Cook To Iceland

Photos are up! by Wyatt
November 14, 2012, 11:00 pm
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And more are getting put up daily. 



We’re back! by laraortizluis
October 18, 2012, 3:05 pm
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Hi everyone!

We’re back from Iceland!



It was simply incredible. It’s hard to capture the beauty of it all — so much of it was BEING there. The air is so wonderfully clear and sweet and the water is this amazing mint green at times and deep aqua at others. Reykjavik, the biggest city seemed so sleepy and residential until we traveled everywhere else and saw what little towns actually looked like. And man they are cute.

So what did we do and where did we go?

I’ll start with Day 1 and keep posting after. Note that we are both still processing our photos, so until then, we’ll post some iphone pics we took.

Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik
We rented a car, which ended up being AWESOME. I think buses go pretty much everywhere in the summer, but even then, the flexibility and ease of having a car was just awesome for what we wanted to do.
We did an airbnb stay with a fantastic guy named Daniel and his two cute chihuahuas in the heart of Reykjavik. Walking distance to one of the main shopping/cafe streets and to the coast.
We ended up driving to the nearest mountain (10 minutes ish) which was ridiculously beautiful. We were ridiculously lucky to have a clear, sunny day in October apparently, so we took advantage.

After a 3-hour hike (it took locals 1 hour but we were stopping every 30 seconds to take pictures of beautiful rocks and such), Daniel took Wyatt to go swim in the freezing ocean! Mind you, it may have been a nice day, but it was still 40 degrees outside and the water was even colder! Let me remind you that he has no body fat either. Daniel was lovely and brought Wyatt into the frigid water in phases. Feet first, then knees, then waist, then chest, then swim!


Iceland: breathtaking in person by Wyatt
October 5, 2012, 12:29 pm
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We knew it would be fun. We knew it would be cool. We knew it would be pretty.

We didn’t know that air could taste this sweet, crisp, and alive. We didn’t know that when the air is that clear it feels like you’re seeing in HD and the whole world pops– colors are astoundingly vibrant, from mossy rocks placed perfectly on rugged ex-cano hillsides, to lush fall trees reflected in the perfectly still lakes and ocean inlets. We didn’t know the people would be so friendly, so welcoming, and so proud to share their treasure and home. We didn’t know our Air BnB host Daniel would be an incredible guide and friend. I didn’t know, in my haste to pack enough warm clothes to save my twiggy body from the arctic chill, that I would SWIM IN THE ICELANIC OCEAN ON DAY ONE (Daniel, that was absurd, outrageous, and incredible. Thank you!). We didn’t know we would fall in love with a place after twelve hours and completely forget that all our luggage was lost en route because hell, what does it matter, WE’RE IN HEAVEN.

Iceland. You wild, ruthless, sexy creature. Here’s to you!

October 3, 2012, 9:38 am
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Thanks to everyone for keeping up with our cooking! It’s finally happening! We are going to Iceland tomorrow and hopefully we’ll be wearing these snazzy Icelandic sweaters when we get back!

Stay tuned for pictures when we get back!

Grilled Sammy and apple cider by laraortizluis
August 9, 2012, 4:50 pm
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Turkey, cheddar, and tomato on whole wheat sourdough.

This whole meal cost about $3 and the apple cider was $1.75 of it.


BMT by laraortizluis
August 8, 2012, 4:55 pm
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Bacon, mozzarella, tomato sandwich


Hot dogs in Iceland! by laraortizluis
August 7, 2012, 3:18 pm
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26. Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur (Reykjavík, Iceland)

Jen from Savory Simple

Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur is a small hot dog stand in the middle of Reykjavík, Iceland that always has a line down the block. These hot dogs are like nothing you’ll find in America; they’re made with native Icelandic lamb and served with an assortment of condiments including fried onions and a mayonnaise-based sauce.

We’ve joked about taking a weekend trip back to Iceland just for the hot dogs. They’re that good.

From: 33 Foods Worth Traveling Across The World Just to Eat