Sorry it took so long to get part 3 written!! I had another trip or two in between and time just got away from me, as usual. Anyways, I did so much during my mini Napa Getaway that it did, in my opinion, require three parts. So thank you for sticking it out, if you’ve … More Mini Napa Getaway: Part 3…
We started our second day in Napa (well, our first of just two FULL days!) with a nice drive out to the Point Reyes National Seashore. We were going to hike locally around the Lake Berryessa area, but wild fires were still threatening the area. So we headed west. It’s a much larger area than … More Mini Napa Getaway! Part 2…
I had the chance to sneak in a couple days in Napa before doing some work in San Fran and took full advantage. As you know, I’ve been to Napa several times, so I wanted to do some stuff I hadn’t done before, and, of course, share it with you! We were starving for some … More Mini Napa Getaway! Part 1…
I had some great leftover Maryland lump crabmeat and decided on some good ol crab cakes for dinner last night. They came out great, with a little help from some fresh lemon juice and a great mustard by Olivier. I used the same mustard to toss some brussel sprouts in before roasting. Added a little … More Crab Cakes!!
I made this dish a little while ago and just completely forgot to write about it once I split for a little beach vacation! I’m sorry, but since it was definitely worth telling you about, I figured better late than never!! I started with some good looking lamb from Wegmans, just cooking for one tonight, … More Mole-Cherry Lamb Chops
If you’re a mid-east coast local like me, Hershey, PA is a great summer weekend for the family and the Hotel Hershey is the perfect hang spot. It’s old charm and elegance envelopes you from the moment you get there. Founded by Milton Hershey, it sits just above Hershey Park and watches over the family … More The Hotel Hershey: Good Family Fun @thesweetestplaceonearth
This dish sang, and hit all the right flavor notes for sure! I started with a couple of pork chops and spread some sweet and tangy mustard seeds on them. These seeds were soooo good! They were sweet and tangy and popped in your mouth like caviar! So cool! I sprinkled just a little salt … More Sweet and Smoky Pork with Roasted Brussel Sprouts
It’s taken me a while to catch up from the whirlwind of the show and all of life’s happenings since then, but in my last part, I think I’ll just cover my other non-categorical favorites! You know I love cooking with oils, spreads, syrups, sauces, and jams. And of course anything truffle. Well, I encountered … More Summer Fancy Food Show: The Rest of my Favorite Things!
I am so derelict in duty when it comes to posting about my SFFS experiences this year. Just can’t seem to keep up with my schedule these days!! Hoping for some miraculous early retirement opportunity so I can just focus on food, drink, and travel!! In the meantime, my apologies for the delays, neglect, and … More Summer Fancy Food Show 2018: Part 2
A blast, of course!! This is just the most wonderful event for foodies that ever there was. This year did not disappoint, and now that I know what to generally expect, I wasn’t quite as wide-eyed and overwhelmed as I was my first time. Ok, maybe I still was. One thing that is always overwhelming … More Summer Fancy Food Show NYC 2018: Ode to Cheese