travel: xiamen, the gateway to china (part one)

After spending almost four days in Guangzhou, we took a high speed train to Xiamen. Xiamen, located in Fujian Province, means "door to the house", referring to the city's centuries-old role as a gateway to China.

travel: port aransas, texas

Port Aransas is about four hours away from Austin and is one of the longest barrier islands along the Texas coast. It's now become a fishing, beach and resort village, and the weather is incredibly nice (though be prepared for extreme humidity and lots of sunscreens, or sunburns, in our case).

Houston Restaurant Review: Postino Wine Bar

Tucked right off a bustling street in Montrose is the lively Postino Wine Bar, located in an immediately-noticeable building (it was built back in the 40s, and has been home to some famed places!) Postino is a highly recommended place for something casual, fun, exciting and filled with good foods, boards and drinks.

recipe: quick & yummy homemade nutter butter cookies

In honor of National Peanut Butter day, and as avid peanut butter lovers, we'd like to share one of the simplest recipes ever -- homemade Nutter Butter cookie sandwiches! Nutter Butter cookies were all the craze for us growing up, and this quick recipe replicates the simplicity and joy of childhood. It's perfect as a snack throughout the day, and will ensure you get that protein in, too!