Food

Outraged

outrage noun 1 widespread public outrage: indignation, fury, anger, rage, disapproval, wrath, resentment. 2 it is an outrage: scandal, offense, insult, injustice, disgrace. 3 the bomb outrage: atrocity, act of violence/wickedness, crime, wrong, barbarism, inhumane act. verb his remarks outraged his parishioners: enrage, infuriate, incense, anger, scandalize, offend, give offense to, affront, shock, horrify, disgust, […]

Dear Olympia Restaurants and Food Service Establishments

If you’ve ever had food poisoning, you feel as if you are going to die, in fact, after several hours of painful stomach cramps as well as violent diarrhea and vomiting, you kind of wish for death. It’s really one of the worst experiences you can have. It starts with a mild tummy ache that […]

Dinner and Driving

This past weekend my husband and I were in Las Vegas to spend time with a group of friends. Through the travel agent of a friend, we got a pretty good rate for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, located next to the Aria. I did not know this was a casino-free, nonsmoking hotel, but boy did […]

South Beach Food and Wine Festival

My husband and I had the great privilege recently of staying with some amazing friends for a few days while we all attended the South Beach (Sobe) Food and Wine Festival in Miami, Florida. Our adventure started with a red-eye flight from Seattle, WA to Miami, FL. After landing in Miami at 8 am, we […]

Dinner with a Master Bladesmith

A few months ago I stumbled upon a short video series entitled Raw Craft on You Tube sponsored by The Balvenie (a distillery located in Ireland producing a unique range of single malt whiskies). The series is hosted by Anthony Bourdain (the American chef, author and TV personality). To quote the Raw Craft web site, […]

Drive

dictionary.com drive – to strive vigorously toward a goal or objective; to work, play, or try wholeheartedly and with determination. Psychology: an inner urge that stimulates activity or inhibition; a basic or instinctive need. __________________________________ Several months ago I had a breakthrough of sorts.  While working on personal development with someone I’ll refer to as […]

Graciousness and Class

Gone, it seems are the days of mailed Thank You notes and hostess gifts. When I was young, my mother insisted that my Christmas Thank You notes were written and mailed within one week after the Holiday. I email them now, but none-the-less, I still send them. As our times have changed, etiquette has had […]