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Scaling Valencia Peak

Achievement: #100. Valencia Peak Hike

Our trips out west are all about the food, the wine, and the hiking (the third helps us earn the first two). Valencia Peak is strenuous enough to cover your breakfast AND lunch! Have a look. Continue reading

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Riding The GAP: Pittsburgh To Connellsville

Achievement: #75. Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail

Come and follow us as we embark on our wildest achievement yet: a six-day, 334-mile bike ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC. Will we make it? Will DC even be open when we arrive? Only time will tell. For now, enjoy Leg One of our trek! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: Potatoes, Mushrooms & Cheese!

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

Weeks 2 & 3 of our CSA brought some delightful goodies and some lovely flowers. Yay summertime dinner! Continue reading

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10,000 Tables: The January Wrap-Up

Achievement: #25. Participate in 10,000 Tables (Monthly Report)

This year, we’ve decided to embark on the 10,000 Tables challenge, with a goal of sitting down to 2 homecooked meals together per week. Here’s our wrap-up of how January went! Continue reading

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Views From The Eliza Furnace Bike Trail

Achievement: #15. Bike the Eliza Furnace Trail

You may not have been aware, but Pittsburgh is apparently an up-and-coming place for cyclists. In recent years, much has been done to expand the bike paths available, and also to add bike lanes to frequently-traveled roads in the city. … Continue reading

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Cooking Light Recipes: Chicken & Guacamole Tostadas

Achievement: #7. Make 26 different recipes from Cooking Light

For dish #14, we decided to go with a Mexican dish that cut way back on the salt, calories, and fat of a restaurant dish. Although this took a bit of time, it was well worth it. For a faster … Continue reading

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Cooking Light Recipes: Tilapia in Lemon-Peppercorn Sauce

Achievement: #7. Make 26 different recipes from Cooking Light

We got a great deal on tilapia from Kuhn’s, so we dug up a great recipe to use it in, and we were very pleased with the results. Lucky recipe #13 was simple, but the meal was so yummy! This … Continue reading

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Cooking Light Recipes: Feta-Stuffed Pork Chops, Asparagus, & Garlic Fries

Achievement: #7. Make 26 different recipes from Cooking Light

For our next meal, we got ambitious and made three different dishes, ranging from the simple to the more complex. The result was a fantastic ensemble meal with complementary flavors and a healthy calorie count at the end! Here are … Continue reading

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Cooking Light Recipes: Cherry Crisp Sourced From Our Own Cherry Tree

Achievement: #7. Make 26 different recipes from Cooking Light

As homeowners, we discovered a new treat this spring – one of the trees in our backyard is a cherry tree! So, for Father’s Day, we decided to use cherries from our own tree to make some desserts for our … Continue reading

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Cooking Light Recipes: Spinach, Cherry Tomato and Gorgonzola Penne

Achievement: #7. Make 26 different recipes from Cooking Light

We went back to pasta for dish #8, although we modified the original recipe a bit. This was originally a recipe for ziti with spinach, cherry tomatoes, and gorgonzola sauce, but we substituted penne, as we were able to purchase … Continue reading

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