How British Food Favorites Got Their Names

How British Food Favorites Got Their Names

(Photo source) From Scotch eggs to Bloody Marys, the British have many odd food favorites. And in a new book, What Caesar Did for My Salad, author Albert Jack reveals the origins of these strange dishes, and, more importantly, how they go their names. SCOTCH EGGS The Scots are known for Continue reading

Bastille Day Farmer's Market

Bastille Day Farmer's Market

Bonjour and Happy (belated) Bastille Day! I had a lovely and very French Bastille Day. As I mentioned in Monday's post, having French coffee is a great way to celebrate this occasion - so that's just what I did! Before work, I stopped off at a local coffee shop and ordered a café au lait. It was Continue reading

Say Cheese With a Do-It-Yourself Facial

Say Cheese With a Do-It-Yourself Facial

Cheese - in the food world, it goes with just about everything. There's wine and cheese, cheese and chocolate, cheese and crackers - you get the picture. But cheese and facials? Hmm...that's a new one. Actually, cheese has become increasingly popular as an ingredient in do-it-yourself beauty Continue reading

A Cheese Lover's Thanksgiving

A Cheese Lover's Thanksgiving

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I was fortunate enough to try my first ever Dutch cheese! Sound good? Well, it was! About a week before Thanksgiving, the kind makers of Beemster Cheese sent me two wedges of their famous cheese. Being the cheese-lover that I am, I couldn't pass up this opportunity to Continue reading

Italian Food With A Side of Baseball

Italian Food With A Side of Baseball

Bonjour Friends! Since my husband and I are now officially off of our restaurant diet and back to a dining-out budget, we decided to celebrate our success by doing, what else? Going out to dinner!   Seriously, we had planned this dinner nearly a month ago. We drove into the city to meet with 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