• We are redefining what living well means: Savoring our meals, laughing over a glass, and appreciating the joy of life through travel.

Food Stories: Product Review - An Extraordinary Olive Oil...from New Zealand

  In recent months, I had the pleasure of visiting an indoor farmer’s market. This was before the weather warmed up, when snow boots, gloves and hats were required just to step outside. As the winter lingered on, I found myself in grave need of a trip to the market. I am grateful that we have a local indoor farmer’s market in my town that promotes local artisans, farmers, co-ops and...

Food: Famous Chefs from around the world

  Over the last few weeks, the famous TV series in Britain, “MasterChef” and the Great British Menu have been serving up a feast full of tasty television for viewers to tuck into. MasterChef hunts for the best amateur chef and the Great British Menu gives star chefs the chance to compete for the opportunity to cook a banquet at the Royal Albert Hall. Most of you will be aware from...

Culinary How-To's, Tips: Rustic Herb Loaf

  One of my favorite lazy weekend activities is making bread. After mixing the ingredients and kneading any stresses away, you get to sit back, relax, bake and then enjoy. The smell of fresh baked bread wafting through the home brings back memories of childhood or of fabulous vacations past. This simple bread uses herbs, either fresh or dried and the easy technique of baking in the oven with...

Cultural Spotlight: Our top three food experiences in the Caribbean

    There is a rather unique heritage to Caribbean cuisine, which has Indian and African influences that can be traced back to the earliest inhabitants. The spicy, hearty meals found on these beautiful islands are also internationally renowned due to the waves of immigrants that moved overseas from Jamaica in the 1950s and 1960s, importing their cooking traditions with them. Such fascination...

Featured: Mother's Day Inspiration - Where to get 'em, how to make 'em!

It’s fast approaching. That infamous holiday that honors all mothers…including yours.  For many of us who are fortunate to still have our mothers here with us, this is a great time to celebrate them, honor them and even treat them to a day in a way that says, ” We love you and we thank you for all that you do.” If you are like me and your mother does not live within a close...

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