Crispy Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Roots and Panko (In collaboration with The Chef’s Garden)

The Chef’s Garden in Huron, Ohio is a renowned source of truly world-class produce catering to some of the most well known restaurants across North America. The sprawling 300-acre farm is run by a family of passionate farmers who produce some of the finest fruits, vegetables, and herbs to be found anywhere in the world. […]

Grilled Tomato Bruschetta

I have a love hate relationship with Autumn. I love the colorful fall leaves, cozy sweaters and hearty stews and soups; but the end of summer also means saying goodbye to my favorite taste of summer, ripe juicy tomatoes. My favorite summer tomato recipe is grilled bruschetta; crusty slabs of grilled sourdough rubbed with raw […]

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, Michigan

It’s no secret that I love visiting the Traverse City area. From May-October this area of northern Michigan becomes an irresistible attraction with wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, resorts, golf courses, farmer’s markets, apple orchards, creameries, stables, marinas, antique shops, boutiques, lighthouses, and even a casino. There is literally something here for everyone, but culinary travelers […]

Kir Impérial Cocktail

Bastille day is France’s national holiday commemorating the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. The French refer to it as la Fête Nationale, a national celebration of the event, which marked the turning point in the French Revolution. At celebrations held throughout France, revelers will raise a glass to toast the unity of […]