idyllwild hicksville pines

Idyllwild, CA and Hicksville Pines Bud & Breakfast

June is a big month in the Mekler household. Our wedding anniversary is at the beginning of the month, and then our dating anniversary is at the very end. You may be judging us for continuing to celebrate our dating anniversary after we got married, but I don’t really care. We like celebrating things and …

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pavlova with berries

Charcoal Pavlova with Whipped Cream and Mixed Berries

A while back, after watching an episode of The Great British Bake Off, I decided to try my hand at making pavlova. I’d had it at restaurants, but it always seemed like a scary thing to make at home so I’d never bothered. Well, turns out it’s incredibly easy if you have access to a …

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