Smorgasburg – Brooklyn Foodie Paradise

Smorgasburg – Brooklyn Foodie Paradise

Shorty Tang & Sons

When my friends from Florida come to visit me in New Jersey, I always try to arrange a foodie girls’ day in Manhattan.  The idea is to cocktail at one place, appetizer at another, eat an entrée elsewhere and finish with dessert someplace new.  All done, if possible, in different neighborhoods. Saturday, I instead opted […]

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5 Easy Memorial Day Recipes

5 Easy Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day Flag

I just love a reason to BBQ and have friends over, so Memorial Day is one of my favorite holidays.  I know this is a special holiday and being very patriotic, this weekend’s celebrations will have me reflecting on my country, my friends and my family. Here are 5 easy recipes ideal for any Memorial […]

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May is Riesling Month in the Finger Lakes

May is Riesling Month in the Finger Lakes

Photo Courtesy of Finger Lakes Wine Country

Being a fan of Riesling, I’m excited about May being Riesling Month.  Being a huge fan of Finger Lakes Rieslings…read article. Cheers, Veronique

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Easy Bolognese Sauce with Marsala and Maple Syrup

Easy Bolognese Sauce with Marsala and Maple Syrup

Easy Bolognese Sauce

This easy-to-make sauce will develop flavors as it cooks then sits, so prepare it in the morning, let it simmer for 30 minutes or longer and then let it develop flavors as it cools.  Simply reheat it in time for dinner.  Nope, the maple syrup and the Marsala are not typical to Bolognese, but they […]

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2010 Domaine des Salices Viognier

2010 Domaine des Salices Viognier

2010 Domaine des Salices Viognier

Summer’s coming and when you’re craving a crisp, light white wine that’s more floral and complex than Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, there’s Viognier. The 2010 Domaine des Salices Viognier offers a classic Viognier nose – floral, lemony and fresh.  On the palate, it basically tastes like it smells but with lime and a little […]

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Margarita

The official reason to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the USA is to honor the cause of freedom and democracy during the early years of the American Civil War and to revel in Mexican heritage and pride.  The unofficial reason, let’s be honest, is to have a dedicated day where everyone just parties with Mexican food and […]

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Grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob

Grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob

Grilled Mexican Corn

Being from eastern Quebec, I grew up eating some of the best corn-on-the-cob imaginable.  Each summer, we’d have a husk and boil corn party where we’d buy a whole bushel of corn, everyone husks an ear of corn then drops it in a pot of boiling water.  It’s a fun concept and easy on the […]

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2005 Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino

2005 Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino

2005 Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino

Bought a 2-pound porterhouse steak to share with my guy last week and wanted a special wine to pair with it.  The 2005 Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino fit the bill beautifully. On the nose, this Italian wine is an explosion of ripe dark berries and Bing cherries with earthy notes.  On the palate, this […]

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Quadruple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Quadruple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Quadruple Chocolate Brownie Cookies Hot

At the end of each month, the Operations team at my day jobs works extra-long hours to ensure all sold equipment is processed, packed and shipped.  Since I’m limited in what I can do to help, I typically bake something special that gives everyone an extra boost of energy.  This month’s treat is my quadruple […]

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Spruce – A Divine Food Experience in San Francisco

Spruce – A Divine Food Experience in San Francisco

Spruce SF

Spruce, located in the posh Presidio Heights neighborhood, is an elegant yet comfortable restaurant where locals and food and wine enthusiasts meet to unwind and savor spot-on meals accompanied with interesting wines. At Spruce, Chef Mark Sullivan features seasonal menus showcasing the freshest organic produce, naturally-raised meats and line-caught fish.  His fabulous food is paired […]

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