Even though it comes around at the same time each year, somehow it snuck up on us. What were we going to do? How would we celebrate? We thought about brunch, but knew everyone and their mom would go out to breakfast, literally. So, we decided to host an intimate brunch at home. The menu, crepes. The guests, our moms. I don’t know why, but Mother’s Day is always tough to plan. We wanted to do something special, but not have it turn into too much work. Crepes seemed like the perfect dish. Crepes are like pancakes, but a little fancier because they’re French. Perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch. Our moms have very different personalities and tastes; so having two options seemed like a good idea. The first crepe we decided to make was sweet with a blackberry mint compote and the second option was savory with smoked salmon and asparagus.
Who: Brian and Jenni Schipper
What: Wicked Pineapple
Where: 1296 Florida A1A, Satellite Beach
When: Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Closed Monday
Brian and Jenni Schipper recently moved to the Space Coast and in only a few months opened a cafe and surf shop that has welcomed Satellite Beach residents and settled into the local vibe of the community. Wicked Pineapple specializes in acai bowls, but also offers organic coffee, gluten free sweets, and other treats. We met with Brian and Jenni to talk about their journey to Satellite Beach and opening Wicked Pineapple.
By no means are we chefs or even know what we are doing, but this is our first take on one of our favorite foods...ceviche. With dozens of surf trips to the Caribbean and Central America, one of the things that becomes a staple is getting out of the surf, ordering a cold beer, and some fresh ceviche. Caught just moments before is the freshest seafood you will ever eat. So for the nostalgia factor, we gave it a go. The good part is that it's pretty hard to mess up and the tostones idea was on a whim because we came across them at the local market and decided it would be a good pair.
When: January 2018
Where: Orlando --> Las Vegas --> Utah
Equipment: Jeep Wrangler, tent, camping gear
Budget: $1,800 (airfare, car rental, gas, food)
When you normally hear “I’m going to Vegas…”, you think of bachelor parties, bright lights, or the “The Hangover-esque” night out, but it’s actually the easiest jump to explore the southwest. From cheap air flights to an abundance of different national parks across multiple state lines, Vegas can be the gateway to some of the most remote camping in the United States.