The Many Flavors of Ice Cream

The world has grown in so many ways and ice cream has evolved along with it.  I was thinking about all the wonderful ice cream flavors there are to choose from today and it’s often hard to decide. I sometimes feel the quiet impatience underneath the pleasant demeanor of the young ice cream server. There…

Computers – Art & Crepes for Dessert

It was a very busy and yes, stressful week. Returning to work after being out sick for three weeks made me feel like it was my very first day again. There was however lots to laugh about as this week was laced with particularly colorful characters. New staff, no room, and everyone trying to make…

Desserts and Snacks For The Flu

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything pertaining to food, particularly desserts & snacks. I’ve been the lucky recipient of a vaccine resistant flu and that’s not all! I’ve also been awarded a post secondary super-infection. Frankly, I don’t know what to do with all the bacterial attention. Now I am not one…

Drinking Coffee with Fond Memories

I remember as a kid that it was very important to bring coffee cake when invited to dinner and anything else that the hostess requested. The coffee cake my family brought did not have coffee in it and I questioned why it was not called “Cake for Coffee” or something of that nature and my…

The American World of Desserts

I was recently looking for desserts to serve at our annual rock-n-roll-athon. This is a big get together where friends bring a song list with three of their favorite songs from a pre-chosen era and each list gets played. The penalty for bringing commercial top 40 songs is cleaning  up afterwards. This makes the music…

Desserts & Snacks of Coney Island

As a child I had the privilege of living a few blocks from Coney Island. Okay about twenty blocks. But when I stepped outside I could see the Wonder Wheel and the landmark Parachute Jump and I knew that some of the tastiest treats I could ever have ’til this day, were right down the…

Desserts! Trifles on the Fly

Who wants to go home for coffee and dessert? That’s a typical question when out with friends right? Desserts at home can be as tasty as many restaurants and in a more relaxing environment people can settle in quietly and talk. However, you want to be sure to have the ingredients for desserts readily available…

It’s All Greek Food To Me

As a child I heard the expression, “It’s all Greek to me”. The phrase struck me as curious so I had to think it over. It might be because Greece is so vast. With so many islands and dialects akin to colorful history and contributions to our never changing world, it is simply hard to…

Desserts from Japan

When I was a teenager I had the pleasure of working in an authentic Japanese restaurant. The sushi chef was flown in from Japan and was working in the restaurant the first night he arrived. All of the ingredients were bought from Japanese vendors, the decor was imported from Japan and the head waitress was…

Celebrating Swedish History & Desserts

The Swedes are ground breakers when it comes to humanitarian posturing. They believe in gentility and peaceful resolutions on interpersonal as well as societal levels. Sweden has been successful as a monarchy since it’s inception and is still ruled today by a King and a parliamentary system. However, Sweden has had it’s share of war…

Tribute to Chocolate

I was recently asked why I had not written about chocolate since it is the reining champion of many of the world’s greatest desserts. I did not intend to be remiss on the subject, so this is my first official salute to chocolate, and it will probably not be the last. It’s Humble Beginnings Anthropologists…

Desserts from Traditional England

One of my favorite holiday movies is the 1984 version of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” with George C. Scott. The film shows Christmas Pudding made by Mrs. Cratchit and illustrates it’s importance to a successful holiday meal. The historic dessert like many desserts before, began as more of a main dish made with meat…