Category Archives: Good Eats: Food Reviews

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Photography Topic: Indulge (Greek Style)

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DP Photo Journal: That’s One Refreshing Cocoa!

It was a cold day on the Normandy harbor and hot cocoa was the perfect companion for such a day. Made with the rich, dark chocolate common to France - it was... as my niece once pronounced, "WEE-FWESHING!"

DP Photo Journal: Abundance

An abundance of fruits and vegetables – baguettes and meats. It’s market day in Normandy, France, and everything is certainly full to the brim with wares of various kinds!

Market Day In Normandy

Market Day! Pick from the freshest, the greenest, the most delicious delicacies you ever did see!

Homemade Apple Pie

At the beginning of this year I found I enjoyed cooking. Since then I’ve experimented with cheesecakes, spaghetti, an of-the-moment pasta while in France (with beef, sausages, and various types of Italian pasta), and now pies!

Here was today’s result…

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With a nice, homemade crust.

The crust was made with a cup of flour, teaspoon or so of salt, two tablespoons of water, and 2/3 cup and 1 tsp. Crisco, lightly coated with Robert’s Skim Milk and a fine layer of sugar. The interior was created with a pre-made mix.


Nothing Bundt Cakes: Food Review

Nothing Bundt Cakes is a national franchise that specializes in the creation and catering of bundt cakes. There are a variety of flavors – with a plethora of unique tastes. Some include:

Chocolate Cake

Taste Rating: 3.9/5.0

Double Chocolate Chip

Has a deep, rich chocolate flavor with a sort of tangy kick to it. I would never be able to eat larger than their muffin-sized (second to smallest) cake, due to the richness in itself.Yet it proves quite enjoyable in small portions.


Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This bundt cake is, by far, one of my favorites. With all the flavors of your typical homestyle carrot cake, easily complimented by a rich cream cheese frosting.


Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet

A dynamic blend of flavors that seem overly prominent when cold, and pleasantly mild when at room temperature.

In general review…

Pro’s:

-Overall good selection.

-Good overall taste.

Con’s:

-Limited to cream cheese frosting.

-It is difficult to gain a good taste of the cake when first purchased, and rather must sit out at room temperature for a short time (so as to prevent spoiling).

Birch Beer: Soft Drink Review

Boylan's Creamy Red Birch Beer

Image by *Rauch* via Flickr

Upon a trip to Pennsylvania I discovered an old fashioned drink called Birch Beer, created from the bark of the birch tree, which may be found all over wooded areas of the state. It’s non-alcoholic and somewhat  resembles root-beer in taste, with exception to the typical crimson-red tinge. There are vast varieties of Birch Beer, found all over the United States, and ranging in taste.

Next up on Adventure Writer: More reviews! Hopefully I’ll have Gulliver’s Travels up soon – and after it, another barrage of posts to keep up on the Post-A-Day 2011 challenge.

Thanks for reading!