Houston we have lift off

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Chef Cameron Talley, Talley’s Private Chef

Chef Cameron Talley is ascending through the culinary-sphere in Houston, Texas.

His trajectory is smooth and steady and he’s aiming at a client base that is quickly emerging in the Lone Star State.

Sure Texans love their beef and won’t be breaking up with it anytime soon or perhaps ever. But in Houston they are falling in love with the lighter and healthier dishes created by Chef Talley. Continue reading

A little spice makes everything nice

 

Spice in my pantry.

Some of the spices in my pantry.

For me a little spice wasn’t an option.  It was a lifeline.

After a diagnosis of high blood pressure a few years ago, instead of getting mad, I got motivated. I had to cut back on salt, but doggonit I refused cut back on favor. Standing in front of my pantry – a repository of every spice known to womankind – and guided by determination, I began blending a little bit of this and some of everything else and voila! Continue reading

Nosh boards: classic, rustic and really good

nosh-board-2Nibble. Snack. Graze.

All of these verbs are euphemisms for one word – nosh.

We all like to nosh. In fact noshing is among my favorite pastimes. It’s probably among yours.
The kind of noshing I like to do transcends the usual suspects – you know Lays potato chips and mini Snickers bars. Instead, I like to make noshing an experience, an adventure,  an indulgence and a special treat for me or for a few invited guest, s or that special guest – if you know what I mean. Continue reading