I’ve spent a lot of time on the road for my day job in recent weeks. Rochester, Minnesota, Dallas, Texas and two trips to Raleigh, North Carolina. Some great cities with some great food and drink. While preparing for my most recent trip to Raleigh, I checked the Durham Bulls schedule to see if a […]
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So, back to that IPA thing. If you recall my post from last Fall (13 Beers – One Recipe), you’ll remember my disdain for IPAs. So bitter, so lingering, so everywhere. You’ll also recall that I made a concerted effort to find meaning. We’ll, find it I did. Some say I manned up and some […]
Queso Flameado Inspired by an appetizer at Mez Contemporary Mexican in Durham, NC, this dish is perfect starter for any gathering or meal. The combination of cheeses and salsas, along with the chorizo and pepper will have you reaching for that second glass of wine or beer.
Our son and daughter-in-law recently gave my husband a true food experience…the gift of a cheese-making event sponsored by Vermont Farm Tours of Burlington, Vermont. It was so nice of him to invite me along. Excited, we contacted Chris Howell, the owner of the tour company to firm up the details. He told us we’d […]
Quick, name a U.S. city where you can find 50 restaurants that sell pizza within one third of a square mile. Need a hint? The cover picture is of the Old North Church, in the city that saw the beginning of the Revolutionary War. That’s right… Boston, MA. More specifically, the North End, Boston’s Little Italy. […]
I spent a lot of time in the early part of my career traveling to Boston from my home in Vermont. My destination was always the same, Lincoln Street and Harrison Avenue, on the fringe of Boston’s Chinatown. Trips always included dim sum lunch at one of the local restaurants, but never included enough time to […]
Where I’m from “come over for a barbecue” brings images of hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and potato chips. Nowhere in the thought process is a daylong event featuring a whole hog cooking over a fire pit. But that’s exactly what you’ll get from that same invitation in North Carolina. On a recent trip I decided […]
Established in 1922 as a major east/west thoroughfare, Route 15 runs from Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom to the shores of Lake Champlain. Passing through picturesque mountains, valleys and farmlands, Route 15 is primarily a two-lane highway linking quintessential Vermont towns. At its westerly end are several larger villages and towns that form the suburbs of the […]
This is a simple go-to sauce. I like it on a flatbread with fresh ricotta & parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil. 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped 3 – 4 baby carrots or 1/2 of a medium carrot, diced 1 28 oz. can of whole, […]
With relatively little notice or advanced planning we recently hosted a wine pairing event. This was a new one for us, but we’re adventurous and thought we’d give it a try. Here’s the catch. We assigned each of our guest couples a dinner course. Their task was to bring a wine they felt would pair […]