Things are different over-seas, including The Food Network. Something you should know about me is that I love The Food Network. I believe Ina Garten is my cooking fairy God Mother (and Julia Child is my cooking Great God Mother, if that's a thing) and I have honestly learned so much from watching various TV shows, even if I'm falling asleep to them.
So basically, you can take the Call's out of California but you can't take the California out of the Call's! What does that mean exactly? Well, we craved things from home...the beach, the perfect weather, Trader Joes, the mountains, our family, our friends, In-N-Out and...MEXICAN FOOD!
My brother, my sister-in-law and my adorable little niece (and soon to be 2 nieces!) all live in Boise, ID. I am definitely not thrilled about being states away from them, but it does make it extra extra special when we do get to spend time with together.
I am pretty sure Sean and I ate a scone and drank multiple cups of English Breakfast Tea every single day while in the UK...and that is what lead to our snug fitting pants, extra winter layer and a new found love for cozy tea cups and clotted cream.
Well, here goes nothing! Welcome to my first post in my cookbook journal. I feel as if this is the beginning of a very fun, yummy, and I predict somewhat stressful (nothing a glass of wine or a baguette with cheese or a chat with a friend or a date night with my husband can’t help!) journey that I am SO EXCITED FOR!
You guys are so awesome. Thank you so very much for your love and support for this project of mine! Ya know the feeling of being nervous to take that leap? To actually do what you want to do? The fear of failure? Well, I have been having those feelings for a few months and to be honest, I almost nixed this whole idea and I wasn't even going to try.
Welcome to the new “The Table Trail” blog! I thought it was time for a face lift and with a new venture on my mind, I wanted to give my little space on this big world wide web a fresh start. So, with that being said…It feels a little crazy, a bit surreal, a lot exciting, and slightly nerve-wracking but…I’m thrilled to let you know all know that I am starting to write a cookbook!The Table Trail Cookbook, to be exact!
The days of lugging around a big ol’ backpack, ferociously scanning AirBnb for the best deal in ideal locations, rushing to catch our next bus/plane/train, figuring out driving laws in every country, learning a handful of words in each language, doing our best to chat with locals, and hunting down the best food and drinks now feels like forever ago.
he vision of a morning in Southeast Asia consisted of handcrafted coffee, beautiful bowls full of fresh fruit topped with chia seeds and granola, a swaying palm tree, and a cool ocean breeze sent to tickle our faces and give us a break from the strong rays of sunshine.
After Laos being somewhat of a whirlwind, we were excited to move on to Vietnam and stuff our faces with tons of bahn mi's and drink too much Vietnamese coffee! What else were we excited for? Finally being in a country that housed miles and miles of beautiful beaches.
Laos, oh Laos. How you make us chuckle. You really know how to reel people in with your gorgeous landscape and fun rafting trips and then you just hit them HARD with insane bus rides and stomach cramping foods!
At this very moment, Sean and I are on-board a flight en-route to Bangkok, Thailand. I honestly can’t believe this time has come! When we started planning our trip, Europe seemed so large…so massive…and it felt like we were going to be there for so long.