The Cotswolds

We flew in early this morning on a red eye flight straight from Denver and got a rental car in a blur to drive to Oxford, England.  We stopped at Cafe CoCo there to have our first [of many] basic English breakfast: grilled tomato, baked beans, eggs, potatoes, mushrooms, and toast (opting out of the…

Breakfast in Carmel by-the-Sea

I woke up at the crack of dawn to get my first view of Carmel in the daytime and what a sight it was.  My balcony had a magically delightful ocean view!  I brought my book out (which I never opened) and a cup of coffee to accompany me, but I just couldn’t take my eyes…

Out and about in Denver

We were headed to Sassafras (located just near Mile High Stadium) but realized it was Broncos game day so rerouted to Jezebel’s Southern Bistro and Bar to experience this delightful surprise.  I have to say this is my first time to be served in a personal sized cast iron skillet and it was wonderful.  This…

Back in Big D

I had a blast with my good friends gathering for this happy hour reunion at Parliament.  It couldn’t have gone better than this and everyone showed up just to see me!  I sure missed these guys but not particularly the Dallas lifestyle. LauraAndyChristina By night… With the full work day, 4 hour drive, and partying since 5pm,…

Sassafras 

This quaint cafe is tucked in the neighborhood of Northwest Highland- Denver and is a wonderful breaky spot!  We started with a homemade biscuit n mushroom gravy drizzling it with their homemade hot sauce and jalapeno pepper jelly.  I chose the Fried Green Tomato Benedict–the usual option when I can find it–with a side of cheddar…

LoHi

This will hopefully be my near future neighborhood! Rootdown:  my favorite restaurant in Denver so far Maci Cafe, this small Italian gem, is authentically Euro!  I felt like I stepped off the streets of LoHi right into Italy.  They have the perfect espressos (Italian style- short and strong!) with the perfect natural crema and the…

Homemade Pop Tarts: savory and sweet

Batch number one:  the savory I filled some of these with an aged cheddar, roasted garlic, fresh parsley, and a dollop of ‘Amora Moutarde de Dijon’ (favorite French mustard).  Others were similar but stuffed with a smoked gruyere in place of the cheddar. The one you see oozing with strawberries is filled with homemade strawberry jam…

Buttermilk Biscuits and Chocolate Puddin’

Usually I serve buttered toast with my chocolate puddin’, but today I decided to make it chocolate gravy style with homemade biscuits. I couldn’t choose just one or the other, so decided on one delicious combination. This is a traditional breakfast in my family we grew up eating out on the farm at my grandparent’s…

Two great breakfast joints in Martha’s Vineyard–Edgartown

Among the Flowers Cafe They have great Bloody Mary’s here…and the plates were scrumptious and plentiful. I had a delicious omelet for brunch. It was packed by 10 so get there early if you don’t want to wait an hour. The Dock St. Coffee Shop is very old school–right near the port. This place took…

Gravlax Delight

Breakfast Gravlax 1 English muffin, toasted 1 T cream cheese 2 slivers of Scandinavian style gravlax (salmon) 1 Campari tomato, thinly sliced 1 thin slice of red onion 2 t capers A squeeze of lemon juice Layer on English muffin in order of recipe and finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice all over….

Off the grid! Polebridge, Montana- population 133

This is the village aka town hang-out. It was a pretty happening place here at 10 in the morning! People in line six deep this Saturday morning here to taste their homemade breads and pastries at this bakery/general store/cafe. Best bakery I’ve seen and tried in a long time–no lie! We enjoyed our homemade breakfast…