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Paella Valenciana + a Giveaway!

Thank you to Culinary Collective for sponsoring this post and to my readers for supporting the brands I love that make The Daring Gourmet possible! Paella, paella, paella…it sounds like a romantic melody.  And paella… Continue reading ...

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Posted on: Mar 23, 2016 |  Original Post

An Evening at Ascots in Bermuda

We recently went on a couple’s getaway to Bermuda and with only 5 days’ time and so much we wanted to see and do, so we had to be very selective with our activities.  And…Continue reading →The post An Evening at Ascots in ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Sep 14, 2015 |  Original Post

Breathtaking Butchart Gardens and High Tea in Victoria, BC

Last week I took my mother on a trip to Victoria, BC to spend some quality mother-daughter time and The Butchart Gardens was at the top of our list of places to visit.  Though it… Continue reading → The post Breathtaking Butchart ...

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Posted on: Mar 16, 2015 |  Original Post

Kusksu (Libyan Couscous with Spicy Beef and Vegetables)

The national dish of Libya is couscous, commonly prepared like this, with stewed beef, sweet potatoes, carrots and garbanzo beans in a spicy hararat tomato sauce.  It’s a warming, hearty, Middle Eastern “comfort couscous” ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Jan 19, 2015 |  Original Post

Day 2 – Los Angeles: Ramen and More

As mentioned in Day 1- Los Angeles, we envisioned eating at different ramen shop twice a day for 3 days. While this tummy-filling goal would certainly be possible in a city like LA, this isn’t what actually happened… After only one bowl of ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jan 07, 2015 |  Original Post

Linzer Kekse (Linzer Cookies)

You can never have too many kinds of Christmas cookies, especially when they’re as good as these ones.  All the way from Austria, welcome the Linzer Kekse!Continue reading: Linzer Kekse (Linzer Cookies) You May Also… Continue reading ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Dec 23, 2014 |  Original Post

A Visual Tour and History of Seattle’s Pike Place Market

We live less than an hour from Seattle but it’s always been one of our favorite date night destinations.   My husband and I recently took a couples overnight trip and stayed at Seattle’s highly… Continue reading → The post A ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Oct 24, 2014 |  Original Post

Seattle’s Pike Place Market: A Virtual Tour and History

We live less than an hour from Seattle but it’s always been one of our favorite date night destinations.   My husband and I recently took a couples overnight trip and stayed at Seattle’s highly… Continue reading → The post ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Oct 24, 2014 |  Original Post

Daring Gourmet Getaways: Westin Bellevue Hotel + A Day of Bellevue Food Fun

Above image courtesy of Westin Bellevue (also the swimming pool and spa pic).  All other images were taken by and are copyright of The Daring Gourmet.   My husband and I recently took another trip… Continue reading → The post Daring ...

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Posted on: Sep 12, 2014 |  Original Post

Aroma Coffee and Tea

Coffee shops and cafes are a great way to experience a unique slice of life from the neighborhood in which they exist.  It is as if they are owned by the customers who diligently weave visits into the fabric of their busy lives.  Starbucks ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jul 20, 2014 |  Original Post

Honest Abe’s: Lincoln, NE

by Deanne Honest Abe’s:  Lincoln, NE Yet another restaurant review!  The third one in a row.  First was Omaha, then Minneapolis, and now Lincoln.  The drill is the same, I look online for restaurants that would be worth reviewing when I am ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Nov 18, 2013 |  Original Post

Verdant Tea: Minneapolis, MN

by Deanne Verdant Tea: Minneapolis Tasting Room The last time I wrote the word verdant I was speaking of my garden and all the possibilities when it grows with abandon in midsummer.  This time, I am referring to a place I heard on MPR about the ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Nov 14, 2013 |  Original Post

Kitchen Table: Omaha, NE

by Deanne Kitchen Table: Omaha, NE When I hear about the possibility of a road trip, I start searching for a restaurant worth reviewing.  Eating at a restaurant that serves real food, added with the bonus finding a place that sources local food, is ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Nov 08, 2013 |  Original Post

Scenes from my Saturday: Fall Wedding in Maine

Just dropping in with a few pictures of the wedding the bf and I went to Saturday! How cool is this? The happy couple asked guests to “leaf” a message and their name on this gorgeous artwork for them to keep from the big day! Speaking of ...

Blog: Eat and Sip in the City
Posted on: Oct 22, 2013 |  Original Post

Moose & Sadies: Minneapolis, MN

by Deanne Moose & Sadies: Minneapolis, MN Another Monday off from our running our cafe, led Steve and I to Minneapolis/St. Paul to pick up Joia Soda Pop and to visit United Noodle (that fun Asian grocery store that Francine introduced us to ...

Blog: Real Local Cooking
Posted on: Jul 31, 2013 |  Original Post

More food pics from Ohio wedding weekend

Yesterday I shared some of the rehearsal dinner and wedding photos. But the bf and I also got out and did some exploring outside of those two events. I was so surprised how much I loved Ohio! We hit up the small historic village of Yellow Springs to ...

Blog: Eat and Sip in the City
Posted on: May 26, 2013 |  Original Post

Scenes from last weekend: Ohio wedding pics

Happy Memorial Day looonnnggg weekend! I just wanted to pop in and share some food pics from the wedding I went to last weekend in Ohio with the bf! The rehearsal dinner was held at the University of Dayton arena, overlooking this! Cheese and ...

Blog: Eat and Sip in the City
Posted on: May 25, 2013 |  Original Post

Take a gallop around your favorite global cuisines

There’s a selection of classic recipes to go with each, so you can re-create the flavors at home… go to http://goo.gl/Bz9KC

Blog: FoodieBytes
Posted on: Apr 01, 2013 |  Original Post

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. -Luciano Pavarotti

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. -Luciano Pavarotti

Blog: FoodieBytes
Posted on: Mar 19, 2013 |  Original Post

Food and Life

Imagine the food fresh from the garden, fish caught an hour ago in the lake, ready to be served…

Blog: FoodieBytes
Posted on: Mar 11, 2013 |  Original Post

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