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, travels, both near and far, and the good things in life encountered while on my adventures.
My husband and I left suburban Miami to live in rural New England. Half our year was spent living in a New Hampshire 1730’s restored farm house with an apple orchard and garden. The other was spent at our small lakeside cottage in Maine. After one of the coldest winters in history, my husband and I made the hard decision to leave New England. We now live on Florida’s Treasure Coast, so named after treasure was recovered from wrecked Spanish galleons off this portion of the Atlantic seacoast.
I share stories about New England and Florida as well as our many discoveries traveling along the back roads of Europe. Whether visiting a small village or a famous city, we like finding an out of the way eatery that has simple good food just as much as we enjoy dining at a famous three star restaurant.
Besides writing about our travels, I create and share original recipes inspired from meals I’ve had while living in Texas, Florida and New England as well as from my travels to other parts of the world. Whether you are new to cooking or an experienced cook, I believe you will find all my recipes easy to recreate.
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.
All of the content on this blog, including photographs and writing, is original content unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in using any of it, please contact me via email at email@example.com.