Happy November friends! Looking back on my photos from the month, it was basically all food and dogs (I mean, what’s new?). So anyways, here are some things that happened this month!
I cooked a lot. I like to stay pretty far ahead when it comes to content creation, which gives me the flexibility to travel and take a day off now and then. So I tested and shot all of the recipes coming your way through January!
I’ve also been working on streamlining a process to get a video of each recipe for the visual learners! Which involves a whole different approach to recipe shoot days (AND involves doing my hair and makeup, gross). I’ve been posting them over on TikTok – let me know what you want to see next!
Outside of the kitchen, we’ve just been doing our usual thing – exploring eateries and hikes around Denver! Some of my favorites from the month included:
City o’ City, a vegan restaurant in Cap Hill with the most delicious seitan wings (my version of the vegan wings here)!
Hiking around Golden and Morrison (pictured below is the Clear Creek Trail near Golden, and the Turkey Trot near Morrison).
Naughty List Christmas Pop-Up, which we accidentally stumbled upon before they had officially opened to the public, but still managed to grab a cup of spiked cider.
We also made our semi-regular trip down to San Antonio to visit the beau. Rhubarb is starting to get used to the whole 14-hour car ride thing, and mostly just stares at the back of my head the whole time.
Station Cafe in San Antonio is my most favorite sandwich shop in the world, but has tricky business hours that we’re not usually around for. So whenever I can, I go. I tried their Vegan Banh Mi and was in heaven (my version of the recipe here).
Wurstfest in New Braunfels was the perfect excuse to break out my dirndl and drink giant beers.
The Jewel at 1102 is one of my new favorites in San Antonio. It’s a dog-friendly coffee shop and bar in the heart of King William.
The Friendly Spot is a favorite of mine and Rhubarb’s, where we both got off-menu deliciousness (her bacon, me hot cocoa).
Buying Taylor Swift tickets for our group of friends took years off my life (not to mention the hours upon hours spent trying to get them). But after many many many failed attempts at getting seats to various shows around the country (while sitting in a Mexican restaurant on the Texas coast), I managed to get a few of those golden tickets.
Beaching It – We love taking Rhubarb down to the coast where she chases seagulls down the beach and meets new animals (she had a healthy fear of the pelicans). We usually camp a night or two in the luxurious twin-sized truck bed camper, although I’m clearly a third wheel when it comes to the cuddle puddle.
And I launched an apparel brand! Dog apparel, obviously. After months of testing various bandana designs and fabrics, I finally reached a product I loved. So I brought it down to Texas with me to test out.
The concept – bandanas that speak a message. Because the thing is, Rhubarb is an anxious girl and doesn’t like being pet by strangers (though she does like being around people). So I created a line of bandanas for dogs like her who just need to tell the world something!
By the time the 3rd person asked where I got her bandana from, I knew the bandanas were ready for the world. Check out the Bone Appétreat shop to see my whole line of dog bandanas (along with some people apparel as well)!
Wishing you a happy December and holiday season, friend!