Tag: food

Scenes from Pike Place Market

More of a neighbourhood than a building, Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington is the home of the first Starbucks store, the flying fish of Pike Place Fish Co., and a variety of merchants, craftspeople, and eateries, all in view…

Roman tea in English style

Who would have thought there would be a small piece of England in the middle of Rome? To the side of the Spanish Steps on the Piazza di Spagna, I discovered Babington’s Tea Room, where fine tea and eatables are to…

A sensory experience

I drink the occasional glass of wine and don’t usually think a lot about it when I do. But during a wine tasting with my husband at Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, I discovered that I may be missing out…

A taste for tea, part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Harney & Sons tea shop and factory in Millerton, New York (see A taste for tea) and had a wonderful experience sipping different infusions and seeing how the company’s teas were produced. So when…

A taste for tea

I love tea, and among the types I drink, I have occasionally enjoyed the fine teas of Harney & Sons. However, since visiting their shop in the Berkshire hills of New York, I’m sure I will become a more ardent…

A hot time on Avery Island

I am a fan of Tabasco pepper sauce, especially the Chipotle variety. So when my husband and I were traveling through western Louisiana, we saw a billboard advertising tours of the Tabasco Factory on Avery Island. Since it was no…

Tea, anyone?

I love tea, and over the years, I’ve gone beyond the usual Orange Pekoe and Earl Grey to experience more exotic types, such as Gunpowder Green and Silver Needle White. Although I’ve read many books on how tea is produced,…

Marty makes fattigman

While I was in Palm Springs, Marty Hartley showed me how to make fattigman, a classic Norwegian Christmas cookie. With his family’s Norwegian background, it has become a tradition to make these cookies for the holidays. Click on the first…