Who Says You Can't Have Cake For Breakfast?

Who Says You Can't Have Cake For Breakfast?

Who Says You Can't Have Cake For Breakfast? Not me - especially when it's a lemon cake! Right now, I am enjoying a lovely piece of Lemon Yogurt Cake - made it myself last night and it is Yummy! I decided to make this particular Barefoot Contessa cake after sampling it several other times at work Continue reading

Breakfast Around the World

Breakfast Around the World

Bonjour everyone! Hope you started your day off with a great breakfast. I sure did and I'm ready to take on the day! Just take a look at what I ate: In addition to my new fav - yummy Greek yogurt -  I had a few cups of hot English Breakfast tea (one of my favorites!). After enjoying my breakfast, Continue reading

My Big NonFat Greek Yogurt

My Big NonFat Greek Yogurt

WEEK 2: On the Path to Finding My Kefi Bonjour everyone! It is so nice to wake up to a very sunny day - even at 5:30 AM the sun was shining and I was off and running - literally. I was out the door by 5:25 AM to run my typical 4-5 miles before heading to work. It was an awesome run and I'm sure Continue reading

Citron Pressé: 5 steps to French Lemonade

Citron Pressé: 5 steps to French Lemonade

WEEK 1: On the Path to Finding My Kefi Bonjour everyone! This week, I brought a little of France right into my own home - and what a treat it was! I decided to make the most of the wonderfully yellow lemons I bought last week and make homemade Citron Pressé - the French version of lemonade. Yes, if Continue reading

Tea Tastes Better in Your Favorite Cup

Tea Tastes Better in Your Favorite Cup

I have collected tea cups and tea pots for years. Now, I adore all of my tea china, but there are one or two tea cups and pots that really stand out as favorites. Each time I make tea in my favorite pot - a simple 4-cup cedar green pot - or sip from my favorite cup - a bright pink cup with gold Continue reading

The British Curry Experience

The British Curry Experience

Like the British, I love a good curry. And, while in London, I witnessed and even experienced first-hand, the British curry craze. This left me with a respect for and curiosity about this saucy cuisine.  Like a Starbucks on Every Corner In London, Indian restaurants touting their "famous curries" Continue reading

French Officials Say "Don't Drink Wine"

French Officials Say "Don't Drink Wine"

French Authorities Advise Citizens to Put a Cork in It France without wine? Mon Dieu - that's blasphemy. Who would have thought that a country full of vineyards and wineries would recommend against drinking their own product? Well, France has done just that! Last week, France's Ministry of Health Continue reading

I said Tapas Bar, Not Topless Bar.

I said Tapas Bar, Not Topless Bar.

Tapas or Topless? Tapas have been around for centuries in Spain and for many years in the US - so it always amazes me when people don't know what they are or have never heard of them. I remember when my mother, who lives out of state, first learned about tapas. I called her as I usually did on Continue reading

How to Make a Perfect Cup of British Tea

How to Make a Perfect Cup of British Tea

Like coffee in the United States, tea in Britain is a staple in nearly every household. According to the United Kingdom Tea Council, the British drink 165 million cups of tea per day or 60.2 billion cups of tea per year. Although most of these people will drink a cuppa (tea) out of habit or because Continue reading

For Good Sleep, Count Cheese Instead of Sheep

For Good Sleep, Count Cheese Instead of Sheep

Whenever I travel to Britain, I am amazed an how many types of cheese I see in stores, restaurants, and on hotel menus. Britain actually produces more than 700 varieties of cheese - no telling how many kinds I've sampled. For a cheese lover like me, traveling to Britain is truly cheese heaven. I can Continue reading