Apple & Cider Fritters (with Calvados glaze)

Tired of pumpkin everything in fall? What about apples? Are not apples a fruit of fall? Let’s celebrate apples in an easy to make dessert/snack that also incorporates two other apple products we love: cider and Calvados. I love a good and fresh apple fritter but don’t like the huge and goopy fritters that we see too often. After several attempts to make the...

Beer & Cheese Soup

When the suns sets in the west a little sooner and the night autumn temperatures begin to dip nothing warms the body and soul like a little comfort food. In the Oktoberfest season a warm bowl of Beer & Cheese soup is always welcomed. Who doesn’t like a steaming bowl of liquid cheese with a cool glass of Oktoberfest lager? This delicious and congenial soup is...

Oktoberfest – No Airfare Required

Oktoberfest, one of the world’s greatest annual events, is underway (it started on September 18). Oktoberfest is an event worthy of your attendance and one that you would likely feel the urge to return (as opposed to Mardi Gras, Carnival in Brazil, and your last family reunion). The event takes place 15 days before the first Sunday in October and the festival lasts for...

Labor Day – Keep Summer Alive

Somehow the calendar got set to fast-forward and now Labor Day weekend is soon upon us. It is widely believed that Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer but I’m not having any of that. Before the winter scarfs are taken from storage and the snow blower is tuned for winter I have more summer living to do. It’s time for new traditions...

Fish & Chips, Uncompromised Simplicity

Some seek incomparable pieces of art, or rare historical treasures, or perhaps something abstract like the meaning of life. I applaud these lofty pursuits but often I get engrossed with pursuing the simpler things; although if you can tell me where all of my single socks have got off to I will pay you almost anything. Often, simple pursuits don’t live up to their...

Navigating the Corkage Fee Conundrum

The subject of corkage fees in restaurants has been a topic of great debate, for both restaurateurs and patrons alike, for many, many years. In fact the circumstance of navigating the corkage topic has been the source of some of my most uncomfortable moments – from both sides of the negotiating table. In truth, I rarely bring wine to a restaurant other than those...

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