Recipe: 3-Ingredient "Stars & Stripes" Berry Cookies

Hi friends! Independence Day is around the corner and to celebrate, we made a suuuper simple 3-ingredient berry treat using only oat flour, strawberries, and blackberries. (Berries that are full of good stuff like antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C!) When you're allergic to a lot of things like this guy is, we find that the fewer the ingredients the better. Have a safe and happy 4th of July! 


San Marcos Hike (Part 2)

(See part 1.)

After taking a long water and snack break at the top, we began our trek down the mountain. We assumed the downhill journey would be easier for the doges, but with the hour close to noon and the sun beating down on us, they beelined towards every shady spot they could find to lie down. With each rest and water break, it became harder and harder to get them back on their feet. When we finally made it back to the car, the AC was cranked up high and both dogs dozed off happily, feeling accomplished and completely beat.

All in all, it was a fantastic way to spend our last weekend in San Diego. Hoku is going to miss his BFF Kai, who will always be his #1 walking/ hiking/ lizard-chasing/ body-bumping Shiba brother from another mother!

San Marcos Hike (Part 1)

This 4th of July weekend, Hoku and I tagged along with Irene and Russ (Kai’s friend beasts) to hike San Marcos, a lesser known trail that leads through shrubs, over boulders, past a communications tower and finally to the top of a hill where stands an American flag. In stark difference to Cowles Mountain, we didn’t see a single other hiker on the trail. And thankfully, also no rattlesnakes or mountain lions. Having hiked the trail a couple times before, Kai expertly led the way off-leash while Hoku followed closely on his long leash. It was a hot day, but the pups were troopers and made it all the way to the top, fearlessly scaling the boulders like pros! The top of hike offered a nice breeze and views of the coastline with Carlsbad directly to the west of us.