Category: Foodie

A Savory-Sweet Apple Appetizer, and a Formula for the 5-Minute Appetizer

A Savory-Sweet Apple Appetizer, and a Formula for the 5-Minute Appetizer

This is a story about how a gift of homemade jelly made its way into an appetizer, and a formula / template recipe for throwing together a 5-minute appetizer.

A Working Lunch in Paris is a Foodie’s Delight

A Working Lunch in Paris is a Foodie’s Delight

Let me tell you about a working lunch in Paris. Grab a fork and your imagination and join me in the meeting room for a few gourmet meals.

Time to Go Back to Bistro des Augustins in Paris

Time to Go Back to Bistro des Augustins in Paris

Still reminiscing about Paris, I have a little Glover Gardens Makes the Bigtime story for you, set at Bistro des Augustins in the City of Lights.

Coffee Beans: From A Neon Moon Dream To Reality

Coffee Beans: From A Neon Moon Dream To Reality

A friend turns his long-time dream into reality and makes a great cuppa joe at Neon Moon Coffee in Burton, Texas.

Nothing Smells More Like Spring Than Crepes

Nothing Smells More Like Spring Than Crepes

Let’s step back in time, to a weekday in April of 2017, and together experience my lunch and subsequent walk to one of our offices in the outskirts of Paris.

In Appreciation of… Belgian Endive

In Appreciation of… Belgian Endive

In its raw form, with its clean, crisp flavor and boat-like shape, this little finger-sized leaf is a perfect delivery device for richer foods.

Another Friday, Another Charcuterie Board – But Not Quite Art

Another Friday, Another Charcuterie Board – But Not Quite Art

A well-timed comment from another blogger helped me realize that it’s ok to be a foodie-blogger-storyteller person with a unique and real message – even though my food isn’t art.

Found Recipe: Bobby Flay’s Avocado Toasts (Don’t be a hater)

Found Recipe: Bobby Flay’s Avocado Toasts (Don’t be a hater)

We love avocado toast! Not because we’re trendy, frivolous or extravagant, but simply because we love fresh food that’s bursting with vibrant flavors.

Food Rant: Just Go with Fresh Garlic

Food Rant: Just Go with Fresh Garlic

By using giant jars of pre-minced garlic that’s floating in additives, are we fostering a generation of underprivileged taste buds that have never experienced the joy of fresh garlic?

Avocado-Dill Spread, a Multi-Purpose Condiment

Avocado-Dill Spread, a Multi-Purpose Condiment

Avocado-dill spread is a super-simple, creamy, tangy condiment that stands up to spicy food and holds its own. In other words, it’s a keeper!

A Recipe for Bruschetta, “Summer on a Plate”

A Recipe for Bruschetta, “Summer on a Plate”

Bruschetta is so simple, so summery, so garlicky-good. Ripe red tomatoes meet their life partner in soft green basil, with garlic and oil to seal their commitment.

A Shocking Contradiction in Terms: Velveeta “Fresh Packs”

A Shocking Contradiction in Terms: Velveeta “Fresh Packs”

A light-hearted but hopefully provocative food-snob rant during a ghastly and unpredictable pandemic.

Impromptu Texas-Sized Surf and Turf in Edinburgh

Impromptu Texas-Sized Surf and Turf in Edinburgh

I wasn’t expecting a Texas-sized offering when I ordered the Scottish Beef Burger as part of an Edinburgh hotel’s set menu, but that’s what I got, along with a foodie-worthy smoked trout first course.

Simple, Rustic, Good: Catalan Tomato Bread is a Winner

Simple, Rustic, Good: Catalan Tomato Bread is a Winner

From Food & Wine: “This recipe offers irrefutable proof that the best dishes are often the simplest.”

Haiku: Happy on a Plane with a Food Magazine

Haiku: Happy on a Plane with a Food Magazine

Something in this Food & Wine magazine will be on our table this weekend during our quiet time in the mountains of Colorado.

Date Night: Learning to Make Sushi

Date Night: Learning to Make Sushi

The Grill-Meister and I had a rockin’ good time learning to make sushi at a date-night cooking class.

Help Make a Culinary Dream Come True for a Worthy Teen

Help Make a Culinary Dream Come True for a Worthy Teen

My cousin’s kid is a baker with big dreams about the Culinary Institute’s summer camp and a future bakery.

Monteith’s Close in Edinburgh Feels Like Home – and Then There’s the Outsider Cocktail

Monteith’s Close in Edinburgh Feels Like Home – and Then There’s the Outsider Cocktail

Monteith’s Close on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile really knows how to make you feel like they are glad you’re there. And they have an award-winning bartender who created The Outsider Cocktail.

When Food is Art: Exquisite Presentation at Châteauform’s Les prés d’Ecoublay

When Food is Art: Exquisite Presentation at Châteauform’s Les prés d’Ecoublay

Food is art! These beautifully arranged culinary exhibits at a workshop in Paris made me feel satisfied before I even took the first bite.

Proud of the Pasta at Celestino in Pasadena

Proud of the Pasta at Celestino in Pasadena

House-made pasta makes for a wonderful meal at this authentic Italian restaurant in Pasadena.


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