Northern Michigan…for breakfast

We have been enjoying wonderful northern Michigan for 15 years at our home in Lewiston.  Hold your hand up like the mitten that Michigan is and Lewiston is about at your middle finger’s knuckle.  That’s how all native Michiganders describe where they live to the uninitiated!  Our full log home has wonderful features. Great views…        A fantastic custom cabinetry kitchen with butcher-block countertops…    A great fireplace for cozy winters….    And, four fantastic Garland Resort golf courses to play on….        But, what we love most are our quiet mornings  together for breakfast. The Farmers Market  in … Continue reading Northern Michigan…for breakfast

A Day Near the Water

A quick trip to the shore for an afternoon eating the great bounty of the Chesapeake.  A great thing to do over the Memorial Day holiday.  Bridge views get you in the mood….        The sailboats were out in force today! Kent Narrows was our destination…actually Harris Crab House to be exact…          XL’s very nice.  Boiled Shrimp very nice.  Beers nice and cold. Sandy Point Beach was a hotspot to tan and try out the fishing, too….      All in all a GREAT day! Continue reading A Day Near the Water

D.C. Eats

One could live in a city like DC for years and barely make a dent in its eating scene.  Although, every time we visit I get another chance to try!  Toki Undergound anyone?   Good timing and patience is a must at this tiny, no reservation gem in the H Street Corridor.  Fortunately for us, we arrived at quarter to 5pm and were second in line!   Quirky decor, loud music….let the games begin!      Grab a stool, get a beer or cocktail and decide what type of wonderful house made noodles you would like.  But first…. try an appetizer … Continue reading D.C. Eats

Mother’s Day with Jose!

  Whenever I return to the D.C. area, chances are that I will be visiting a restaurant of Jose Andres.  They are dear to my heart and always spectacular.  Today’s Mother’s Day dinner was no different.  A wonderful cheese plate to begin….    Aceitunas de Ferran Adria….a tribute to the original molecular gastronomist/best chef in the world……liquid olives…    Tortilla de patatas…. the classic Spanish tortilla…    Flamenquines….a pork roll stuffed with cheese and deep fried…..wonderful!    Finally, my favorite of the evening…Puntillitas de Cadiz…. Baby squid and beans in a green sauce topped with a fried egg…estupendos!!    Although I neglected … Continue reading Mother’s Day with Jose!

More tasty Tuscon

For a food blogger, there’s nothing better than discovering a gem in a city you’re visiting.  For me, it’s especiaally exciting to find a diner that serves up a fresh, fast breakfast and doesn’t gouge you with their prices.  My father’s family were in the restaurant biz for many years, and I have learned to appreciate those early morning warriors who bring us a tasty breakfast on the cheap.  Frank’s/Francisco’s is such a place.  $1.75 breakfast before 9:00am!!!!     Homemade habanero chili hotsauce and all!  Not to be missed if you are an early riser.  Get there if you can! Another … Continue reading More tasty Tuscon

Arizona the Beautiful is tasty too!

Something about Arizona puts a spell on me.  The vistas are beautiful…yes…            But it’s more than the beauty…..I feel good here….I feel well here….I feel a sense of calm here…..    I cannot explain it….but I LOVE it! And, I’ve discovered some pretty  awesome eats here in Tuscon……    Let me tell you that name is no mere boast!  This chef is a master at  combining fresh  ingredients and ideas with classic techniques like roasting braising and souvieing.  In a space that doubles as a carry out gourmet/wine market, Feast breaks all the conventions expected in a fine … Continue reading Arizona the Beautiful is tasty too!