Cooper’s Hawk Winery

The restaurant and winery might be a chain, but it is too good not to share with everyone.  Going to Cooper’s Hawk Winery will hit the wallet a little harder than places such as Olive Garden or Chile’s, but the food and wine leave unforgettable flavors in your mouth. One option to help save a…

Champagne Region in France

I’m sorry about only posting photos last night, but I was beat.  I even fell asleep while my pictures were loading.  Now that I am more rested, I’d like to share my day. I was a lemming yesterday.  I signed up for a tour through Paris Webservices who booked my Reims and Champagne tour through…

Champagne Region in Photos

Sorry for the laziness tonight, but I’m afraid this will just be a photo post for now.  I’ll add a post with information tomorrow.  Happy 4th of July to my American friends and family! “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with…

Cook’n With Class in Paris Part 2

I think I was suffering from the tryptophan of the amazing meal we prepared last night because all I wanted to do when I got home was go to sleep.  Now that I have recovered from the food trance, I’m ready to talk about what an amazing experience I had.  There were several classes offered,…

Cook’n With Class in Paris

Taking a cooking class in Paris is a good idea.  Taking a market cooking class in Paris is a great idea.  I browsed the different selections for cooking classes, and Cook’n with Class seemed to fit my personality best.  Hands on learning, “field trips,” eating, drinking, and good company.  We went with the chef to…

Life is Good in Canal St. Martin

“Life is good” has been my mantra ever since last summer.  I search for treasures in each day where I can feel this saying.  Today’s was along Canal St. Martin.  People young and old (mostly young) gather in their canal living rooms to enjoy the company of others as they talk, eat, and drink.  We…

Beaune, France

Beaune is a great home base if you want to stay in the Burgundy region.  With a mixture of history, food, wine, and night art, you can keep yourself busy or relax.  Here are some things to do in Beaune. Hotel Dieu Not actually a hotel, but a former hospital.  Beaune was hit hard by…