Whisknladle {eating out: San Diego}
Food / Good Eats / Travel

Whisknladle {eating out: San Diego}

After a beautiful sunset in Pacific Beach, we headed to La Jolla and went to whisknladle.  Chef Ryan Johnston’s seasonal, from-scratch menu, in addition to a neat half open-air ambiance with glowing candles on mirrored walls made for a pleasant dining experience. We ordered a tasty chicken farro soup with croutons, parmesan, and evoo to start. … Continue reading

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“All-gone!” Gluten Free Cranberry Almond Cake 
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way / Holidays

“All-gone!” Gluten Free Cranberry Almond Cake 

I’ve been making this for friends and family for the past several years, based on a dear friend’s recipe that I LOVE when she makes it. I’ve been trying different ways to make it even better with special and flavorful elements and this is where the recipe is now! No one knows it’s gluten free … Continue reading

Bistro du Midi {eating out in Boston}
Boston / Food

Bistro du Midi {eating out in Boston}

Boston, have you been yet?? Located across from the Boston Public Garden and next to the Four Seasons Hotel, this establishment peeks out unassumingly onto Boylston St. and invites passers-by and regulars alike onto its open-air patio, bar, and upstairs dining room. Boasting southern French cuisine, this bistro has both a bar menu as well … Continue reading

German Plum Dumplings – {BlueBoots Goes to Germany – and learns to cook something special!}
Adventure in Normal Life / Culinary Creations and Recipes / Travel

German Plum Dumplings – {BlueBoots Goes to Germany – and learns to cook something special!}

Have you ever tried a traditional German dessert??? What about making one? I’m thinking of summer fruits with this 85+ weather we are being blessed with on the East Coast now, and I was reminded of this terrific cooking lesson. In the summer of 2012, I had the pleasure of visiting my friend from high school and … Continue reading

Cupcake Sundae in Paris
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Favorite Places / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way

Cupcake Sundae in Paris

For a special surprise, I made a few of B’s favorite things in a new Paris mug (they also have London, San Francisco, and New York) with illustrations of many of the wonderful things to do and sights to see in Paris. Why Paris? Because we are currently planning an awesome trip as we are headed there in … Continue reading