Showing posts from May, 2011

Summer Suppers Have Returned

I love light suppers that include fresh vegetables and herbs! I especially like meals that I can prepare without heating up the kitchen with the oven.  Recently I made a trek to Whole Foods to purchase some salmon and whipped up one of my favorite recipes using this delicacy.   Holly Clegg , local and very famous cookbook author and chef, gave me permission to publish her recipe on my blog.  The recipe for "Glazed Salmon" is found in her book, The New Trim and Terrific  cookbook. If you don't know about Holly's cookbooks, be sure to take a look at her website.  You might also catch her appearing on television from time to time around the country.  She has also been on nationwide networks.  See what I mean?   She is famous!  What I particularly love about her cookbooks is that she includes nutritional information and normally uses ingredients that are easily procured.  Most of the time I have most of the things needed for her concoctions in my pantry.  Holly also has

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

I have waited a while to begin this post since I don't know quite how to wrap it up in one story.  So, I have decided to start from the very beginning.  We were looking for a trip when the weather would be pleasant, the accommodations excellent, the food superb and the sights exquisite.  We chose a Tauck Cruising experience from Holland to Belgium in the Spring by small ship. We have traveled with Tauck before and knew that this adventure would be topnotch! Tauck tours are of the highest quality and include the very best of tour directors.  There were three tour guides with us on this trip and each was an expert! We began in Amsterdam.  The architecture of this city combined with the canals makes it very intriguing.  Our first impressions were of the bicycles, old houses, canals and houseboats.  We booked an extra night at the Sofitel Grand Hotel in order to have some extra time.  Our goal was to visit the Van Gogh Museum since this museum was not on our itinerary.  The collectio