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Back in Lodi Again

In Lifestyle, Travel On October 31, 2011 1 Comment

Just about four years ago We set out on the road Seekin’ some great artwork Lookin’ to spend a pot of gold Things got bad, things got worse… Read More »

P-A-P-A in Stockton

In Lifestyle, Travel On October 20, 2011 3 Comments

Stockton, California is the place you pass by on your way to and from Sacramento or San Francisco.  So why was Stockton our destination last week?  Why did… Read More »

Rivera Restaurant – A Culinary Journey

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On October 3, 2011 1 Comment

John Sedlar is a Los Angeles chef/restaurateur icon.  In 1980 he opened St. Estephe in a Manhattan Beach strip center where he combined the traditional foods of his… Read More »

The Heat is On – Hatch Chiles from New Mexico

In Appetizers, Food, Lifestyle, Travel On September 15, 2011 3 Comments

For a hot time in the old Southwest, consider attending the Hatch Chile Festival over the Labor Day weekend.  Some 30,000 chile aficionados converge on the tiny town… Read More »

Turner Davis – Twin Towers

In Lifestyle, Travel On September 8, 2011 2 Comments

Like art, grief is highly personal.  The same piece of art—or tragic event—may generate a variety of emotions and reactions among those who have directly or indirectly experienced… Read More »

Gilt Taste – Guilty Pleasures

In Lifestyle, Products, Products, Resources On August 28, 2011 1 Comment

The “Dog Days of August” here in the desert are hard on a Culinary Diva.  The best restaurants are closed, the weekly farmers’ market is but a memory,… Read More »

French Laundry

In Lifestyle, Travel On August 5, 2011 0 Comments

“No” is not a word I like to hear in a culinary context.  And hearing “no” over and over again is enough to discourage even the most intrepid… Read More »

Ladies Who Lunch

In Books, Dining, Lifestyle, Products, Resources, Travel On July 27, 2011 1 Comment

You know such a place.  The one where the lunching ladies are perfectly coiffed, lingering over a glass of white wine, and speaking whispered tidbits of highly confidential… Read More »

Davis Farmers’ Market – Sensory Overload

In Lifestyle, Travel On June 30, 2011 2 Comments

Foodies dream about having fresh ingredients at their fingertips.  They gawk at golden beets, heirloom tomatoes, and honeydew melons like college boys at a Hooters Restaurant, or me… Read More »

Comme Ca – French Brasserie Perfection in Las Vegas

In Dining, Lifestyle, Travel On June 20, 2011 1 Comment

I am not a full-fledged Francophile, but I admit to loving French food and wine, dining in a bistro and a long, leisurely lunch.  Las Vegas is one… Read More »