June 22: National Chocolate Eclair Day

Okay, this is a bit late because I’ve been procrastinating all week but yes, today is National Chocolate Eclair Day. I’ve been looking for the image of a fancy eclair I saved but I can’t find it so thanks to Tumbler’s Food Masterpost, I give you  the classic chocolate eclair. I was considering making eclairs…

June 18: National Sushi Day!

Today I pay homage to one of my favorite foods – sushi!  Pictured is an assortment of sushi from one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Culver City, CA. I try to eat there whenever I’m in Los Angeles. They also have fantastic udon bowls. And the service is always phenomenal. Fifty years ago, you…

One Lovely Blog Nomination!

What an amazing surprise to be nominated by Crecynthia of Flavormethis for The One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks, Crecynthia! Check out her blog where you can find luscious photos and join her on her food adventures. Here are 7 things about me: I have collected more than 100 stuffed toy cows.  I am an avid…

Restaurant Review: Mena’s Tex Mex Grill

This is a belated review of our last full meal with our son in Texas. He happens to live near this great Tex-Mex restaurant but he’s been so busy he hasn’t even been there. I have eaten there before during a previous visit. Both he and my husband were delighted at the quality of the…

Cooking term: Pochette

The luscious pastry featured here is from La Madeleine Country French Cafe located in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. La Madeleine is a franchise with locations between Texas and Washington, DC and down in Orlando, FL.  This post is not a review of La Madeleine, which was great, by the way, but I’d like to write…

Restaurant Review: Hoffbrau Steaks

On my second trip to Dallas last week, I vowed to try a steak because I’m in beef country. I have tried burgers and barbeque so while in the historic district we went to Hoffbrau Steaks. It’s a small down-to-earth place with lots of Western-themed decor. There are a number of pricier steakhouses in the…

Restaurant Review: Nando’s Peri-Peri

On leaving Springfield Mall, I smelled the heavenly aroma of something grilling and realized it was coming from Nando’s Peri-Peri. But we were about to get in the car so later that day, my daughter and I went to the Old Town branch which was closer. It’s situated in the historic district so parking was…

The Mighty Donut

Well, it’s here – National Donut Day! I won’t be able to get a donut today (which are free at participating Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Crème) because my hubby has my car so I’m stuck. But I’m ashamed to admit, that I’ve already had my share of donuts this week because we bought a dozen…

Cooking term: Burrata

I came across this unusual term while perusing appetizer choices at a restaurant. Buratta is the Italian word “buttered.” Buttered cheese? No, this is not a Paula Deen creation but it really originated from Murgia in the south of Italy. It is made from milk, rennet, and cream. It is a relatively new cheese, having been…