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The Problem with Next Food Network Star

May 29

Many of you are going to look at the title of this blog and think, ok, sour grapes. Quit whining. While there is some truth to that, I think I can back up my stance pretty easily. It’s no secret that I’ve been yearning to have my own show on any tv network focusing on […]

The Sad Truth About Our Industrialized Food System

May 24

I find it incomprehensible how institutions like schoools, hospitals and nursing homes have become the lowest rung of importance in our industrialized food system. I don’t know if any of you have had the occasion of late to experience any of the foods served at any of these institutions but the situation is atrocious. Many […]

Dear Mr. Comedien

May 3

Dear Mr. Comedian A couple of weeks ago we were watching comedian Bill Engvall do stand-up and he came to a section where he was ranting about his awful experience at a bed and breakfast. While obviously he was going for a laugh, he proceeded to outline a list of stereotypes about bed and breakfasts […]

Happy National Eggs Benedict Day!!!

Apr 16

Today is National Eggs Benedict Day. Eggs Benedict is definitely one of my favorite breakfasts. I happen to love my eggs poached and still runny. The creamy yolks to quote the movie Julie and Julia are like “cheese sauce.” I do get bored with the traditional version however so I started messing around with the […]

Spinach: It Isn’t Just for Popeye

Mar 26

Today is National Spinach Day so I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite spinach recipes. Spinach isn’t just good for you, it is delicious. I happen to love it both raw and cooked. The key with cooking spinach is to always add just a hint of freshly grated nutmeg. It adds a bit […]

Messing Around

Mar 17

I am often asked by guests staying or dining with us if specific recipes are in my cookbook and often my answer is “kind of.” Not a good answer I suppose but an honest one. I view recipes as guidelines that can be deviated from and played with. So I usually get a basic recipe […]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 12

Saint Patrick was considered to be the person who brought Christianity to Ireland. Much mythology surrounds the life of Saint Patrick, including his description of the Holy Trinity using the three leaves of the Irish clover or shamrock. He is purported to have died on March 17, 461, which is the day chosen to commemmorate […]

You May Not Care Where Your Food Comes From But I Do

Mar 2

It’s no secret that I am passionate about food. Specifically, locally grown food. I make it a point to go out and purchase it and carefully prepare it for my guests to eat. I’m not shy about advertising it because it is something I believe in and I have found that in general guests appreciate […]

Is Gluten Free Healthier for Everyone??

Feb 23

Yesterday I appeared on Paula Sands Live! and she asked me point blank should someone who doesn’t have a gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease eat a gluten free diet. The short answer I gave her is no. The long answer requires a little more discussion. While eating a completely gluten free menu isn’t going to […]

Messing with Mushrooms

Feb 19

Portabello mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables. They can be stuffed, grilled, roasted, sauteed, you name it. They are incredibly versatile. I happen to love them in practically anything but they are particularly great as a meat substitute because of their uniquely robust umami flavor. Unfortunately I find that many people say they hate […]