Food and Beverage

Recipe Box: Romantic Meal for Two

A favorite romantic meals is a shared one, like a Gourmet Dinner Salad, served in a large bowl. Delicious, satisfying and romantic. It is a...

Recipe Box: Favorite Rich Chocolate Cake

Few people can resist chocolate cake and this luxurious recipe from my personal recipe box. Perfectly moist, just the right balance of flavors and an...

Playing Cupid with Food

Celebrations of love always include food. Expressing love with food is as easy as preparing the favorite dish of someone you love and presenting it...

Luxurious Garnish: Edible Gold

There is something so decadent about a dessert covered in gold! Typically used to adorn a chef's expensive luxurious and expensive dishes and desserts...

Ode to Chocolate

Oh, when thinking of love, the mind wanders to the love of chocolate. That lovely, splendid, smooth, good-feeling inducer and seductive taste sensation that can...

Historical Chocolates: Debauve & Gallais

We all know the modern brand names of high quality chocolate makers but let’s look at some manufacturers of brands so old they have...

Kitchen Canisters – Function and Beauty

Kitchen canisters, those handy, sometimes pretty and definitely practical containers to house and protect precious dry goods like coffee and flour graced counter tops...

Luxurious Garnish: Edible Flowers In Food

There is a sense of romance, that gourmet touch, and something sophisticated about adding edible flowers in your food; cooking or garnishing with flowers...

Champagne and Love

Love is a perfect excuse to crack open a bottle of bubbly (not that any excuse is really needed, it just sweetens the moment!)...

Deliciousness In Hand: Hot Beverages To Go

There is nothing like the soothing comfort of a warm drink in hand. The cozy feeling it offers you from the inside out is...