Continuing the theme of avocado week, today I am sharing with you some recipes from my favorite place to be; Cafe Gratitude. If you don’t live on the West Coast or in Kansas City you may not have heard of this revolutionary restaurant; and you have my condolences. Cafe Gratitude is more than a restaurant… Read More Avocado Recipes from Cafe Gratitude
One of my very favorite foods is the avocado. This unique, buttery, fruit is so versatile and nutritious that, rather than apple, for me it’s an avocado a day. Perhaps people think anything that tastes this good and rich must be bad for you, because somehow avocados have gotten the reputation of being unhealthy indulgences.… Read More Lose Weight and Lower Cholesterol by Eating This MisunderstoodFruit
As another global March Against Monsanto approaches (May 23rd) more people are talking about GMOs. It still surprises me how many people have never heard of them or have any idea what they are. So this post is a brief primer on what GMO foods are, and what the controversy is surrounding this hot topic.… Read More What Are GMO Foods And Why Are So Many People So Upset About Them?
The answer would be the fanciful world of photographer Christopher Boffoli. I so enjoy the inspired creativity he exhibits as he combines miniature, hand-painted figurines from Germany with staged arrangements of artisan food, fresh fruits and vegetables, North American crustaceans, and a variety of beverages to create charming vignettes. Influenced, in part, by Gulliver’s Travels Boffoli… Read More What do Germany, Seattle, Peppercorns, and Soccer Have in Common?
Cheese tortes are pretty, flavorful, impressive, expensive to buy, and oh so easy to make. I’ve found them to also be a good way to use up leftovers (peas are surprisingly good used this way) and handy to have on hand. More than once an unexpected guest was wowed when I just happened to have… Read More How to Create a Simple Cheese Torte