Parkmoor Restaurant

Today is the 20th anniversary of when my father passed away, one month before my daughter was born. Although it’s not a happy occasion I found myself thinking back and remembering all the wonderful things about him and the things that made me laugh. Back in those days people...

Hot Days, Cool Drinks!

Hot Days, Cool Drinks!

Today the temperature with the heat index is 105 degrees. I’ve barely made it outside today, not even to hit the swimming pool or take my dogs to swim. It’s just unbearable. However, I did have to take my dogs for a walk and after they ate dinner we...

Fourth of July Celebrations!

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day. If you prepared my Sea Bass with Strawberry Orange Salsa, I’m hoping that it was a huge success and those that you prepared it for loved it. Independence Day is just 12 days away. When my kids were younger we...

Father’s Day & Summer Celebrations!

Summer officially starts this Sunday – Father’s Day. The temperature is getting hotter and the air is more humid. If you’re the one to cook in your household chances are you’re grilling or making lighter, healthier meals. If you have children there’s a good chance they are off and...

Balsamic Vinegars

As I mentioned in previous posts, I spent some time in Italy a couple of years ago. One of the places that I vividly remember was the Mercato Centrale in Florence. This is the main market and houses a variety of commercial activities, as well as cultural and artisanal...

Links on my site

Links on my site

I’m suddenly having problems with this site and all of the links that I have posted have disappeared. I’m hoping this is just a bug in the system that will fix itself. If you’d like to visit my links go to: Stella & Dot www.stelladot.com/vickiCupcake Project www.cupcakeproject.comFood Dictionary www.epicurious.com/tools/fooddictionaryGreat...

Low Fat Banana Bread

I had some very ripe bananas that I knew no one would eat so I decided to make some banana bread. In my house we all like to try and watch our caloric intake, especially around bathing suit season, so years ago I created a recipe for banana bread...

Which Olive Oil to Use?

Many of my friends and customers ask me about Olive Oil. They don’t know the difference between the various types. Which ones to use in their salad dressings, which ones to cook with and not to cook with and how to store it. So I thought I would devote...