Playing With My Food ~
A journal about food, thought, travel, and life; by Chef & Raconteur Chaz French.

Soup’s On…

This morning I was catching up on reading other blogs and came across a recipe for Kale & Roasted Vegetable Soup. I thought it was interesting but have family members who don’t like kale, and it was also a vegan recipe, and I think we all know how I feel about Vegans, (they should be […]

Five years ago today, my heart was broken…

I don’t believe it will ever mend, it hurts as much today as it did then. Five years ago today, Hudson died. Hudson was my best friend, the love of my life and the greatest Basset Hound to ever live, EVER! Please consider making a donation to the Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California and […]

And the countdown has begun…

I booked the trip to Paris this morning.  My sister Cathy and I depart on May 21st and return on June 1st giving us 10 days to explore the city in more depth than on the previous trips.   We’ll be staying in the Montparnasse area right on the border of the 14th & 6th arrondissements.  […]

Under-The-Weather Day-Dreaming…

So, reports are coming out that this year’s flu vaccine isn’t as effective as it should be, because strains that weren’t expected are popping up and I’m fairly sure that I am on the receiving end of one of those strains; at least I got the shot which should shunt some of the worst effects […]

Food, glorious, delicious, tasty, spicy, FOOD!

I can’t go somewhere and not end up writing about the food, and the trip to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo is no exception. I had some really great food on this trip. I didn’t take a lot of pictures of food this time, I know, bad me, bad *spank* but I’ve got some. My favorite place of all […]

Parasailing…

Is something I didn’t think I would do, fear of heights and all that, but my Mexican Escape was all about firsts and trying new things, that is not what got me up in the air… It was the 2 margaritas before noon (what? vacation = no rules) and the third one shortly after with […]