The Fussy Eater Guide to Surviving 1,000° Heat with Frosty Beverages

By no means exhaustive, the following list contains tips, recipes, and resources if, like me, you tend to wilt in this punishing heat and look for any excuse to cool off. Why, did someone say frosty beverages? A Note about “Brain Freeze”If you ask 10 different people, you’ll get 20 different answers for avoiding and…

To All the Restaurants That I’ve Loved Before

On the eve of yet another move to yet another neighborhood in our fair city, I find myself reflecting back on all the favorite hangouts that are no longer, sadly, a short walk or short T ride away. Over the past 10 years I’ve (somewhat affordably) lived near Brighton Center, Packard’s Corner in Allson, Cleveland…

How to Properly Enjoy Bites of Taza Stone Ground Chocolate

How long did it take you to figure out how to enjoy Taza Chocolate?  I’ll admit, I’ve always been able to enjoy it as hot cocoa but always felt like there was some secret to actually eating the chocolate by itself.  The grainy texture by itself I’ve always found…unappealing. Recently I was fortunate to take…

Tip of the Day: Reheating Bagels at Home

(Image courtesy of ma_shimaro // CC 2.0) When reheating bagels at home, whether you’ve stored your stash in the freezer, the fridge, or the breadbox, always spritz them with some water first. I have a small water spray bottle I keep in the kitchen for this exact purpose (okay, and to help discipline the cats, i.e., “Mr. Bigglesworth…