In Loving Memory of Valerie Mills Daly

In honour of my stepmother’s passing -more affectionately known as my bonus mom- Foodie with Family will remain quiet the rest of this week. In the spirit of Val, I’ll be back ready to feed you next week. Below is the obituary my siblings, dad and I wrote together. On Saturday December 22nd (her favorite [Read On]

Peppermint Mocha or Hot Chocolate

Update: The Pick Giveaway Winner plug-in chose Pamela and Miranda as the winners. Congratulations, ladies! Please respond to the email I just send to you with your mailing addresses and details and I will send it onto our friends at Korin.com! I promised a Peppermint Mocha to end all Peppermint Mochas today and I am [Read On]

A Harry and David Dream

On Monday, I mentioned that last week, I was privileged to be part of a group of food bloggers. Uncharacteristically, I’ve been struggling for a way to describe that time because I just had a hard time coming up with a way to do the trip justice. Explodingly fresh fruit, talented friends, stunning scenery, wine, [Read On]

This is not food. This is just plain adorable.

Way back in January, my now twelve year old son was offered a choice of birthday presents; a video game (immediate gratification) or live ducklings when our feed mill got in the spring shipment (delayed gratification.) Once more proving that my second born is my dad (That’s Mr. Delayed Gratification.) redux, he opted for the [Read On]

We interrupt our normal programming…

This space is usually reserved for the discussion of all things tasty and my multiple neuroses. While this is usually a winning combination I have to ask for your indulgence here just this once. Today, I want to talk about hunger and I’m warning you now, I’m going to use the word ‘grateful’ an awful [Read On]

Historic Foodways Symposium: Saturday, March 31, 2012

My friends. Drop everything you’re doing and join me tomorrow at the Historic Foodways Symposium co-presented by Deborah Peterson and the Genesee Country Village and Museum. If you have never been to the Genesee Country Village and Museum, you’re in for a treat. Re-enactors breathe life into history in one of the largest living history [Read On]

No-Cook Sun Dried Tomato and Artichoke Dip

  I was gamely cooking along through the hot weather with a pioneer attitude. “No matter what, nothing’s going to stop me!” I was baking bread, boiling scads of pasta, simmering beans for hours on the stove-top,  and baking cookies. That was, in a word, estoopid. Now I have one more word: Uncle. It’s hot. [Read On]

Foodie With Family 2.0

Today, Foodie With Family got a little bit more streamlined when we dropped the “/blog” at the end of our web address. The truth is, I was probably the only person bothered by it. I was certain that it stuck out… much like thinking everyone is staring at a pimple on the end of your [Read On]