A few simple tips to help start your food blog

Have you been thinking about diving into the blogging world? We would love to have you! Lately I’ve been receiving emails from people asking for advice and below are the short and simple tidbits I have to offer. v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Normal 0 false false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; … Continue reading A few simple tips to help start your food blog

Wine Community Rallies to Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims

Wine Industry Organizations Throughout California Form Support Network to Assist Vintners in Three Counties; Leaders Call for National Support SANTA ROSA, Calif. (October 11, 2017)—Wine industry leaders have formed a support network to provide immediate assistance and long-term aid to victims of the fires ravaging Northern California and are calling on the national wine community for additional help.  Organized by a group of association leaders … Continue reading Wine Community Rallies to Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims

Summer Flavor Trends         

June 2017 by Ginger Johnson      Summer is upon us and beer is abundant. I often joke that Beer Season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Truth for all of us though is that there are flavorful beers available year-round. We’re living in a luckily robust gustatory age. So, what flavors are hot this summer for beer? According to a number of online … Continue reading Summer Flavor Trends         

New Orleans: Harvesting Honey for the Soul by Paul Rest

by Paul Rest    March 13, 2017 I was living in New Orleans. Don’t ask me how I ended up there, it’s complicated. But there I was and soon I was loving The Crescent City. I just seemed to fit in. I really don’t know why? I didn’t sound like I was a local and I probably looked like I was from “up north” by the … Continue reading New Orleans: Harvesting Honey for the Soul by Paul Rest

Grandmother’s Cook Book by Paul Rest

When I was away at the university, the women in my grandmother’s church put together a cookbook. The pages were typed and then mimeographed. The book’s cover showed a woman churning butter. The book was titled, “Zoar’s Favorite Recipes.” Zoar was the name of my grandfather’s church. It was the top of a “T” on two rural township roads. The white clapboard structure with the … Continue reading Grandmother’s Cook Book by Paul Rest

The Instagram Effect: The Pressure of Perfection How to deal with the self-esteem pitfall after giving birth

Our relationship with social media is definitely a love/hate one. As much as we enjoy seeing what’s up with our friends and our favorite celebrities, its also takes a toll on our self-esteem. New moms see celebrities shedding baby weight within a few weeks; fitness models that further promote their tight abs, cellulite-free, stretchmark-free bodies.  Then you have friends competing with one another… there’s Stephanie … Continue reading The Instagram Effect: The Pressure of Perfection How to deal with the self-esteem pitfall after giving birth

Christmas at Home: My Adventures in Cookie Land by Paul Rest

Christmas officially began right before or after Thanksgiving. I can’t remember exactly when it began. The “it” being my mother’s cookie making marathon which when it started, went right up to a few days before we celebrated Christmas. It started when she would bring all the cookie tins down from the top shelf in the pantry. These would be washed and dried and then stacked … Continue reading Christmas at Home: My Adventures in Cookie Land by Paul Rest