St. Lucia’s most recognizable feature are the Pitons, two volcanic necks sitting side by side on the Southern coast. They are an Unesco World Heritage Site and are named the Gros (grand) Piton & Petit (petite) Piton. Hiking these was on my bucket list and we couldn’t leave St. Lucia without heading up! We hiked […]

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Southern Pecan Pie | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Every year for Thanksgiving my Aunt Mary would make her famous Pecan Pie. As a kid I never liked the pecans, but I loved the gooey inside of the pie. While I am gaining an appreciation for pecan pie, I still haven’t outgrown my love for the gooey inside of the pie. SO when it came […]

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St. Lucia Drive In Volcano and Mud Baths | www.sweetteasweetie.com

One of the excursions on St. Lucia that always makes the guidebooks, is the “Drive-In” Volcano and mud baths. I immediately had visions of being in a 4×4 Jeep bouncing over black roads with red lava next to us. My movie inspired vision wasn’t quite right! St. Lucia is a volcanic island. One of the […]

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Pumpkin Spice Caramels | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Every year around Thanksgiving my mother in law makes the most delicious Pumpkin Spice Caramels. They are a great option for a little sweet treat after a big heavy Thanksgiving dinner when you just can’t handle a slice of pie. She usually leaves a big pile of them that sadly vanish too quickly! It’s so easy […]

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This is the final post about Hotel Chocolate in St. Lucia. If you missed Part 1: Tree to Bean Experience  or Part 2: Bean to Bar, go check them out! Getting to learn all about how chocolate is make from hands on picking a cocoa bean to grafting our own cocoa plant, to grinding & pouring our […]

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Cranberry Walnut Goat Cheese Roll | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Halloween is past us now and Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching so today I am sharing Cranberry Walnut Goat Cheese Roll paired with sparkling wine from the Grocery Outlet 20% off wine sale with you. We are hosting Thanksgiving this year so that we don’t have to pack up all of our baby gear & lug […]

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Adventures at a Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patch | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Happy Halloween! We are having so much fun celebrating the seasons with our new little guy. One of the things that I have wanted to do since moving to the Bay Area is head over to the famous Half Moon Bay pumpkin farms. I have been too intimidated to venture over there in the past. […]

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Think of visiting your favorite museum, now picture getting to get hands on with every exhibit, and do so with food & drink in hand, plus no kids! That’s what you get at Exploratorium After Dark! It’s the perfect date night option! I went this past Thursday night and am going to walk you through how […]

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So who spent the summer saying “Yes Way to Rose”? Even though it is known for being the perfect summer wine, Rose actually pairs really well with spicy foods. It’s a great alternative to red wine. To showcase that, I created this Spicy Lentil Stir Fry dish to pair with your favorite Wines of Provence Rose. […]

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