chocolate hippos

Posts from the ‘Appetizers’ category

sikil pak

Maybe you are spending today prepping your home for the onslaught of football fans that will attend your Super Bowl party tomorrow and don’t have time…


the speedy romeo

Ah Speedy Romeo.  The Restaurant?  The Pizza?  The race horse?  Yep, Speedy Romeo is all of these things.  But I like to concern myself with the…


pizza margherita

“Pizza I love”.  That was the first sentence I remember my daughter writing.  It was the title of a picture she had drawn of the two…


basic pizza dough

If I had to choose one thing to eat for the rest of my life, it would be pizza.  And any good pizza lover needs to…


papa joe’s blackened oysters

My dear friend Sam has one of those big Texas families that I secretly wish I belonged to.  His Mamma is one of the sweetest ladies…


tomato ricotta tart

My oh my, I really wanted to wait until the end of the summer to share this with you.  Why so selfish?  Because this summer recipe…


cucumber pistachio gazpacho

My husband’s Italian grandmother is 95 and STILL grows vegetables in her yard each summer.  Yesterday she happened to have a bounty of large, ready to…


True stories with a twist!

My Favourite Pastime

Food, Travel and Eating Out