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Adventures In Eating: Apples in Robes

No matter now much effort one puts into a self designated commitment volunteering time, somehow unexpected and calculated good things do happen. After moving to Julian (apple country), a serious matter presented itself to us. The U.S. Forest Service had a Master Plan to place a 37 mile road through the Cleveland National Forest for… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Almendrado

Here I am on the 33rd floor, in a suite, at the San Moritz Hotel in New York City. Daughter, baby Sammy, and I were treated to this stay by my son-in-law’s grandmother. Our patio overlooks Cen­tral Park. The majestic horses, as their hooves pound the pavement, pulling the hansom cabs, seem to type the… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Baked Corn Pudding

The familiar lyrics from the musical Oklahoma “the corn is so high it touches the sky”, echoed around me as we drove the highways and byways of Nebraska and Iowa this summer. The corn was there, but not as high as the sky, in fact much of it was no more than 2 feet high…. read more »

Adventures in Eating: Ham Mousse Hors d’Oeuvre Mold

Being a part of a family-owned busi­ness may have its mushy side, but then something like Weezie Mott happens to you. Ms. Mott is a teacher by profession and a coveted member of the Wine of the Month Club. Her background is in the biological sciences, but her love and ex­pertise extends into running a… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Choco Mint Snappers

As you drive into this small college town in Oregon, the prosperity is no­ticeable. The homes vary in design from all wood Victorian styles with ginger­bread pitched roofs, to solid red brick ones denoting a simple eastern feeling, to newly painted modern stucco ones. Driving the freeway is not a dreary task, as traffic moves… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Honey and Nut Glazed Brie

“Madam,” the ancient proverb says, “That one rich drop of honey sweet, As an alluring luscious treat, Is known to tempt more flies by far, Than a whole tun of vinegar.” – St. Francis de Sales 1821 You guessed right. Honey is our subject this month. The quote was a favorite of King Henry IV,… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Almendrado

Here I am on the 33rd floor, in a suite at the San Moritz Hotel in New York City. Daughter, baby Sammy, and I were treated to this stay by my son-in-law’s grandmother. Our patio overlooks Cen­tral Park. The majestic horses, as their hooves pound the pavement, pulling the hansom cabs, seem to type the… read more »

Adventures In Eating: Sangria Blanca

At the end of this month’s food col­umn, I have a BIG boo-boo to ex­plain*. But, let’s get on with the more pleasant stuff. A dear friend’s daughter was to be married on Valentine’s Day, and the day before the wedding I co-hosted a bridal luncheon. Actually, the menu was to honor Vikki’s mother, who… read more »

Semillion

This grape is commonly made to blend for wines that are for dessert such as white Bordeaux.        

Recipe: Rhubarb Custard Pie | Food and Wine Pairing

Adventures in Eating: Rhubarb Custard Pie Rosemarie | October 1984 It’s just a fact of life. It’s rhubarb time again! One of my favorite low cost adventures is to scout out lobbies and cafes of new hotels. Whenever Paul and I are driving about and spot a new hotel, little is said. The car pulls… read more »

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