What’s Old is New Again at The Grange

Many of you have heard that Tina’s Italian Kitchen has officially closed its doors. While open for 30 plus years, Tina’s offered a quaint home world charm atmosphere, and simple Italian dishes that described the family’s heritage. However, the building that Tina’s was housed in, The Grange Building or the Salisbury Building, has a history […]

Try this Digestion Suggestion Recipe: Homemade Apple Crisp

  When November hits, I often think back to the beautiful aromas of cinnamon, apples and butter that filled mom’s kitchen. Apple crisp, more so than apple pie, has always been a popular dish in our household during the holiday season. And when you bite into the warm apples smothered in the crispy topping of […]

Understanding ingredients in your food

The more I study and write about food the more I realize that just watching calories and trans-fat is not enough. Understanding what we are eating and chemicals and ingredients that are in our food is just as important. Chemicals affect our bodies just like any medicine would, and our bodies respond in a similiar […]

Food Festivals Haven’t Tapered Off Yet! Digestion Suggestion Takes You to the Southtowns

Summer may be winding down but the food festivities have yet to receive the memo. Even as leaves start to float to the ground, changing from vibrant greens, purples, pinks and yellows to burnt amber, rust and browns, we cling to the last bit of warm ocean breezes and fragrant blossoms. Store fronts are already […]

Taste of Lancaster Kicks Off this Friday!

We are officially into mid-summer season:( I hate to say it, but I really must–August looms and I fear football season is right around the corner. Don’t get me wrong, I love football season, but it also means the end of soccer season (near the end) and that fall is upon us. Now we are […]

Taste of Buffalo Food Festival: The aftermath

Well I must say, judging the Taste of Buffalo was quite the experience. Joining my colleague Donnie Burtless from Buffaloeats, and other notables such as Mayor Byron Brown, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, and Melissa Holmes and Michael Wooten from WGRZ,  my husband and I descended onto the streets to judge several restaurants. Judges are given […]

Food & Fiction News

As you all know, this weekend is the largest two day food festival–The Taste of Buffalo. On Saturday, July 11th I will be judging on the culinary stage. I was recently privileged to be published in the national San Francisco based magazine St. Red; writing an article about the Taste. For the full article please […]

Food Festivals and Tours Kick-off this Weekend!

With the beginning of the summer season, albeit not officially yet, there is a slew of events, festivals, and tours that are kicking off this weekend in Western NY. We have a great capacity to showcase the versatility and beauty of our region, and during the summer–well lets just say it makes up for the […]

For Mother’s Day–Serve Her a Great Breakfast in Bed

Mom’s work hard! From the day we were born, they have worried for us, rocked us to sleep, stayed up all night when we’re sick, cleaned up after us, taught us to drive, cooked for us, helped us with homework, walked through our multiple relationships, kept our siblings and us from annihilating each other, driven us […]