Hatch Chile Season and Berry Chile Salad

Hatch Chile Season and Berry Chile Salad

I love hatch chile season in Austin. I love that during hatch chile season, you see hatch chiles in just about everything you can think of in grocery stores, restaurants, and food blogs. I haven’t made it to Whole Foods or Central Market to check out their selection yet (and might have missed some of … Continue reading

Brunch at Eastside Cafe

Brunch at Eastside Cafe

I met a friend for brunch at Eastside Cafe this weekend. I have a soft spot for houses-turned-restaurants, so Eastside was love at first sight (and at first smell: you could smell breakfast food as soon as you opened the front door). At 10:30am on a Saturday it was easy to get a table, although … Continue reading

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

We visited Machu Picchu close to halfway through our trip, after having a few days to acclimate to higher altitudes in Cusco. It was amazing! We were fairly lucky, as the days before and after were rainy and heavily cloudy but on the day we went it was clear and only mildly cloudy. We chose … Continue reading

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo

We spent a few nights in Ollantaytambo around our visit to Machu Picchu. Since we’d been hiking quite a bit, we ended up using some of this time to rest before more hikes. We were lucky enough to stumble upon a fun New Year’s Day tradition on our first day. We also discovered that because … Continue reading

New Year’s in Peru

New Year’s in Peru

While we didn’t originally set out to visit Peru over New Year’s, it worked out well that our trip was timed that way. Apparently Cusco is one of the best cities in South America to celebrate New Year’s Eve in. Locals and tourists gather in the Plaza de Armas, watching free live music and dancing … Continue reading