Food, Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Made: Gracie’s Food Truck

April 14, 2015

Locally Made: Gracie's Food Truck - Sweet and Savoring [photo by Andy Milford]

There’s a new food truck on the Hudson Valley scene, and it’s truly special. Gracie’s opened their window in November 2014 serving American classics like burgers, fries, and doughnuts, and their popularity has grown ever since. Owners and chefs Allyson and Andrew are genuinely passionate about food: they drive to area farms to pick up their ingredients, prepare everything from the condiments to the sodas from scratch, and the result is a one-of-a-kind fast-food experience.

I talked with Allyson and Andrew about how much I loved their food, and we decided to collaborate so I could spread the word. I hope you enjoy this Q&A and my husband Andy’s photography. It was a pleasure interviewing them! Continue Reading…


Solo Travel: Why I Choose to Travel Without My Husband

April 10, 2015

Solo Travel: Why I Choose to Travel Without My Husband - Sweet and Savoring

Strangers cooking me dinner and sheltering me in Switzerland.

CouchSurfing hosts taking me in for an extra night when I missed my flight home from Milan, Italy.

Roaming around Isla de Ometepe in Nicaragua for several weeks, never minding that I slept in a hammock outside and woke up to the sound of howler monkeys and roosters.

Getting a heavily discounted meal in Seattle, Washington after some laughter-filled conversation with my waiter.  Continue Reading…