Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wine Recommendation: Masciarelli 2008 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

A few of weekends ago I spent a sunny Saturday with two of my girlfriends on an ‘adventure’ not too far from home.  We like to pick a location somewhat nearby where we live and spend the day or weekend being … Continue reading

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Sylvain Restaurant – New Orleans

A food paradigm shift.  For the longest time it was easy for me to tell you what my top restaurant dining experience was:  Spago at the Four Seasons Resort Maui.  Years ago, Mr. Darcy and I were on Maui over Christmas for a … Continue reading

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A Burger Celebration. In 2006, I was a contestant in the Sutter Home Build a Better Burger cook-0ff held in Napa, California over a sunny September weekend.  I was one of ten contestants, five competing in the Beef category and five in the … Continue reading

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Broccolini & Leek Hummus

A Delicious Twist on an Old Favorite. When entertaining it’s always good to have a few stand-by appetizers in your repitore.  Ones you can always count to be easy to prepare, that stand up well on a buffet or during cocktail … Continue reading

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Is Beauty Really in the Eye of the Beholder?

Speak Softly, Husband. So I’ve been on the non-sulfate shampoo regimen for over a month now and I’m a true believer.  I won’t go back to regular shampoo, ever again.  I only wish I had learned this curly-haired trick years … Continue reading

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