Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Primal Yogi’s First Birthday & a LARABAR RENOLA Giveaway

One year ago today I hit publish for the very first time on The Primal Yogi. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year! To be honest I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to keep up with blogging but to my surprise I somehow made it work. I guess when you really love something nothing will get in your way to get it done!

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I first started blogging to simply share travel stories, recipes, and ways I stay healthy in this busy world. Then in January when I started yoga teacher training (which was only a thought when I first started the blog) The Primal Yogi became a space for me to recap my experience.

The Primal Yogi is still evolving just as my career and life are. The plan is to keep this space for sharing and inspiring my readers through stories of yoga, healthy living, and travel.

Here are some of The Primal Yogi’s most popular posts over the past 365 days. And make sure to scroll down for a birthday giveaway! This giveaway is closed.  Congrats to Giselle over at My Healthy Happy Home for winning the RENOLA giveaway! Continue reading

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A Day in Long Island Wine Country

Vineyards are one of my happy places.  There’s just something about them.  They’re beautiful, peaceful, and produce one of my favorite things – wine!  I am even lucky enough to have two beautiful vineyards in my own home town in Connecticut.

So when I learned that there is a whole slew of vineyards on the east end of Long Island, it quickly moved to the top of my summer bucket list.

Coming from Connecticut it was super easy to catch the ferry from Bridgeport to Port Jefferson, New York. From Port Jefferson we drove East for about an hour on Route 25A to get to the beginning of North Fork Wine Country.  North Fork Wine Country refers to a few different towns sprawling with farms and vineyards…a total contrast to the dense and compact Nassau County on the Western part of Long Island.

Our first stop was an organic market to grab some cheese and crackers – an essential when vineyard hopping.

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It was the cutest little barn with fresh produce and even local cheese.

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Our first stop was at Kontokosta Winery, the furthest East of the Vineyards and one of the only ones with a waterfront view. 

 

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This winery just opened last year.  

 

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The inside was bright and open.  The staff did a great job of really educating us about each wine.   Continue reading

What I Ate Wednesday #5 – Weekend Eats

Happy Hump Day people!  I thought I’d pop in to the What I Ate Wednesday link up this week by sharing my weekend eats.  My weekend eats are much more exciting than my week day eats.  It’s all about balance…and well usually that means I am a little bit more lenient with myself on Fridays – Sundays.

This past weekend we stayed in town, went to some of our favorite places, tried some new spots, and also whipped up some things for a little family get together we had at our house.

Friday night began with this absolutely delicious cocktail.  It was a fresh Blueberry Mojito from one of our favorite barbecue restaurants, Joey C’s!

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We started with a bit of an over the top but oh so good appetizer.  It’s guacamole with bacon AND shrimp!  I think we were the first people to add two items in to the guac because the waitress was a bit surprised. Continue reading