Empty Nester Adventures: 4 Days in San Diego
One does not need to venture far to find beauty and entertainment in San Diego. It has been a frequent winter destination for us over the past several years.
Empty Nester Adventures In Italy: 4 days in Taormina, Sicily
We recently spent 4 days in beautiful Taormina Sicily. The sights, sounds and culinary experiences were incredible. Our first visit to Italy since prior to the start of the pandemic was magnificent and we can’t wait to return.
Empty Nester Adventures In Italy: Our 5 day Visit To The Amalfi Coast
“You may have the universe if I may have Italy” ~ Giuseppe Verdi Faint breezes carried the scent of sea air to us upon deplaning in Naples. The bright Amalfi Coast sunshine is like mother Nature’s welcome back sign. If it is possible to find a place that feels like a home away from home…
Hiyu Wine Farm
“If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul” ~ Clifton Fadiman Twenty-two miles fromMount Hood’s snowy peak,in an alpine river valley teemingwith birds and oscillating light,lives a wild farm. Cows, chickens,and pigs graze among vines and fungi and flowers proliferate as gardens merge with forest.” ~ Hiyu Website Birthdays are special,…
Leftover Makeover: How to Make a Vegetable, Goat Cheese and Bacon Frittata
“Food can be expressive and therefore food can be art” ~ Grant Achatz In a frittata, the eggs are the canvas. The vegetables make up the color palate, and this is where you as the cook can add your own touches of brightness as well as a multitude of vibrant flavors. In our kitchen no…
FARMERS MARKET MEALS AND THE COMMUNITY OF FOOD
“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well” ~ Michael Pollan We just wrapped up Farmers Market Week in Minnesota. While the markets happen year round, these seven days are designated annually as a time to…
FOOD AND WINE ON THE FARM: A SUSTAINABLE MINNESOTA DINING EXPERIENCE
“The greatest lesson came with the realization that food cannot be reduced to single ingredients. It requires a web of relationships to support it” ~ Chef Dan Barber Sultry summer winds carried the enticing aroma of local ingredients cooking over an open fire, while guests who share a mutual appreciation for sustainable food sourced close-by,…