Our wine scribe, Jim Walker, his wife Hélène and two other couples embarked on an oenophile’s journey of a lifetime to Bordeaux, France. Their saga continues as they explore the tasty treasures […]
Whether you pronounce this tasty baked offering ‘scone,’ rhyming with ‘tone’ or rhyming with ‘gone,’ your dialect will reveal exactly where you come from.
The second evening of our 10-day Mediterranean cruise began with such promise. But it quickly went downhill when I tried to keep up with our twenty-something off-spring and party into the wee […]
In the mundane wilderness of ideas that is February, I’ve been searching for better and better comfort food. Bubble and squeak, a traditional English dish, made from left-over potatoes and greens, tempts.
A personal ad in the travel section of The New York Times many years ago started the whole thing. A few months later our wine correspondent Jim Walker, his wife Hélène Buisson, […]
At the Toronto Boat Show for the first time in a decade and a half without owning a sail boat. I’m not sure if I’m happy I sold it or sad I […]
I used to love visiting the East Coast of Florida and watching beautiful sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. But once I saw a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, that all changed.
Growing up in London, England, I had never heard of a butter tart. Treacle tart, yes. An acquaintance at our local Annex coffee shop in Toronto lives in Paris. He was bemoaning […]
You can’t miss it as you motor along D17 towards the storied town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape — the neo-gothic castle looming high on the hill to the right, standing guard over countless rows […]
The festive balls on the two little Christmas trees outside our townhouse are finally decorated with snow, just in time for the New Year. But a different type of festive balls […]