Category Archives: Food


I have been searching for an easy and flexible cracker recipe. After reviewing too many recipes to remember, I have settled on a combination or amalgamation of what works for me. 125 Grams of All-Purpose Flour 3 Tablespoons of Extra … Continue reading

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Tomato Soup

I have never met a gardener that hasn’t suffered from a sudden and curiously unexpected abundance, even a poor gardener in a bad year. This year is no different, we have had sufficient rain, plenty of sun and even hot … Continue reading

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GMO Apples Ready for Market

Okanagan Specialty Fruits has received U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC) approvals to begin marketing their Artic ® brands of non-browning apples. Expect non-browning apple slices … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

There comes a time when tolerance just isn’t acceptable. I can look the other way when the table of kids next to us breaks out their selfie sticks. I can slam on my brakes when the Smartphone Heads Down college … Continue reading

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Greatest Value for Price in Paris

Le Florimond reigns as the best value for price in Paris, hands down. They don’t take online reservations, they aren’t on Open Table or The Fork, you have to call for a reservation. The good news is that Laurent … Continue reading

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Want to Start a Restaurant? Want to Up Your Game?

Bulli is here for you. In Adrian Bulli’s own words: “We already have lots of information. What we really need is knowledge” “The better you think, the better you create” “There are millions of new things, but only a few … Continue reading

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Cheese & Wine

Best advice I have is: if it tastes good to you then it tastes good. I’ll swear that the best pairing I ever discovered was a good Roquefort (Carles makes the best) with an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper. Anyone suggesting … Continue reading

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Tomato Sauce

I like going into fall with 6 gallons of tomato sauce in the pantry. I add it to stews, I braise with it, make barbecue sauce, chili and, of course, I use it for pasta sauce among many other dishes. … Continue reading

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BBQ Sauce by Region

From my good friends at The Sausage Maker: “BBQ Sauce By Region Barbeque sauce. There are so many kinds it can be a bit overwhelming to find the right sauce to compliment your dish. Of course, you can make your … Continue reading

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First Donuts

This afternoon my cooking buddy, Grace, and I tackled Hand-Forged Doughnuts by Mark and Michael Kiebeck of Portland, Oregon’s Top Pot fame. Since I was tasked with making the dough the day ahead, I selected their Chocolate Old-Fashioned Doughnuts. It … Continue reading

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