Midwestern Devilled Eggs

Entertaining, Holiday Food, Recipe

In the weeks leading up to Easter I saw many recipes for devilled eggs in the foodie blogosphere, traditional magazines, and newspapers.  The eggs had been tarted up – yolks mixed with asparagus or wasabi or ginger or avocado or tofu. They just didn’t appeal, but did get my mind’s tastebuds salivating. Give me at…

Veggies’ Starring Role

New York, Recipe, Restaurants, Travel, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

I’ve been traveling back and forth between New York and Washington DC for five weeks now, eating well, cooking lots and getting inspiration at every turn. From my walks around old haunts like the Union Square Farmers’ Market and visits to classics like  Murray’s Cheese to newer adventures at Union Market in DC, all topped…

Washington DC embraces its Foodie Side

Markets, Shops, Travel

I’m in Washington, DC for an impromptu visit with my parents and the chance to meet my divine little nephew, Gabriel over the Fourth of July long weekend.  What a relief to escape the low grey sky of London and revel in temperatures above 70 degrees and bright skies. And while I’ve never considered DC…

Cheaper Eats, London Style

Cheaper Eats, London Eats, Restaurants

A friend recently told me he was going to be visiting London and where could he get some cheap eats? I swallowed hard when I read his message, realizing this is one area I’ve seriously overlooked.  However, in my defence, London just isn’t cheap and short of eating at the stalls in Camden Market (which…

Big Fernand Presents Burgers Parisienne

Paris, Restaurants, Travel

Another day in Paris, another line of people down the sidewalk waiting for a restaurant to open its doors.  I honestly hadn’t thought it would happen at this one, a place I’d stumbled upon while charging towards the Gyoza Bar.  I don’t know what makes my restaurant radar sit up and start beeping, but it…