Key West Food and Wine Festival, 2015: Discount Code and Tickets

And then this happened.

You know how I love to give you stuff, just because you swing by and read my blog? Well, it’s that time of year again!

The 2015 Key West Food and Wine Festival promises to be better than ever, with a whole bunch of dinners, brunches, . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival, 2015: Discount Code and Tickets

Diamond in the Dark: Blind Tasting the Wines of Francis Ford Coppola

Thats me, on the right, with my friend Marcie, awaiting the blind tasting.

Last week, I had the privilege of attending a truly wonderful event: a blind wine tasting. I have done many wine tastings before, some blind (not knowing what the wines are, as they are in bags or otherwise covered), some not, . . . → Read More: Diamond in the Dark: Blind Tasting the Wines of Francis Ford Coppola

It’s October… Almost Fantasy Fest

This is me and FKGuy. We are very fancy.

It is October. Hard to believe, but it’s a fact. That means a few things in Key West: It still feels like summer, only a more tolerable version; snowbirds start to flock back south this month; and, of course, it is nearly time for Fantasy . . . → Read More: It’s October… Almost Fantasy Fest

Rosh Hashana, Part II: The Recap

Chicken soup with kreplach. If you’ve never tried them, you should.

They came. They ate. We celebrated the new year. Rosh Hashana has come and gone, and all that is left is a food coma. Yes, five days later. As promised, here are some photos. No, I didn’t save you any. 

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Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Holiday Meal

The chicken soup is now resting comfortably in the freezer.

What? Wait, a minute. Isn’t it only September? Yes, it is. And that means, while it is not quite Christmas yet, the Jewish Holidays are fast approaching. The holidays are, in a way, the ultimate dinner party. Everyone has their holiday favorites, there are . . . → Read More: Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Holiday Meal

Dog Days of Summer

These two love to go hang out with their friends!

It is no secret that in the three years Babka has been a part of the family, FKGuy and I have become real dog people. We even added another to the mix a couple of months ago, and Latke has been adjusting quite nicely. . . . → Read More: Dog Days of Summer

Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Mishaps

Mini Bailey’s cheesecakes. They taste even better than they look.

After all the careful planning, invitations, prep work and factoring in everyone’s dietary needs, even the best laid plans can go off the rails. The key, however, is to go with the flow. That is it. Don’t panic. Ever. Not even when your friend . . . → Read More: Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Mishaps

Social Eating. It’s Good For You. (Sort of.)

YUM.

Several months ago, I had a conversation with my mother-in-law about social eating, getting older, and how more elderly people benefit from eating with friends. (The actual conversation was a bit longer than that…) It made me realize how much more I eat when I am with friends, which is most of the time.

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5 Rules For Being a Good House Guest

Usually, it’s as easy as plying your hosts with dessert… and wine.

We really should have installed a revolving door at the entrance to our house. We are in the midst of six weekends in a row of house guests (not to mention two of the three previous weekends, and one of the two . . . → Read More: 5 Rules For Being a Good House Guest

Twice as Nice, or Double Trouble? Are Two Dogs Better Than One?

Latke is making herself right at home.

If you have read the blog before, you know that I am obsessed with my awesome rescue mutt, Babka. She is truly a wonderful, mostly well behaved and lovable dog. Well, a few months ago, the folks at Paws 2 Care Coalition (who saved Babka’s life), posted . . . → Read More: Twice as Nice, or Double Trouble? Are Two Dogs Better Than One?

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