Category Archives: SALADS

LITTLE DIX BAY & ISLAND SALAD RECIPE

 “Let me tell you about the very rich,” writes F. Scott Fitzgerald, “They are different from you and me.”  Well I can’t speak for you, but the rich are definitely different from me. The rich get to build wonderful resorts. And the rich get to stay in them. Case in point: Little Dix Bay  in […]

WEDGE SALAD FROM FLEMINGS STEAKHOUSE AND WINE BAR

This is not an advertisement. Or maybe it sort of is. I just had a wonderful prime rib Sunday night supper at Flemings Steakhouse and Wine Bar in St. Louis—taking advantage of a summer promotion that offered three courses (plus a side dish rich enough to feed a family of four) for $29.    My […]

ROSEMARY BEACH RESTAURANTS AND RECIPES

ROSEMARY BEACH is aptly named: “Beach” for the glorious sparkling white-quartz sand that hugs the Gulf of Mexico and “Rosemary” both for the flavorful herb and, by extension, the flavorful food that thrives in the northwest Florida beach community. For a 107-acre town welcoming homeowners and vacationers—and an area where almost every rental accommodation sports […]

BARGING THROUGH BURGUNDY

We floated with the grace of a swan, paced considerably slower than a stroll. We dined for hours. We lingered and lounged and watched the ever-changing countryside. We visited sites and we biked and hiked, but whatever we did, and wherever we were didn’t really matter, for a European barge cruise is not about reaching […]

BIKINI BOOT CAMP AND GRILLED FISH SALAD

According to recent research (conducted by myself and certainly not with any facts attached), The Riviera Maya, along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, hosts more spas than any other similar-sized area on the planet. Riviera Maya spas run the gamut from five-star palaces of perfection, where attentive staff oil and spoil tony clients in settings both serene […]

CUPCAKES AND MORE

I know. I know. Cupcakes are all the rage, and this restaurant specializes in them. And, yes, they are luscious. Yet when I visited Daisy Café and Cupcakery in Madison, Wisconsin, other items claimed a larger place in my heart. Many cafes can take good cake, top it with rich butter cream and win wows, […]

Gulf Shores, Lucy Buffett and L.A.Caviar

Lucy Buffett (yes, Jimmy’s sister) runs the exceedingly popular Lulu’s at Homeport Marina, a restaurant on the Intercoastal Waterway in Gulf Shores, Alabama. With service both indoors and out and live music, Lucy’s “high-class dive” attracts boaters, families, tourists and neighbors to dine on casual-beach-bar type food. Although Lulu’s features predictable Alabama pub fare heavy […]

Summer Magic in the Farmers Market

Almost every city has a farmer’s market, but best of them all has to be the Dane County Farmer’s Market in Madison,Wisconsin. Held outdoors, rain or shine, every Wednesday and Saturday from May to November (and indoors, on Saturdays, in winter), the market draws the most crowds on summer Saturdays when vendors set up about […]

STAR DISHES FOR SAG AWARDS

Wow! Attended a press event previewing the food and wine to be served at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards. Spent an afternoon sipping and sampling as well as watching and photographing the food paparazzi who were sipping and sampling and watching and photographing chef Suzanne Goin and actress JoBeth Williams in Suzanne’s […]

DINNER PARTY & CAULIFLOWER SALAD

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