Foodie Fieldtrip Friday: The Future’s So Brighton!

Yep the future’s so Brighton, I gotta wear shades!  A little take on an oldie but a goodie, but that song was in my head when I hit the laptop to share my latest gastronomic expedition with you.  It is hard to believe I have lived in London this long and never made the one hour train journey to Brighton on England’s south coast!  It’s been on my mind to do for ages, but various reasons have always circumvented the plans.  So I was delighted that this week’s Foodie Fieldtrip Friday allowed me to soak up some sun, listen to the crashing waves and indulge in total iconic Brighton Beach eats! Continue reading

Crazy for Canada

Having lived in America most of my life, I’ve been lucky enough to travel  north to Canada on a few occasions. The first was to Montreal in 1987 to film a Suzuki Samurai commercial. I loved what I saw of the city but didn’t get to tour around too much because of work. The second time I visited Canada was to take my son to an ice hockey camp in Logan Lakes. I remember it was gorgeous and woodsy. And my third visit was with Hubby to Vancouver, a very hip and diverse culture with stunning natural beauty. So I was delighted to have the opportunity to return to Canada and soak up as much as I could in one week. Continue reading

Foodie Fieldtrip Friday: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) is celebrated with more hoopla in the United States than in Mexico where the holiday began. Most confuse it with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16th. But for a festive day which is all about winning a war (the Mexicans against the French at the battle of Pueblo) it sure is fun. Especially for someone like me who loves Mexican food, culture, and people! Continue reading

Foodie Fieldtrip Friday: Le Cordon Bleu

An epic Foodie Fieldtrip Friday that I won’t ever forget took place in Paris, France at Le Cordon Bleu. I shared in my last blog post (a synopsis of our trip to Paris) that I would need to spend a whole post elaborating on this gastronomic experience.  I have to thank my Hubby for treating me to this Parisian keepsake, a foodie’s equivalent of an expensive designer handbag. Only this is something that I can use and reuse and share with friends, family and customers!  A course at Le Cordon Bleu on classic French sauces, the culinary backbone in fine dining.  I felt I had died and gone to heaven! Continue reading

Foodie Fieldtrip Friday: Food Tours Stockholm

While the name of this fantastic culinary expedition company in Stockholm is called Food Tours it was much more than that. Guided by the amazing Johanna our group of five eager participants learned all about the history of the Sodermalm area as well.  Because it used to be an area where immigrants settled, the food scene is reflected in the myriad of tastes and flavors.  In fact during our four hour tour we journeyed to several continents without ever leaving Sweden! Continue reading

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Last year was the first year I was blogging during my birthday.  Here is the post I wrote to celebrate:  “Triskaidekaphobia + 51 is the new 21“.  Now I realize that being 51 and 21 are totally different, so that part was a joke.  But there really is a phobia about Friday the 13th, and that was the day on which my birthday happened to be last year. And indeed I was also born on a Friday the 13th. So for me it is a lucky day! Continue reading