Grilling spiny lobster in Key West

Lobster Lovin’

When I lived in Miami I used to visit the Florida Keys all the time. Camping there is such a different experience than what I was used to in the woods of the more northern parts of the United States. I love the beauty and chill atmosphere of the Keys so much that since moving away from…

A Day in St. John’s

My visit to St. John’s, Newfoundland, began with a bit of excitement. I made it to the hotel just fine, but the hubby had a bit of a delay. Actually, a huge delay. Turns out the one-runway St. John’s airport was shut down due to a bomb threat. My husband’s plane was able to land,…

Signal Hill cannon

Climbing Signal Hill

Sometimes one of your writing gigs sends you on a work trip to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Sometimes you tack on an extra couple days to your work trip to enjoy what the city has to offer. And sometimes the weather cooperates so you can tour to your heart’s content… but this was not one of…

Getting "screeched in" in Newfoundland

Fun Friday: Kissing a Cod

I went to Canada and kissed a cod. No, that’s not a weird analogy, I actually put my lips on a scaly fish and gave it a smooch. I was in St. John’s for a work conference and the locals explained that this is how visitors become honorary Newfoundlanders. So of course I didn’t ask questions…

Sea turtle berry pie

Fun Friday: Sea Turtle Pie

OK, I know you probably saw the title, grimaced and then wanted to move on to the next blog page. But then you got tempted by sheer curiosity of the gross pie you were about to observe. Luckily for you, this post is not actually about using turtles in pies. It’s about a berry pie…