Heading to the Mountains

August 21, 2009

This last bit of summer is busy around here.  We went to Lopez Island for a couple of days earlier this week and tomorrow we head to Sun Valley for a week with my family.  After Randy’s horrendous travel schedule this summer, I am glad we can wind down a bit as we head into fall.

I am very much looking forward to this trip.  We started going to Sun Valley when I was 11 years old – to ski in the winter and to enjoy all a mountain resort with incredible weather has to offer in the summer.  It is one of my favorite places on Earth.  We will be staying right in the delightful town of Ketchum and, because of the ages of our children, will most likely take it pretty easy.  Walks to the park, maybe a chair lift ride up the mountain, a swim here and there, a visit to a gorgeous lake, and lots of eating.  I must have an Idaho baked potato.  If you haven’t had the pleasure, there is a reason Idaho license plates say “Famous Potatoes”.

I had hoped to prepare a couple of posts to publish while I was gone, but it’s just not to be.  Like I did the last time I skipped town, I want to recommend some awesome sites that I am just loving these days.

I love Gwen at Pen and Fork for her innovative and downright delicious looking food.

I love Sala at Veggie Belly for her incredible vegetarian food, amazing photography, and for being one of the kindest people I have encountered in the blog world.

I love Sara at Sprouted Kitchen for the artful photography and healthy but nourishing food.

I love Tara at Seven Spoons for her perfectly worded prose and delightful recipes (and also for being a mom of two young boys).

I love Ashley at Not Without Salt for her ingenious ways with food and her easy-on-the-eyes web site.  (Another mom of two young boys.)

I love Marta at Just Call Me Marta for her wise words and incredibly positive approach to life and it’s challenges.

And I love Sarah at In Praise of Leftovers because she is a good reminder that we all could do more, not only with the food that we already have in our kitchens, but also for the community.

There are many more – I could probably make this list once a week and add new sites each time.  Enjoy your reading and I’ll be back with more Treats in a week.


  1. A lovely roundup of fellow bloggers – agree with every description! Here’s to a fabulous and relaxing holiday in Idaho! Never been to Sun Valley, but looks amazing.



    Comment by heather — August 22, 2009 @ 12:34 am

  2. Have a great time. I love Sun Valley, we used to go every year when I was a kid.

    Comment by Maria — August 22, 2009 @ 2:25 am

  3. Thanks for another great summer reading list. Always fun to to find that others appreciate the same ones I do and to find some new ones!

    Comment by Errin — August 22, 2009 @ 4:12 am

  4. Have a wonderful a wonderful one!

    Comment by elra — August 22, 2009 @ 5:18 am

  5. thank you ;) you will be missed, can’t wait to hear about the trip!

    Comment by Sprouted Kitchen — August 22, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

  6. Awww you sweet, sweet woman. From one Mama to another, the shout out is all the more special. Enjoy your time away, we’ll be thinking of you!

    Comment by Tara — August 22, 2009 @ 11:07 pm

  7. Oh my goodness, Dana… thanks for recommending me. Whew! The pressure! I must get in the kitchen and live up to my reputation, ha!

    LOVED the one fly-fishing trip we took to Ketchum. We stopped in this adorable Java shop every morning, and saw Demi Moore and Bruce Willis (separately, of course). They were just regular customers and no one (but me) stared with my jaw dropped, ha!

    Comment by Chef Gwen — August 23, 2009 @ 4:44 am

  8. Have a great time Dana and take lots of photos :)

    Comment by Jacqueline — August 23, 2009 @ 10:05 am

  9. Oooh, some awesome blogs here. Thanks for the list, Dana. And have a great holiday!

    Comment by Hilary — August 23, 2009 @ 11:52 am

  10. Thanks, Dana!

    I hope you have a perfectly perfect vacation with your family. We’ll miss you!

    Comment by The Leftoverist — August 24, 2009 @ 6:41 am

  11. Have a wonderful trip! =)

    Comment by Ashley — August 24, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

  12. I love Sara’s blog, and am going to check out the others now. That should keep me busy while you are gone! Have a great time!

    Comment by fresh365 — August 25, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

  13. What a great array of food blogs. I knew some of them, but many were new to me – and I love them all. We have similar taste in blogs! Great post. Have an awesome vacation.

    Comment by Allison Arevalo — August 26, 2009 @ 6:36 am

  14. Have a wonderful time!

    Comment by Emily — August 28, 2009 @ 6:39 am

  15. Thanks for the links, I visited everyone of them. Have a great time!

    Comment by Hélène — August 30, 2009 @ 12:48 am

  16. Enjoy your holiday! I love this list of food blogs and there are a few that I don’t know. Hooray, I love finding new sites.

    Comment by kickpleat — August 30, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

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