Category Archives: Food

Perfecting Paella


Perfecting Paella, pleez!  Is it all in the pan or is there more? If the dish is made correctly, it’s one of the most perfect comfort foods. If made incorrectly, it’s a disaster dish that just can’t be fixed. Maybe that’s why discussions about Paella recipes can go on until the wee hours of the morning, […]

Bastille Day Pan Bagnat Recipe

Pan bagnat literally means bathed or wet bread and is a classic French sandwich originating from Nice France. Pan bagnat, a Provencal speciality. Homemakers of Nice softened stale bread by placing it under a stream of water (an effective way to refresh the bread), hence the name pan bagnat wet bread or literally bathed bread. […]

National Onion Ring Day & Vidalia Onions

It’s hard for me to talk about this without crying, because I missed celebrating  National Onion Ring Day on June 22, I guess the Supermoon threw my timing off. Anyway, the day devoted to one of my favorite oniony treats has me thinking about Vidalia onions and Vidalia, Georgia. Onion Rings, Source: Wiki, photo by Jonathunder Onion […]

A Midsummer Night Celebration

It’s nearly June 21st, a time for love and laughter, fairies and butterflies, food and drink—its summer solstice, the official start of summer and the longest day of the year. I think I’ll celebrate the six months before Christmas with a Midsummer night celebration party. Solstice celebrations still center near the day of the astronomical […]

50th Anniversary JFK “Ich bin ein Berliner” Speech

It’s hard to believe its the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. On June 26, 1963, U.S. president John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin for the 15th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. He was the first American president to visit the city after the Berlin Wall was divided August 13, 1961. Kennedy […]

Top Five Airports for Dining

The 2013 World Airport Awards were recently announced and the winners awarded their well-deserved accolades. Honestly, it’s not easy running an airport and satisfying finicky travels—myself included. As in previous years, travelers from around the world participated in the quality survey to decide which airports received the industry’s most prestigious awards. The methodology is pretty […]

The Eierautomat Experience

I’ve become quite intrigued with eggs lately especially since I’ve been passing the Eierautomat sign on the highway for a many years now, so I finally decided to check it out. After all, its Easter, a time to color and eat eggs–and lots of them. During my travels to Holland I have driven past plenty of Broodje […]