Need an escape to the Napa Valley? If you’re feeling restless in your “staycation,” the town of Yountville in the Napa Valley has a gift you’ll appreciate. The town has created a virtual vacation of videos featuring all of the classic wine country activities. Start your day with a Balloon Ride over Yountville Click your […]
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How women can boost libido with this 72 hour eating plan You can actually eat your way to a better sex life? Yep! Well, partner not included… But our libido-boosting menu for women is packed with delicious foods that are great for promoting sexual hormone production, boosting energy and feeling your best.
How Madflowers Malibu celebrates sensuality with smells Research demonstrates that the connection between scent and the mood for love is a powerful one. (You still have doubts? Check out the work of Dr. Alan Hirsch and vintner Max Lake.) And although we are food people first and foremost, we firmly believe that there are times […]
The simple technique of plank grilling salmon Plank grilling is a tradition in the Pacific Northwest but maybe not a technique as well known among most of America’s grilling public. Our recipe for Cedar Plank Salmon is a simple introduction to this style of grilling. It showcases the purity of the flavor plank grilling imparts. […]
A simple, anytime egg recipe This Mini Cheddar Quiche recipe comes to us from Pete and Gerry’s, who sell some of our favorite eggs. (We should also mention that, as symbols of fertility, eggs are among our favorite aphrodisiac ingredients.) These satisfying little bites are great for snacking but they also work as party food.
The best caramel comes from Montana While the 2001 telecom crash seemed disastrous to some, it was actually the food world’s gain. Because we got Robin Bequet, a casualty of crash with a talent for confection, most specifically, for making caramel. Her company, Bequet Confections of Bozeman, Montana has been garnering national attention since its […]
A Cuban-inspired Mojo recipe with immunity-boosting powers A Mojo sauce is a simple but flavorful Cuban tradition. Traditionally, a Mojo recipe is one that features garlic and citrus. It historically would use pork fat but my lightened up version simply features the combination of fresh citrus, garlic and herbs for a healthy, immunity boosting sauce […]
What’s the buzz on green coffee? Have you tried green coffee yet? There’s a new movement to make this the first choice of coffee drinkers, and it’s starting out strong. The Green Coffee Movement stems from a desire to reap the most health benefit from coffee beans.
Natural flavorings from real ingredients We love Nielsen-Massey organic vanilla extracts. We have for years. And we’ve always loved flavoring Champagne with a drop of their rose water. (Get our recipe here.) But the vanilla specialists also have an entire line of flavored natural flavorings. We’ve tried several and we’re impressed with how these extracts develop flavor […]