Category: Travel

New way to experience flavor

The concept of “Flavor” is comprised of Taste plus Mouthfeel plus Aroma plus X-Factor contend Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, authors of the “Flavor Bible.” The research behind their great book, which...

Pillsbury BakeOff Orlando

I’m here in Orlando for the Pillsbury Bake-Off along with Linda Bibbo from Bainbridge and 99 other finalists vying for the $1 million top prize. The excitement is building as judges and...

Presidential trivia answer surprises

The Lake County Historical Society’s annual Presidents’ Gala not only brings out folks costumed as various presidents, but it challenges those who know their history pretty well. Those attired each year as...

chinese new year meal

Suzanne Hanselman of Euclid reports today on the Chinese New Year feast she and her children made and ate yesterday. The photos are from her daughter, Rachel McDonald, 12.“I went to Park...

adventures with chinese vegetables

Suzanne Hanselman is up and running in the Chinese vegetable department after visiting an Asian market with me and Chef Tim McCoy, who was shopping for a Chinese New Year class he...

NZealand cave rafting& odd observations

Kathie & Dick Purmal of Concord Twp. are in New Zealand visiting their son, Brett, an animator for “Avatar.” Their daughter, Nicole is there from NYC with Tom, her significant other. Brett’s...

Making of Avatar in New Zealand

Just 11 years ago, Brett Purmal was about to graduate from Mentor High School. Today he’s one of the youngest animators to work on the hit film AVATAR. He’s now hosting his...

12,000 miles to New Zealand

After a 17-hour, 12,000 mile flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Kathie and Dick Purmal now are in New Zealand with their son Brett, a digital animator on the film AVATAR. “Our...

Vegas now, avatar bound

Brett Purmal,son of Kathie and Dick Purmal of Mentor, was a digital animator for the hit film Avatar. His parents will spend the holidays with him in New Zealand where the film...

festival of trees – a grownup prom

We began calling it “the Prom” as we decided what we would wear to Friday night’s Festival of Trees fundraiser for BigBrothers BigSisters of Northeast Ohio at Quail Hollow. The formal night...