more traditional. I hope it can help to inspire you to find ways to be creative with your food, eat less processed foods and enjoy a wide variety of healthy, seasonal nourishment.
The Oregon Coast: A Rare Sunny Surfing day in November