Wine Flights

One of the best ways to taste more wine when you’re out to dinner or cocktails is to order a wine flight instead of individual glasses of wine.  With a wine flight (no need to fasten your seat belt just yet) three to five different samples of a specific varietal allows for comparison.  Samples are usually served […]

Food Humor: Dieting Circa 1974

Okay. Some of you reading this weren’t even born in 1974 but some of you were. If you’re like me you’ve been on every diet known to woman. I’ve been on the Weight Watchers diet and have received a key, Atkin’s (no carbs), the grapefruit diet, the ice cream diet, the Beverly Hills diet, Nutri-Systems, Jenny Craig, the […]

Chocolate, Chocolate – Fairytale Brownies

Once upon a time there was a little boy and little girl who grew up to be lifelong friends who had a penchant for rich, chocolate brownies so they lived their dream and became business partners and started the very popular Fairytale Brownies company. Brownies make wonderful business gifts, hostess gifts, birthday gifts, wedding or […]

World Foods: Dim Sum – Better than a PuPu Platter

I lived, what I call my informative years in the dining melting pot of Los Angeles, with so many ethnic restaurants and neighborhoods that L.A. seemed to lose its own identity in this world market. Cruise down Olympic Blvd near Western Avenue and all the signage is in Korean and Korean BBQ rules. Head north […]

Food Humor: Kitchen Chaos – What’s in Your Refrigerator?

At the end of every month, I somehow feel that a milestone has passed and want to conquer some project whether it be big or small. I looked at my desk and almost fainted. Then I looked at my other desk neglected across the room and had a panic attack. Thinking that the refrigerator would […]

Junk Food: Why We Love Halloween Candy

You could either raid the kids’ Halloween candy or just buy your own secret stash of miniature candy bars. After all, it’s a tradition that your sweeth tooth has grown accustomed to every year in October. The down side of miniature candy bars is that you just can’t eat one or two and most likely […]