Archive for February, 2011

Monday Morning Espresso Shot Time: Photo of the Day

| February 28, 2011 | 7 Comments
Monday Morning Espresso Shot Time: Photo of the Day




On my last trip to Italy a few months back, I spotted these really cute disposable espresso shot cup replicas. They reminded me of the times I used to take the Tirrenia ship between Sardinia and mainland Italy as the on board bar served the coffees in little white disposable cups. I think I will […]

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Guest/Easy Beef Roll

| February 28, 2011 | 9 Comments
Guest/Easy Beef Roll




Please welcome our newest sensation/guest contributor, Ms. Antonia, Elikem.  A talented and gorgeous creature who hails (currently) from Geneva, she offers up simple recipes for both the seasoned and not-so-seasoned cook.  Welcome, Elikem!! Antonia Elikem, a Swiss-Ghanaian native is convinced she does not enjoying cooking. Although many find this hard to believe given her abilities […]

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5 Reasons to Keep Durham Dirty: TidBit of the Day

| February 28, 2011 | 7 Comments
5 Reasons to Keep Durham Dirty: TidBit of the Day




I’m going to have to brag here. This photo won a contest! 1. Durham, NC folks have pride. This local guy started great graphic design company/blog, Dirty Durham to promote and keep Durham “dirty.” He runs photo contests on his site, and this one won the first one! I promised I would show the other […]

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Tidbit of the Day: Le Parker Meridian’s Hidden Gem

| February 24, 2011 | 4 Comments
Tidbit of the Day:  Le Parker Meridian’s Hidden Gem




Who knew that the NYC’s Le Parker Meridian’s hotel contained such a culinary gem? Upon entering the hotel’s lobby, you will run into a dramatic set of red, velvety, floor-to-ceiling curtains and THIS: Follow the sign and you will find this hamburger oasis, brimming with the most out-of-control burgers on the planet: Eat this.  It’s […]

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Noodles Oodles: Photo of Day

| February 24, 2011 | 8 Comments
Noodles Oodles: Photo of Day




Noodles noodles wrapped.

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Hara Hachi Bu: Homemade Pate

| February 23, 2011 | 36 Comments
Hara Hachi Bu: Homemade Pate




To follow up on ZomppaPatty’s tips for increased longevity, I echo reading The Blue Zones.There have only been a few books that changed my lifestyle and this is one of them. So I have some news to share. Big news. I am now a weekday vegetarian.* *Some exceptions: i.e. birthday meals at the Brazilian steakhouse, […]

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Photo of the Day: Confections, La Grande Epicerie Paris

| February 22, 2011 | 2 Comments
Photo of the Day:  Confections, La Grande Epicerie Paris




Gorgeous display of candies at La Grande Epicerie Paris, France.

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Changing the Way We Eat: TidBit of the Day

| February 22, 2011 | 5 Comments
Changing the Way We Eat: TidBit of the Day




On February 12, TedX Manhattan held a session on “Changing the Way We Eat.” Some amazing speakers…it’s a bit long, put it on while you’re cleaning or cooking, it’s worth your time. Check out the site for more, but some highlights from Session 1: Watch live streaming video from tedx at livestream.com Importance of family […]

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Photo of the Day: Cup O’ Tea

| February 22, 2011 | 12 Comments
Photo of the Day:  Cup O’ Tea




Tea time.  A taste of luxury in the middle of an ordinary afternoon.

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Setting up your Foodie Blog on WordPress – Part 3, Plugins

| February 22, 2011 | 8 Comments
Setting up your Foodie Blog on WordPress – Part 3, Plugins




This post is part 3 of a series of posts on Setting up your Foodie Blog on WordPress – please visit Part 1 & Part 2 for WordPress installation, theme selection and security & discussion settings instructions. Part 3 of my series will focus entirely on PLUGINS! There are thousands upon thousands of WordPress plug-ins and widgets […]

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