'Foods to Enjoy in Moderation'

The December Daring Bakers’ Challenge had us all cheering – the lovely and talented Bourbonnatrix of Bourbonnatrix Bakes was our hostess and challenged us to make fun, delicious and creative whoopie pies! Delicious little cake-like cookies sandwiching luscious filling in any flavors we chose… What else is there to say but “Whoopie!”


This month’s challenge was perfect for answering the …



This time, last year, I was just getting started down the Low-FODMAP road, trying to see how it might help (or not) my IBS. Considering it was the holidays, I was a little bummed about missing out on holiday goodies and picked up a copy of the Favorite Brand Name 3-in-1 Gluten-Free Cookbook at an overstock shop just to give …


Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

Now here’s a job I could really sink my teeth into; an artisanal foodie niche market

From the press release

Blu Wine & Cheese Opens First Location  – November 23-24, 2013

Tucson, Ariz— Tucsonans coming back from trips abroad and to U.S. coastal areas have wondered “why don’t we have cheese shops like other cities?” The wait is …


Meet the Sparkling: Cava


Have you heard of cava? It is, essentially, Spain’s answer to Champagne. More often than not it is made in the Champagne Method but since that, too, is limited to a particular region of France, a bottle of cava will usually denote “Método Tradicional” or Traditional Method.

In the case of the bottle I tasted for this post, it actually …



Hold up, wait a minute, what’s a California wine doing with the name Champagne on it’s label?!

Because, yes, the Barefoot brand is most definitely a California-produced wine, but they’ve been using the Champagne name since before it was “outlawed” in 2006 so they have special dispensation, as long as it clearly says its home state on the label so …


Meet the Sparklings: Prosecco


Have you ever idly wondered what the difference is between Champagne and Prosecco? It’s not an uncommon questions but I’ll bet it’s one seldom followed-up on because by the time you’ve popped the cork and had a few sips you’ve probably moved on to other great questions of the day.

Like where you put the strawberries.

Prosecco is very much …


Wine that helps military families

Wine that helps military families

Murphy-Goode Winery is donating a portion of wine proceeds to Operation Homefront. All funds raised will benefit Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to military families and wounded warriors. Murphy-Goode will collect a guaranteed minimum contribution of $200,000 and hopes to raise at least $300,000 for the organization.

According …


Saint House Rum Bar - Tucson

Saint House Rum Bar – Tucson

Here’s the latest buzz: In honor of National Honey Month, Esquire reached out to Saint House’s bar manager, Karl Goranowski, asking if he would share an original cocktail using–honey.

Kudos to Saint House Rum Bar, one of downtown Tucson’s newest restaurants, for generating this kind of nationwide attention.

The cocktail is called …


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