Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Orchard Restaurant

This restaurant is in Kennett Square, PA, just off Route 1, near Longwood Gardens. My friend Connie recently dined there and enjoyed it a lot. This is the second good review I have heard about this nearby BYOB. I think it has to go on the list of "Diva Destinations" for this fall!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer dinner plans

Finally we were able to set the next dinner date! Unfortunately one of the Divas cannot make it so we are going to keep it real local.

Next dinner date: August 12
Destination: Six Paupers in Hockessin, Delaware

We also set a second date in which we hope all four Divas will be together. This is for a brunch at the Stone Barn in PA.

Date: Sunday, August 29
Destination: Stone Barn

Stay tuned!

What a wonderful feeling

Dad and I when out for breakfast yesterday at IHOP and as usual, Dad would not let me pay. So I looked around the restaurant and decided that I would pay for some one's breakfast. So I looked for my victim. Ahhhh, there she is, woman eating all by herself. I overheard her tell another patron that she is heading down to Ocean City for a couple days of R&R, so I figured what a nice way to start her vacation, a free breakfast. Went to the cashier and told her that I wanted to pay for that lady's breakfast and did so. When the cashier asked me my name, I gave it to her and told her that the woman does not know me. You had to see the look on the cashier' face. She was so surprised. This was a "pay it forward" moment, that I think I will try to do again. In keeping with the our blog I think I will keep in the food category.

Who knows maybe you will be my next victim.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Recipes in Progress

I've been working on two new recipes; one of them is "almost there" while the other is still in its early stages.

The one that I'm closest to finalizing is a riff on an old-style ham-and-noodle casserole.  One of the major changes I've made is to use rice instead of noodles.  I've also substituted creme fraiche for the sour cream in my old recipe.  I'll give it one more tweak this week and then, if I'm happy with it, I'll share...or I'll keep plugging away at it until I am satisfied!