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Our blog chronicles the lives of two thirty-somethings living and loving in Oakland. We talk a lot about food, wine, travel and our house - a 1916 Craftsman in a part of town that was once described as "up and coming."

[TRAVEL] We've Been Off Adventuring

Authors: Becky Caudill

Sorry for the radio silence around these parts. As you can see, we've been a bit busy.

I'll be back in the coming days with the full story, recommendations ... and of course, more pictures than you ever thought you wanted to see....

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[TRAVEL] Family Vacations

Authors: Becky Caudill

You've heard a lot about my ancestry/heritage throughout the years here on the blog (Irish, Scottish, German), but not a lot about Alan's. His mom is 100% Sicilian; her parents having come to America as adults. Alas, even though my mother in law identifies strongly as a Sicilian American, she's never had the opportunity to...

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[TRAVEL] A Weekend in PDX

Authors: Becky Caudill

Last week I was scheduled to be in the Beaverton, Oregon, office for a few days so I dragged Alan up north for a few days of food, drink, and fun.
We flew in on Saturday morning and made an immediate bee-line to the food carts. I scrapped my food restrictions for the weekend, starting off with a porchetta sandwich from The Pig...

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[FOOD] Dinner is Served

Authors: Becky Caudill

This is what Sunday dinner looks like at casacaudill. 


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[TRAVEL] Where NOT to Stay in Portland

Authors: Becky Caudill

Friends - if you're coming to PDX and wondering where to stay, DO NOT book The Nines. Despite it's (supposed) 5-star rating, our stay has been a nightmare. Even with my company's preferred corporate corporate rate, I'll never stay here again. 

Here's a little story ...

We got here on Saturday at 4 p.m. to check in - room's...

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[FOOD] Paleo Lite Not Right For Me Anymore

Authors: Becky Caudill


So ... this quest for optimum health via the food I eat is an interesting one. Veggie + Sea was going well for me, minus the whole inflamed joints thing. Then we went back to eating low carb with meat. Oh goodness. The nausea and the bloating. I seriously feel like my stomach is going to explode Total Recall style. And my...

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[LOCAL] Scenes from an Oakland Afternoon

Authors: Becky Caudill

Of course I chose the hottest day of the year (so far) to take my fitness "routine" from the treadmill to the great outdoors. While, yes, I was near to melting from the heat (77 degrees according to my phone), at least the scenery was pretty darn good. That is, until I saw a drug deal and several homeless people sleeping in...

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[FOOD] The Diet Experiments Continue

Authors: Becky Caudill

After our trip to New Orleans, we continued to eat vegetarian, but added seafood into the mix. For the most part, this was an incredibly satisfying way to eat. I can only recall a handful of times where I felt stumped by what I should have for lunch or dinner, or disappointed with what was ultimately consumed (and that was...

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[TRAVEL] Lake Tahoe for Non-Skiers

Authors: Becky Caudill

Y'all have heard about the drought conditions that California is currently suffering through, right? During our winter months I can only recall four times that it rained for the entirety of the season. Many of the weekends, if you hadn't looked closely at the calendar, you would have thought fell smack dab in the middle of...

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[LIFE] Can You Be A Writer If You Don't Ever Finish Writing Anything?

Authors: Becky Caudill

When people ask me what my hobbies are, I have a pretty straight forward answer. I read, I write, I drink, I cook, I travel (not necessarily in that order). I've done a fairly good job on the reading front, amassing more than 200 books in the past three years. Now, before you go and become super impressed, I have to admit...

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