Welcome to Back Road Journal…Little treasures discovered while exploring the back roads of life. My name is Karen and this is my journal where I record and share my passion for food, travel both near and far, and the good things in life encountered on my adventures.
After thirty years of living an active urban lifestyle in South Florida, my husband and I moved to New England. We purchased and restored a 1730′s home with a 300 tree apple orchard in a small rural town in New Hampshire. Each summer, we headed to our little cottage on a lake in Maine. Over the years, I have enjoyed and shared the challenges of gardening and farming in New England. I have also written of our travels in the USA and Europe.
We have now made another move. After more than a 100 inches of snow and one of the coldest winters (2014-2015) in history, my husband and I decided to move back to Florida. We built a new home in Vero Beach, Florida, located on what is called the Treasure Coast. It was so named after treasure began being recovered from Spanish galleons wreaked off this portion of Florida’s Atlantic coast.
I enjoy creating original recipes with garden fresh vegetables, fresh local seafood, and ingredients from local farms and markets whenever possible. My dishes are inspired from meals I enjoyed while living in Texas, Florida and New England as well as from my travels in Europe. Whether you are new to cooking or an experienced cook, I believe you will find all my recipes easy to recreate.
During our travels, my husband and I enjoy driving along the scenic back roads, visiting small towns on our way to metropolitan cities. We enjoy a small, out of the way eatery just as much as a famous three star restaurant. Wherever our travels take us, the trip is planned around good restaurants in the area and nice amenities at the hotels where we will be staying.
I hope that the wonderful moments, beautiful scenery and delicious food that I share with you will inspire you to explore the back roads, cook some of my recipes for your family and friends and that you will return often to visit me at Back Road Journal.
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