Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sunday Photo – The Season of Rebirth

Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover or simply enjoy the symbol of rebirth that is represented by the arrival of spring, this is a season for love, optimism and regeneration. Happy Spring! Enjoy your holiday, whichever it may be!

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Healthy Living – Just a Name or The Real Thing?

It won’t replace the local Farmers Markets. It isn’t designed to do that, but the new Healthy Living Market and Cafe at the Wilton Mall (yes, it is in a mall) just outside of Saratoga Springs, New York should make […]


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Dining at In de Wulf

Located in the middle of the hilly Belgian countryside, a winter excursion to Chef Kobe Desramaults’ In de Wulf is like finding an oasis in a frozen desert. It’s only accessible by icy, elevated one-lane roads, which leads to trouble […]


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Calling All Wine Collectors!!! Devine Intervention Needed!!!

Starting today and running through April 7th, there is an incredible opportunity to augment your growing collection with some otherwise impossible to find bottles and others that are merely hard to come by. The best part is that it is […]


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Sunday Photo – Chef Ben Sukle and Birch

I’ve been a fan of Chef Ben Sukle’s New Naturalism inspired cooking since I first tasted it at The Dorrance in Providence, R.I. in December of 2011. The Dorrance with Chef Sukle was a restaurant  that had a lot of potential. […]


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De Librije – Dutch for Delightfully Delicious!

Well, delightfully delicious is not the literal translation of De Librije from the Dutch, but based upon my recent meal at the restaurant and night at their hotel, perhaps it should be. De Librije literally means “the library” just like […]


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Culinary Pilgrimages: Part 8 – Parting in Paris

Paris. Need I say more? Perhaps not, but I will. We took a 10AM high speed train to the Gare Lyon and made our way to our final apartment of this trip. The apartment was located in the Marais, a […]


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Sunday Photo – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“May you never lie, steal, cheat or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in each other’s arms.
If you must steal, steal kisses.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink with us, your friends”

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Culinary Pilgrimages: Part 7 – Lovely Lyon

Our timing for the drive to the train station was good. With a 12 noon train, we missed the rush hour traffic and made it to Brussels with plenty of time to find the Car Rental return and get our […]


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Culinary Pilgrimages: Part 6 – A Return to Belgium

Sunday morning was another early start as we had another three hour drive, this time back up into Belgium, east of Brussels, in the small village of Liernu, to have lunch at L’Air du Temps.

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