50 Shades of Valentines

Valentine’s Day: Saturday, February 14th marks a fun, stressful, sexy, hated AND beloved holiday depending on whose calendar you are viewing. It’s a day of many shades of emotions. Some of us plan a romantic outing with that special person; a bouquet of roses, candlelit dinner and perhaps champagne. Others pencil in strictly pampering, romanceContinue reading “50 Shades of Valentines”

Boston’s Original Chocolate Tour

Click here to view my published article on Joonbug. “When asked if you’d like a second helping of dessert, what shall you respond?”  The natural reaction for many of us passionate foodies would be a quick and definitive…“Yes!”  Who would even have to think twiceabout the response to that question?  Well, our cordial ‘tour conductor’ on Boston’sContinue reading “Boston’s Original Chocolate Tour”

Caffe Vittoria: Home to “Boston’s best cappuccino and cannoli”

Click here to view my published article on Joonbug. Located in the heart of Boston’s charming North End neighborhood, this lively dessert joint is notorious for being “the first Italian cafe in Boston.”  And ever since 1929 its beautiful tradition continues to flourish and brighten up Hanover Street today. Caffe Vittoria’s exterior is surrounded by aContinue reading “Caffe Vittoria: Home to “Boston’s best cappuccino and cannoli””

S. Cristina Cookbook: Tart with Figs and Chocolate

Click here to view the full recipe/preparation on the Santa Cristina site. Tart with Figs and Chocolate As we get further into Autumn, the culinary world is buzzing with newly prepared sweet treats fit for the season. The absolute perfect Fall cake brings together a unique combination of two delicacies – one to satisfy theContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Tart with Figs and Chocolate”

Sweet Seduction: La Milkeria

I am irrevocably hooked on a sweetly seducing phenomenon.  It is located on a quaint cobblestone street of Firenze.  From this venue’s bright and trendy interior to its unique variety of sugary delicacies, what is not to love about this charming Firenze phenomenon?  The sweet seduction goes by one name, and one name only: La Milkeria.Continue reading “Sweet Seduction: La Milkeria”

We all ‘Scream for Ice Cream

Joonbug link: We all ‘Scream for Ice Cream. At MilkMade, a sweet and strictly delicious ice cream policy is followed : the “best” of the best hand-crafted ice cream is prepared and conveniently “delivered to your door.”  Two intriguing homemade flavors are created each month, and monthly subscription members receive fresh “hand-delivered” pints to their front steps. Continue reading “We all ‘Scream for Ice Cream”

Sweetery NYC: The ‘New Kid on the Street’

Joonbug link: Sweetery NYC: The ‘New Kid on the Street’. At first glance, it is clear that this bright blue truck covered in sweet tattoos is not your average motor vehicle on the New York streets. With words plastered on the exterior such as “delicacy,” “savor,” “delight,” and “baked on the go,” you know that this truck hasContinue reading “Sweetery NYC: The ‘New Kid on the Street’”