Eating Like a Local in Puerto Vallarta

Eating Like a Local in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has an entire culture built around fabulous dining.  The problem, however, can be hunting down unique dining establishments without being directed to crowded, touristy restaurants.  Online reviews can be helpful, but of course those are...
Bison & Beef: a marriage made in heaven

Bison & Beef: a marriage made in heaven

As the child of frugal German immigrants, I ate a lot of meatloaf as a child, only we called it falscher Hase, literally, fake rabbit. After WWII, when meat rations were still in effect, German housewives would mix up whatever meaty scraps they had, add lots of...
Moroccan Stoup offers Warm Comfort

Moroccan Stoup offers Warm Comfort

  As defined by Rachel Ray, a stoup comes in somewhere between a soup and a stew in consistency…and that is what we have with this simple-to-assemble one pot wonder. For the vegetable you can use any leafy green or even a combination of several: kale is...
Guilty conscience?

Guilty conscience?

Just over two weeks after the controversial opening of a McDonald’s in a Vatican-owned building just outside St. Peter’s Square, on January 16th the popular fast food chain started to distribute some 1,000 free meals to the homeless from here. Ironically, this “act of...
CauliBroc with Spicy Mint Sauce

CauliBroc with Spicy Mint Sauce

  Broccoli and cauliflower make fine bedfellows when covered with this exceptional sauce, which can also be used to spice up other vegetables ordinarily labeled bland or boring. Quantities do not need to be exact…start with what’s written here and...
Lib’s Grill: Great Food and Drink North of Baltimore

Lib’s Grill: Great Food and Drink North of Baltimore

When Lib’s Grill was getting ready to open the community held its breath. Would this be a much needed improvement over the last restaurant to occupy the space? Perry Hall needed a restaurant and bar with a fun atmosphere and good food. Lib’s Grill delivered bigtime...