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Holiday Sangria

November 26, 2011 | Cocktails | Permalink

Tweet I was in charge of pre-feast cocktails for the Thanksgiving potluck. Since pomegranates and mandarins are in season right now, I thought a white sangria would highlight the crimson pomegranate juice and seeds. Typically, sangria recipes include sugar, but I chose not to add sugar because Croatian wine is usually sweet. The sangria was […]


November 22, 2011 | Party! | Permalink

Tweet I follow many food blogs. Blogs are my nightly reading. I used to work at Cooks of Crocus Hill in St. Paul, MN. Cooks is a locally owned kitchen retail store, and they have cooking classes and host cookbook authors’. One pastry chef and author I helped assist in kitchen was Zoe Francois, co-author […]

48 Hours in Paris

November 20, 2011 | Chocolate Shops, Chocolatier, Travel | Permalink

Tweet Yes, the title is true.   I’d been planning this weekend for over 6 months.  Last spring, I filled out the appropriate paperwork for my personal day and was laughed at because I was planning so far in advance…They don’t know me too well. Having just finished reading the book The Paris Wife and seeing […]