Guide to Hosting a Business Lunch or Dinner

Knowing how to host a business lunch or dinner well can be crucial to your success and the success of your company.  A lot of what you’ll need to do is proper preparation.  If you set the meal up meticulously, and take care of all the little things, you will head off most potential problems. […]

Great White Wines to Give for the Holidays

Welcome to the wonderful world of white wine! I just gave you three great red wine holiday selections so now it is time to move to the lighter side of things and focus on which white wines would be perfect for you to give as gifts during this holiday season. My first selection and, I […]

Everything you need to know about Pinot Noir

This is what happens when someone who knows nothing about wine writes an article on pinot noir. First, I think I’m writing an article about wine. Then, it turns out pinot noir is a grape. But then, I find pinot noir is both a grape and a wine. So, in an effort to give you […]

Do you have a Recipe for a Fish Chilli

I love any hot and spicy recipe and I also like to try to fit as much fish into my diet as possible for health reasons. Although I don’t usually like to ‘mess about’ too much with a delicate fish, I find that the lovely meaty monkfish is the perfect fish to enable me to […]

Dim Sum

Growing in up in New York City allowed me to have dim sum almost every weekend in Chinatown. It was always a cause for excitement. It is a complete full on sensory experience. Arriving at the restaurant, there is the din of the crowd waiting for tables. There is always a crowd in front of […]

Cooking Terms every Aspiring Cook needs to know

Any beginning cook looking at a cookery book might wonder whether they have suddenly forgotten how to read. Cookery, like many other things has its own terminology. Cookery books use particular terms to describe cookery methods, measurements, and other cookery concepts. This should not worry the novice cook, these terms are easy to decipher. Cookery […]

Chocolate Deserts Low Fat and Yummy

Chocolate Mousse  low or NO sugar and fat  3/4 c fat free milk 1 pkg (1.4 oz) sugar free instant pudding mix CHOCOLATE (but is good with others too including lemon for something different) 1/2 c fat free sour cream 1 tsp almond extract (best buy is Safeway house brand – this could be optional […]

Christmas Drinks

Don’t tell the Child Protection Agency but my earliest memories of Christmas dinner are of drinking the small glass of cider my parents poured as a treat for my siblings and me.  I remember how delicious it was with turkey, stuffing, and especially the pork, and to this day a festive lunch is not complete […]