Archives for August 2009

13.5% Wine Bar in Hamden

Hamden, Hon!  Home of Cafe Hon, Golden West Cafe, Red Tree, In Watermelon Sugar and many other favorite shopping boutiques!  It is an area that has been blooming and blossoming into a little hub of creative activity!  It is a bit reminiscent of the hipster Williamsburg area in Brooklyn, NY.  I have to say, Hamden gives me just a little hope, that Baltimore can emerge to be a fun city with some true personality!  Ok, enough said. My husband and I were approached about a year ago, about opening a wine bar.  We racked our brains … [Read more...]

Pueblo Oven Bread Recipe

One week ago, I was looking at this lovely view.   I was in New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, on the Santa Ana Pueblo.  It was the perfect day to hike, or swim, or sunbathe and read a book.  It turned out to be the perfect day to bake Pueblo Oven Bread. This is the perfect oven to bake this bread in.  This is a horno.  This one is heated by gas.  When the oven has reached 500 degrees, the gas is turned off and the mud bricks of the horno bake the bread.  It has holes in it, so … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Bread Challenge!

A couple of months ago, as I was visiting Honey and Jam's blog, my eyes fell on a Cinnamon Swirl Bread recipe and it caused me to dream and plan ('cause sometimes it take a bit of planning to make bread with my crazy schedule).  Yes, it took me a couple of months to slide it in, but boy am I (and my family!!) glad I did!  If you've never attempted to make a loaf of homemade cinnamon bread, I encourage you to try!  Making bread sounds daunting to many, but once you get the hang of it, it really is easy and … [Read more...]

Saturday Farmer’s Market

The color and the texture at a Farmer's Market always inspire me. Farmer's Markets' say linger, look, stroll, savor, and relax. Only two people asked me why I was taking pictures at the market. One was an old farmer who when I answered, "I have a food blog", shrugged, as in, whatever floats your boat. The other was a young tween boy, who I answered, "I'm taking pictures for fun".  He replied, that's weird. One of my favorite stops at the Prior Lake Farmer's Market is Cocoa & … [Read more...]

Miss Irene’s…Ask for Rusty’s Section!

We had heard good things about Miss Irene's and when friends of our asked us to go, we jumped at the chance! We arrived, were warmly greeted and escorted up to the upstairs dining room.  We started out with a cheese plate and other antipasti and began to pour the wine!  Malbecs have been up there with my favs lately, so we ordered a bottle of Malbec and settled in for a fun evening! Our server Rusty and his counterpart, were on top of things from the very beginning.  Devon and I like service that is attentive but … [Read more...]