Awakened by the Force I am not…..**SPOILERS

I may never have been to comic-con, and I may not have the inside scoop on the inner workings of a Death Star, but I do know good movies, I know strong story lines, and I have been a Star Wars fan from birth. Now I know this is not my typical fiction write up […]

What’s Old is New Again at The Grange

Many of you have heard that Tina’s Italian Kitchen has officially closed its doors. While open for 30 plus years, Tina’s offered a quaint home world charm atmosphere, and simple Italian dishes that described the family’s heritage. However, the building that Tina’s was housed in, The Grange Building or the Salisbury Building, has a history […]

Understanding ingredients in your food

The more I study and write about food the more I realize that just watching calories and trans-fat is not enough. Understanding what we are eating and chemicals and ingredients that are in our food is just as important. Chemicals affect our bodies just like any medicine would, and our bodies respond in a similiar […]

Food Festivals Haven’t Tapered Off Yet! Digestion Suggestion Takes You to the Southtowns

Summer may be winding down but the food festivities have yet to receive the memo. Even as leaves start to float to the ground, changing from vibrant greens, purples, pinks and yellows to burnt amber, rust and browns, we cling to the last bit of warm ocean breezes and fragrant blossoms. Store fronts are already […]

Healthy Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Protein pancakes are becoming a very popular dish. What’s makes pancakes and other breakfast foods so trendy are the multitude of different ways each dish can be made. An added bonus is that you can eat breakfast any time of the day! At least I think so. However, the other big push right now is […]

Zucchini Bread Mom’s Way…..With a Twist

Many cooks will say they are not bakers and bakers will say they are not cooks. However, if you blur the lines, there are those who have cross pollinated and become something I like to call a boock. A boock is both a baker and a cook, and not unlike a book you read, there […]

Taste of Lancaster Kicks Off this Friday!

We are officially into mid-summer season:( I hate to say it, but I really must–August looms and I fear football season is right around the corner. Don’t get me wrong, I love football season, but it also means the end of soccer season (near the end) and that fall is upon us. Now we are […]

Food & Fiction News

As you all know, this weekend is the largest two day food festival–The Taste of Buffalo. On Saturday, July 11th I will be judging on the culinary stage. I was recently privileged to be published in the national San Francisco based magazine St. Red; writing an article about the Taste. For the full article please […]

Head to Skylon Tower for the Views Not the Chews!

Skylon Tower opened its “revolving doors” in 1965. Situated on the Canadian border of Niagara Falls, it is a staple among tourists visiting both the Canadian and American sides of the falls. In the 1970’s and 80’s the Tower updated its features to include two Starbucks franchises and the Fallsview Casino. Since then not much […]

Taste of Buffalo News

Started in 1984, over 400,000 people across the country and Canada descend on the Queen City every July 11th and 12th for the largest two day food festival in the nation. “It’s the people of Buffalo that have made this so successful. We have over 55 restaurants participating this year and that list is growing,” […]