August 8th, 2011
It’s always a good time for a burger, isn’t it? Maybe it’s the summer that stirs the burger cravings deep within, or maybe its just part of evolution, baby. Whatever the case, recently I had two remarkable experiences at supposed burger emporiums, at opposite ends of the pleasure spectrum, and in a most [...]
July 31st, 2011
It’s always a good time for a burger, isn’t it? Maybe it’s summer BBQs that spark the cravings, or maybe its because they are the ultimate sandwich. Whatever the case, recently I had two remarkable experiences at supposed burger emporiums, at opposite ends of the pleasure spectrum, with most unexpected results. It [...]
December 14th, 2010
It was my first visit to Towne Hall and I had no idea what to expect. On the edge of a strip mall of sorts, the last thing I expected to find was design I would incorporate into my own home and beautiful artistic cooking and plating. But the place is about beauty. [...]
March 9th, 2009
After only one week on the air it would be unfair to draw conclusions or make predictions or pass final judgements on the fate of Late Night and its new host. But life is not fair, and with our recent acquirement of a PVR, I was able to watch all five fledgling episodes from [...]
February 9th, 2009
Yes, a freshly cut pineapple can be a special treat, but it’s hit and miss. When perfectly ripe the fleshy bits at the tips of a wedge might be nice, but they don’t go very far AND leave threads between the teeth almost every time, leave juice down your chin and lets not omit [...]
February 2nd, 2009
When it comes to food there are times I like to go with what I know. Take yogurt. Call me old fashioned, but it belongs in a little cup. Back in the day, I was faithful to Light N Lively (no longer available in Canada). Nowadays, I go for Source, because of [...]
January 26th, 2009
Some ground rules to help keep things straight when it comes to bagels, before focusing on our feature. These indisputable facts are my pleasure to share with you, so don’t bother writing comments thanking me or, perish the thought, disagreeing. I’ve already stated for the record that they are indisputable facts. Ha!
1. Bagels [...]
January 19th, 2009
Disclaimer: One might expect a biased review from me here because I have much affection for Woody Allen and several of his works. I am in no way an aficionado, but I do go in to one of his films with expectations: I expect quality writing and acting.
Disclaimer B: Generally I [...]
January 14th, 2009
In Righteous Kill Al Pacino and Robert De Niro play partners of 30 plus years in the NYPD. Somewhere in the 90 some odd minutes the question of their potential impending retirement from the force is raised. Their characters show little interest in it. I have advice for Pacino and De Niro [...]
January 8th, 2009
Under this roof Dwight Schrute (come on, The Office! Rainn Wilson! Thursday night! Tune in!) is much beloved. Because of this, and my husband’s dedication to comedy no matter how seemingly silly, The Rocker, featuring Rainn Wilson, was a no escape must-see for me, despite my reservations. I was thinking Jack Black called and wants his performance from School of Rock back. I feared Rockstar with Mark Wahlberg bad. But I love my husband and who doesn’t love hot popcorn? So it was a date.