Bill Hall’s American Classic Tea

Bill Hall’s American Classic Tea

While vacationing, I took advantage of opportunities to interview inn and restaurant owners; chefs; and the owner of the only tea plantation in America. This week I share my interview with the owner of America’s only tea plantation. America’s soil is not typically...
Coffee Flour on List of Top 2017 Food Innovations

Coffee Flour on List of Top 2017 Food Innovations

Well, good morning! At least it’s morning as I write this. If you’re reading this at another time of day, I hope your day has been manageable at the least and amazing at best. Sunshine and spring always make me nearly giddy with anticipation of summer months ahead. So...
The Steak and Potatoes of Desserts

The Steak and Potatoes of Desserts

I started this day leaning on the kitchen sink with my coffee cupped in two hands while watching birds and a squirrel vie for food at the bird feeders. At least that’s what I thought I was seeing. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the squirrel was deliberately...
Kitchen Hacks for the Caregiver

Kitchen Hacks for the Caregiver

I’ll jump right in today and first tell you that there was an important food summit in Milan this week. American media distracted us with local politics, so we didn’t hear much about it. It was an important summit, however, that holds possibilities of long-term...
Save the Dandelions – Don’t Mow the Grass!

Save the Dandelions – Don’t Mow the Grass!

It’s official. The snow has melted, April outdoor temperatures are setting into May temperatures with warming sunshine beaming down ever so occasionally on our garden plots to warm it for upcoming planting. It seems safe to tuck our puffy coats back into their summer...
Politics, Potatoes, and Avocados

Politics, Potatoes, and Avocados

There’s an interesting political history behind the lowly potato. It’s not so lowly, really, when you consider the clout it has. While watching the 2017 Super Bowl, there may be some upset when reaching for the bowl of guacamole. There may not be any. Guacamole,...
Holding Tight to Food Traditions

Holding Tight to Food Traditions

Christmas 2016 has gone into the history books. Hanukkah is mid-celebration. Kwanza has just begun. All of these holidays at once can be overwhelming. Perhaps, not so much if you only celebrate one, but if you are one who takes in all of the traditions associated with...