Mountain Chic

Reflections and observations on culture, food, style and travel

A big pot of beef and barley soup is one of my favorite cool weather meals to create, and weekend afternoons actually afford me the time to let a soup simmer.  Over the years, I’ve experimented with a variety of interesting veggies in my concoctions.  I detest celery and potatoes in soups – to me, …

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In May, I was reading my favorite Sunset Magazine, and came across this feature about Bigfork, Montana.  Our family had yet to plan a summer vacation, and since we’d just traveled to Mexico in March, we knew we wanted a place other than the beach. We love being outdoors as much as we love arts and …

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