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Gourmet Highway: A State of Mind-Travel, Food ...

By Doc Lawrence – The journey to longer days includes the pleasures of Mardi Gras, stage plays, the most exciting wine and food festival on the East Coast and the increased spirit of adventure as the sap starts to mercifully rise again. This is the season featuring so many festivals: South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Atlanta’s High Museum Wine Auction, Charleston’s Food and Wine Festival and many more, all...

2018 Wedding Cake Trends

By Julie Deffense – Life is too short to say no to cake. So what do I see as the biggest trends in wedding cakes for 2018? For me, trends in wedding cake are just that, trends. Yes, every year brings new trends, such as different color palettes and textures, or a choice between a naked, not-so-naked, drip, buttercream or fondant cake, but as an artist it’s more about the story behind each cake from which the...

Delicious stews and rich soup recipes

By Lori Rodgers – Soup’s On! There’s nothing like a steaming, fragrant bowl of soup or stew to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. A hot meal is so satisfying, and the potential combinations of flavors and textures is virtually endless. Pureed butternut squash, hearty beef stew accented by generously sliced potatoes and carrots, delicate broths with strips of ginger and lemongrass floating on top. Delightful! Soup has...

Is It Worth It?

By Lori Rodgers –   Is it worth it to upgrade to a room with a balcony?   Arrived at Championsgate Resort today, on a February afternoon in Central Florida.  Checked into my 8th floor King room with a balcony right around 5 PM. I’m dead centre on the “adult”pool where a private reception was being prepared. Long-range views over the lakes and golf course as the sun was setting were accented by the live guitar player...

Is it Worth It… to pay $11 for one glass of wine a...

By Lori Rodgers – Is it Worth It… to pay $11 for one glass of wine…at Whole Foods?   The long-awaited day finally came. The new Whole Foods at University and Honore is open. I’m especially happy because its approximately 7 minutes from my home. I waited until two days after the grand opening to make the trip. And people say I have no self-control!   It was packed, and the crowds were a more homogenous blend than the...
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