360 Degree Hike: Langidalur in Thorsmok

Our previous hike attempt had ended in difficulty when the trail became little more than a rock scramble eight feet wide, with huge drops on both sides. We choose correctly and went back down, saving ourselves for more traveling and hiking later. The next day, we did a short, steep, and gorgeous hike straight up…

Otherworldly Fog in the Icelandic Landscape

The other night, a fog rolled in after 11 pm. Yes, the light you see in this picture is the Arctic (practically) Midnight sun, illuminating the fog and the valley we will live and work in for the next three months. The area we live in for the summer is like an alien planet at…

The Octopus’ Garden: Update!

The garden is producing! Some things are better than others, and recently I had an epic battle with some black aphids. Recipe for easy fridge kimchi salsa coming soon!

First-Time Fermenter

I’m experimenting with making new foods, now that I won’t mess up my boyfriend’s parents’ kitchen every time. While browsing Pintrest one day, I came across this little diddy. I couldn’t wait to try it. t love fermented things! Kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, beer…you name it. I set about making my ginger bug as shown on…