Comment choisir un bon restaurant ?

Que vous vous réunissiez avec des membres de la famille, que vous sortiez en amoureux, que vous rencontriez de nouvelles personnes ou de vieux amis, manger au restaurant est un bon moyen de passer du temps ensemble. Par conséquent, choisir…

One-Bottle Scotch Cocktail

Some people get irked when they want to make a cocktail recipe, and as they gather the ingredients, they find that some things are hard to get, or too expensive, and before you know it (as I do, very well),…

Nouvelle philosophie au Pont de Brent!

Le pont de Brent, un restaurant doublement étoilé qu’on connaît bien et qu’on apprécie beaucoup! Cela faisait un petit bout de temps que nous n’y étions pas retournés.

Entre temps, les médias de Suisse romande ont relayé une information intéressante: Un…

Strawberry Charlotte Royale

The truth is the last time I made a Strawberry Charlotte Royale was in culinary school and that was a very long time ago. I have been meaning to make one, but just never got around to it. Then I…

over the hump

Recipe: grilled marinated chicken salad Today we cross over the hump where we are closer to autumn than we are to spring. As good as summer is, I very much look forward to shorter days and cooler weather as the…

Par ces chaleurs, un affogato al caffé sera parfait !

Que j’étais bien en Islande…les températures de ces jours ne sont clairement pas pour moi qui aime le froid… Alors niveau cuisine, autant dire que c’est salades, plats froids et quelques grillades sur le balcon.

Alors quand j’ai vu la…

Refreshing Milk Tea with or without Boba

Milk tea is always a favorite afternoon drink when we’re craving an alternative to our everyday iced coffee. Slightly sweet and creamy but always refreshing milk tea is s fantastic way to hydrate with a dose of much needed afternoon…

marbled raspberry pound cake

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Plum Sorbet

When I wrote the first edition of The Perfect Scoop. I only allowed myself to use the word “refreshing “ once, which I’m pretty sure I did. When you write a book, there’s a tendency to include everything that you…

What’s more important: Where your food comes from or how your food makes it to your table?

What’s more important:  Where your food comes from or how your food makes it to your table?

**This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Perdue. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I flew into Maryland on a red-eye and that was on the heels of a previous red-eye from California to New York (less than…

Outrageous Brownies

30 years ago my dear friend, Sally, gave me a copy of Lee Bailey’s Country Desserts. At the moment neither of us realized how significant that gift would be in my life. It was way before Instagram and the endless…

Parenthèse enchantée au cœur de la Bourgogne

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Parenthèse enchantée au cœur de la Bourgogne

Deux jours en commun, des enfants chez les grands-parents pour quelques jours, il n’en fallait pas beaucoup plus pour que l’on se dise « viens, on met les voiles ».

Passé le casse-tête qu’est celui de…

special days

Recipe: tuna poke bowl Tomorrow, August 1, is my sister’s birthday. I normally post flowers in remembrance of her, but this year I took a photo of something far more meaningful. My niece came out to spend a week in…

red cabbage slaw with peanuts and dukkah

red cabbage slaw with peanuts and dukkah

red cabbage slaw with peanuts and dukkah

We have lately entered the phase that I assume is a rite of passage for all parents, where at least part of our dinner a couple times a week is “whatever our toddler didn’t eat.”  (This is especially because one…

{Sacramento} Park Winters Summerland

Park Winters Floral

Park Winters perfectly captures the ideal of simple country luxury. This magical bed and breakfast and estate is a hidden paradise in the farmlands of Winters, California. A few weeks ago I was invited to experience the myriad pleasures of…