Category: Foodie

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.

January Dreaming: Kensington Palace High Tea and Gardens

January Dreaming: Kensington Palace High Tea and Gardens

Afternoon tea at the palace where Queen Victoria grew up – by Jove, it was a jolly good show!

Kitty Fisher’s in London Pulled Me In, Fed Me Well and Charmed Me Completely

Kitty Fisher’s in London Pulled Me In, Fed Me Well and Charmed Me Completely

Kitty Fisher’s in London is a foodie’s dream! The staff treated me like I was royalty and served me a meal that to match. The ambience is an appealing mix of cozy old England and fresh, trendy-foodie-creative.

Window Shopping: C. Lidgate’s in London

Window Shopping: C. Lidgate’s in London

Lidgate’s is a carnivorous cook’s dream! There’s a huge selection of meats, fish, poultry, sausages, cheeses, pies, condiments, cured meats and deli items.

From Food & Wine: “The 50 best Southern restaurants in America, according to OpenTable”

From Food & Wine: “The 50 best Southern restaurants in America, according to OpenTable”

An article listing the best Southern restaurants – not surprisingly, New Orleans snags 8 of the 50 spots.

A Tea Cake Break in Aberdeen Exposes Me as an Unrepentant Hypocrite

A Tea Cake Break in Aberdeen Exposes Me as an Unrepentant Hypocrite

I learned in Aberdeen that junk food transforms into “snack food” when you’re tasting another country’s treats.

Leftover Steak Makes an Easy but Sophisticated Sandwich

Leftover Steak Makes an Easy but Sophisticated Sandwich

This sandwich is delightfully easy, with a very sophisticated taste. The crunch of the fresh cabbage and brightness of the mint are the perfect compliment to the juicy earthiness of the onions and steak.


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