Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sitka Salmon Shares Review

Disclosure: I was provided with a free sample box of salmon and cod. As always, all opinions are my own. 

We recently had the opportunity to try a sample box of Sitka Salmon Shares and loved it.

We received a beautiful piece of cod that I simply pan seared and served on a bed of lettuce.

We also got Coho salmon, which I baked in the oven. So delicious!

And I love what I learned about the company. Sitka Salmon Shares sells sustainably-caught Wild Alaskan seafood. The fish is individually caught by fisherman-owners or partner fishermen, which are paid 20-30% more than industry average. The company also donates 1% of its revenue to efforts promoting small-scale fisheries and conservation in Alaska.

If you want to try the seafood share yourself, use CODE SITKASOCIAL (good through 3/15/20) for $25 OFF. There are many seafood box sizes and options.

Be well,

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Cityscape San Francisco: Spectacular 360 Views of the City

The other day Andy and I found ourselves in San Francisco for an event with some extra time, and we decided to check out Cityscape SF. And we are so glad we did as it turned out to be a highlight of our visit to San Francisco.

The 360 views of the city are truly spectacular.

Since we attended a San Francisco Beerweek preview event later in the evening, we opted for a non-alcoholic cocktail, which was very tasty. 

We look forward to returning to Cityscape SF soon, hopefully at night. And we'll also make sure to try one of their alcoholic cocktails. Plus, we'll for sure take any out-of-town visitors there from now on.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

5 Tips for Visiting Christmas Markets in Germany

When I visited Germany in December, I had the opportunity to visit a couple of Christmas Markets. Christmas Markets are truly a unique experience, and I have few tips for you to get the most out of your visit:

  1. Try to visit during a weekday as markets tend to be less crowded then. 
  2. Christmas Markets are always worth a visit, but the experience is even better at night, when all the booths are illuminated by thousands of lights. 
  3. Make sure to get some mulled wine (or mulled non-alcoholic cider) to stay warm and get into the festive, holiday spirit. 
  4. Christmas markets feature lots and lots of food booth with very tasty eats from raclette to pizza to stuffed potatoes to countless other delicious options - make sure to allot some space for some Christmas market eats when you plan your food for the day.
  5. Leave some room for sweets - burnt sugar almonds are a very traditional holiday market treat, another traditional treat is gingerbread - Nürnberg is famous for its gingerbread, and there are many other regional treats like Baumkuchen from Salzwedel and so many more.