eating

Are Allergies the New Fad Diet?

Feb 28

Are allergies the new fad diet? This isn’t as easy an answer as it should be. In fact, I think the answer is both yes and no. In the 9 years that we have been innkeeping/running a restaurant, we have noticed a significant increase in the number of dietary restrictions that we get from future […]

Eating During Cancer Treatment

Jun 1

I have known a number of people over the years who have suffered from the horrible disease cancer. It is always heart wrenching to see someone go through treament and all the side effects that come with it. Recently my friend and popular tv host Paula Sands of Paula Sands Live! was diagnosed with Ovarian […]

Are Gluten Free Food Manufacturers Doing a Disservice to those with Gluten Intolerances?

May 4

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago. It was an eye opening experience on multiple fronts. When my mother in law was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 1997, knowledge about gluten intolerances was little and gluten free foods or labeling scarce. She and I learned […]

Mistakes can be blessings in disguise

May 31

So I’m sure all of us can attest to having made boo boos in the kitchen. My latest one involved a traditional Spanish dessert called Creme Catalana. I’ve made creme brulee a million times and so I wasn’t worried about tackling this particular dessert. How hard could it be right?? Wrong. The dessert is basically […]

Eating Mindfully

May 3

I know this is going to sound controversial but hear me out. I was having a conversation with someone the other day and they were telling me they loved to eat and that I could probably tell. Now this person is petite, probably 5’2″ and maybe 120 lbs soaking wet. However, I do know they […]