Monthly Archives: September 2010

Madrid: Parque del Retiro + Biotza

Recently, on one of the few sunny days we’ve had in beautiful Spain, we took advantage of the perfect weather and spent the afternoon wandering through one of Madrid’s local havens.  Amid all the hustle and bustle of every day city life, Parque del Retiro provided a much needed exhale. The park takes its name...

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Madrid: Museo del Prado y Estado Puro

  What a fabulous day two in the glorious city of Madrid.  I have to say, I love it here.  After wandering through the countless inspirational rooms at the world famous Museo del Prado we worked up quite an appetite.  Thanks to the concierge at Hotel Oscar, we stumbled across the street to this chic...

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The Hunt for the Golden Chanterelle

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Muddy boots, damp knees, dirty fingernails and unwavering determination — I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be a wild mushroom forager. I just returned from a trip to Seattle.  Unfortunately, this time it wasn’t for a wild chanterelle hunting expedition. Next time, I hope to find myself meandering through a deep, lush,...

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Chocolate Bark with Cardamom, Apricots + Pistachios

  This is one of those recipes everyone should have in their arsenal.  A bold statement, I know.  But it’s simple beyond belief, absolutely stunning to look at and tastes pretty mouth-wateringly sophisticated, too.  Quick enough to pull together in a pinch, yet definitely gift-worthy — Deborah Madison, you have a winner here. You know...

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