Make a Greek Frappe Coffee in Less than 5 Minutes

The weather is definitely getting warmer, and in my neck of the woods the trees are just now starting to sprout buds, flowers, and small leaves. That’s right – spring…

Classy Quickie – Grilled Cheese Made Great

Grilled cheese is, without a doubt, one of the tastiest and easiest snacks/dinners to make. It’s ingrained in our culture, it’s simple and easy and quick on the one hand,…

Mark Bittman’s Minimalist Recipes

Mark Bittman, one of the New York Times‘ food writers, said his farewell to the times about a month ago now after a good solid 13 year run of teaching…

Common Wine Questions, Answered!

I know a lot of wine experts – both personally and indirectly thanks to the power of the Internet, and the vast majority of them are high enough on the…

Stalking the Wild Bean: Zeke’s Sumatra Gayoland

If there’s anything that I love when I pick up a bag of fresh roasted coffee beans, it’s the ability to tell right from the bag how fresh the beans…

Top 10 Gift Wines for the Holidays

If you haven’t finished all of your holiday shopping just yet or you know you’ll find yourself at holiday parties very soon and want to impress your host or hostess…

Classy Quickie :: Cooking the Perfect Turkey

Classy Quickies is a new category that I think I’d like to do a bit more often – especially since the aim is for them to be good, short, quick,…

5 Tips for a Classy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here (and long past for our Canadian neighbors,) and while the traditional image of a Thanksgiving holiday involves a massive dinner table packed corner to corner with…

Beer and Wine: The Right Glass and the Right Pour Make a Difference

Who knew the right glass could make all the difference when it comes to maximizing your enjoyment of your favorite beer or wine? Oh wait – I knew, and lots…

Stalking the Wild Bean: Royal Farms Royal Gourmet

Funny story: I ran out of coffee at home on Sunday night – fairly late in the evening after stores had closed, and without time to order any from my…