Feb 14, 2013

Happy Hearts and Hugs!

It is true that Valentine's Day, like every other holiday, has become extremely commercial. Many nix the day because of it. I still believe one can celebrate Valentine's Day without buying into the commercialism.

We are surrounded by love 24/7 and yet we often take it for granted. It is wonderful to brood over what nudges us to love and to celebrate love's existence. For me, LOVE is Jesus, Family, and Friends.


Feb 13, 2013

Saveur Magazine

Have you noticed? Food has become quite fashionable! Much credit goes to the emergence of reality cooking competitions and endless food shows; savvy blogs, websites, radio broadcasts, and podcasts. Magazines, also, are endeavoring to redefine cooking and interpret food culture.

I am passionate about food, not obsessive. I sometimes have to remind myself to eat because the process of food discovery is often more mesmerizing than the consumption of it. I think Editor-in-Chief James Oseland, of Saveur magazine, captured my sentiments... 
At Saveur, we travel a lot. 
We don't do it just to sate our palates. When we peruse the market stalls in some faraway place, find ourselves in a newfound friend's kitchen, or sit down to break bread in an unfamiliar restaurant, we are learning about the world. We are becoming intimate with the places where we eat, and our understanding of them expands.
Food is obviously essential; however it gives meaning and cohesiveness to the people groups of this world. When I am meeting foreign-born people for the first time, I have found that the subject of food is bonding. The more I understand their food, the warmer the connection!


Feb 10, 2013


"There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles." 
-Author Unknown
Godiva Dessert Truffles | Good Housekeeping

I have created a wonderful List on Facebook called FOOD-QUEST. I confess that I am an opportunist when it comes to technology. A Facebook List makes it possible to pool a specific interest into one serene stream of current activity.

FOOD-QUEST includes celebrity chefs, savvy home cooks; cookbook authors; food culture experts; culinary magazines; food TV and podcasts; and popular websites. The stream never runs dry!

With 280+ links, today you will find inspiration for Valentine's Day, the Grammy's, Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year, and answers to the mundane question, "What's for dinner?" Of course chocolate is a trending theme for obvious reasons.

You may Follow the flow HERE! It is Public. If you have an issue, Message me at:

Quest-fully Yours,