Best. Pastry. EVER.

Jan. 21, 2015

We discovered this exquisite Granny Smith apple and sour cherry cream pastry at the Patisserie Academie in Bruges, Belgium. This...

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Amsterdam museum of wonders

Jan. 11, 2015

Spend a day exploring the Rijksmuseum (The State Museum) when you are in Amsterdam. With approximately 8,000 pieces of art and...

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Rosemary-calamondin shortbread...

Dec. 20, 2014

We have a rosemary bush the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, so I ‘m always looking for recipes that use this herb. Ingredients 2...

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Bridges in Bruges

Dec. 12, 2014

Better pack an extra camera memory card if you’re going to Bruges, Belgium. There’s a great shot around every corner and...

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Brewing inside historic Bruges

Dec. 5, 2014

Take a hoppy break from the medieval and renaissance architecture in Bruges, Belgium, with a visit to De Halve Maan Brewery....

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Here comes Santa Claus

Dec. 1, 2014

Santa Claus has become a familiar friend at the Christmas markets we visit in Europe.   ...

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Breakfast love at Biscuit Head

Nov. 25, 2014

Few things are more comforting than a hot, flakey, cat head biscuit smothered with hearty toppings. That’s why we stop at...

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Triple-pork cassoulet recipe

Nov. 15, 2014

Nothing encourages me to cook more than long nights and cold days. So for my fifth wedding anniversary (Nov. 7), I made the...

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3 ways to fight blood cancers

Sep. 20, 2014

Here are three easy ways YOU can help in the fight against blood cancers: 1. Donate blood “Many people have asked what they can...

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Adventures in canning pickles

Aug. 23, 2014

Looking for a healthy, tasty, money-saving hobby? Try canning. It only requires a few basic pieces of equipment, tested canning...

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Maine reasons to eat

Aug. 7, 2014

I confess. Part of my attraction to Maine is the food. Lobster rolls, clam chowder, haddock, maple syrup, oysters, wild blueberry...

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Strawbery Banke history vault

Jul. 29, 2014

Who needs a Star Trek holodeck when you can visit centuries of living within Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This...

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Maine love for beer, cider

Jul. 20, 2014

There are hundreds of reason to love Maine, and thriving craft beer and cider (or in local speak, cidah) industries are two of them....

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Classic Southern cooking at Wa...

Jun. 22, 2014

Some of Savannah’s best attractions are quietly off the main street grid. For example, to get to Wall’s BBQ you have to...

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