Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Porcini Squash Soup with White Truffle Oil

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

As rhubarb and strawberries make their springtime debut on blogs across the Northern Hemisphere, I know that my Porcini Squash Soup does not sound very timely…but I promise you there is good reason for this soup to appear on my blog.  Firstly, this soup is delicious!  It is rich, creamy and hearty, and makes me […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies – Gluten Free

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

This week I visited Chimayo, NM for the first time. It is a short ride from Santa Fe and is a famous pilgrimage site in the area. I have been wanting to visit it for quite a while as I have heard wonderful things about it, but usually my drives north are to visit Ojo […]

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I Love Coconut Oil – The Book

Monday, February 13th, 2012

I just read I Love Coconut Oil: 56 Simple Tips For Everyday Use by Cricket Desmarais for the third time and know it will not be my last.  Cricket’s book breaks down the benefits of coconut oil into easy-to-digest bites and then offers 56 ways that we can use coconut oil to improve our daily […]

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Santa Fe Farmers Market

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Fall at the Santa Fe Farmers Market is definitely a time of abundance. The smell of roasting chiles wafting from every corner, the first of the apples popping up from local farms, and the last of the gorgeous heirloom tomatoes of the season. The rich bouquets of dahlias and cosmos are reminders of the beautiful […]

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Fig + Hazelnut + Chocolate = Cookies

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

My favorite gelateria in Florence is Gelateria La Carraia for two reasons. Reason #1 They are the best bang for the buck (euro).  You see, I lived in Florence before and after the euro came into creation.  Before the euro, the smallest gelato cost 1,000 lira in most gelaterie.  That was about 50 cents (American).  […]

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Review – Real Food Nation

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

I first heard about Real Food Nation from a friend who caught wind of a place in Santa Fe that makes their own gluten-free buns for their burgers…  That was exciting!  As many readers know, it is a rare occasion to find a restaurant that actually makes their own gluten-free substitutions so this was not […]

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La Fierucola

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

La Fierucola and La Fierucolina occur once per month (respectively) in the city of Florence. These markets are like a festival for organic foods, baked goods, fair trade products and artisanal creations. Visiting this market was always one of the highlights of the month for me when I lived in Florence, and every time I return, visiting La Fierucola is a top priority.

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Tuscan Olive Oil – Olio Nuovo

Monday, November 29th, 2010

I freely admit it… I am addicted to olive oil.  I have always enjoyed it, and while others have their addiction to butter (which I am sorry to say I don’t understand) my love affair is with olive oil.  After living in Italy for 5 years, who could blame me?  Some people love the Bistecca […]

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Brac: Eating Vegetarian in Florence

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The vegetarian lifestyle in Florence? Not as tough as you might think…and thankfully more restaurants are popping up…

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La Fierucola a Firenze

Monday, October 5th, 2009

One of my favorite “foodie” pastimes in Florence is the Fierucola.  This is the organic market that comes to Florence 2 times a month in different parts of the city displaying the splendors of the Tuscan hillsides.  It features both artisan crafts, as well as organic produce, oils, jams, wines, and baked goods, and is […]

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