Olive Oil: Demystifying Liquid Gold Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Olive Oil But Were Afraid To Ask.

Olive oil has been back in the spotlight over the past couple of years, thanks to celebrities like Mario Batali.  Our love affair with olive oil began over 5,000 years ago in the Mediterranean. Its mystical glow illuminated history. In fact, references to olives, olive trees and olive oil are drizzled throughout the Bible and other ancient writings. Olive oil... Read More
Breakfast Pops Food Recipes 

Breakfast Popsicles

BREAKFAST POPSICLES Courtesy of Chef Blakely Trettenero These layered Popsicles can be made the night before for a fun breakfast or a cool treat on a hot summer day. Ingredients: 1/2 cup each of blueberries and sliced strawberries 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons maple syrup 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup almond milk (or regular milk) 2 teaspoons vanilla... Read More
Santoku Knife Food Kitchen Basics 

Santoku Knifes: East meets West

The Santoku knife has gained popularity in the last few years in the United States, thanks to their use by celebrity chefs on cooking shows. We asked ourselves why the sudden popularity? The answer was really quite simple. The Santoku which loosely translated into English means “three virtues” lives up to its name. A multitasking knife that can chop, mince... Read More
Food Travel 

Pike Place Market – Seattle

Much more than flying fish. A true culinary destination. If you were expecting me to rave on about flying fish and the produce available at Pike Place Market… I am sorry to disappoint you. Let’s face it, those stories have been done to death. This story isn’t about fish, cherries, flowers, chowder, coffee, or “Pike Place Market Gum Wall”. This... Read More