Wine Tasting at the Versace Mansion and What It's Like to Be a Food Blogger

In case you wondered what being a food and travel blogger is all about ... well, it's about a lot of work most days. It's about being plugged in and engaged from your first waking moment to lights out. Every day....more

Social Media and Me (more than 140 characters and photos)

What I've gotten from Social Media is PRICELESS! I found great support and appreciation for my work; I've gained knowledge, inspiration and occasional LOLs; I'm never at a loss for restaurant recommendations in unknown areas; I get sales alerts and special offers; I get leads for all sorts of things of interest; and I found tech advice and the answer to any question is generally just a tweet away. I can't tell you how many times I went on twitter with a panicky question about something technical and got a resolution in minutes!...more

Am a twitter newbie (@hampshirecook) and have already found its value to both me and my blog, so ...more

Purple Produce from Peru: Asparagus and Potatoes

The title Purple Produce from Peru makes me a little giddy with reminiscences of childhood refrains like "Peter picked a peck of pickled peppers" or "Purple People Eater". But my adult gourmand brain is tickled by the visuals and the possibilities. Don't you just love when you spot something beautiful and different in the market? That's how I felt when I saw these purple asparagus from Peru. I had to try them....more

This Month's Best Food Posts

Just posted this month's best food post(s) in my opinion. Great recipes at <> ...more

5 small meals with BIG FLAVORS


Qué Viva Mexico!

Heartfelt wishes to our south of the border neighbors and celebrating Cinco de Mayo at home. <> ...more

5 Tasty Flatbread Pizzas that are Good for You!

5 easy and tasty flatbread pizzas with finishing touch hints at FOODalogue. <>   ...more

A Birthday Story of Fried Turkey and Sides

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2 More Poached Eggs "Dressed Up"


A Culinary Tour Around the World: Norway

A virtual tour, challenge to food bloggers, and fun for all. Event info, links and itinerary on post. Next stop: Poland.   ...more