Monday, June 26, 2017

Gluten Free Lunch in Asheville

 We began our journey on Monday morning, June 19th.
The drive to Asheville is about four hours when you don't 
take into account long delays due to interstate highway construction.  
As result, we scrapped our original early lunch plans in downtown Asheville,
and stopped at the Well-Bred Bakery and Cafe in the Biltmore Village. 
Anyone who previously visited Chelsea's Tea Room before it closed
a few years ago, will recognize this as the same location. 
They have a good selection of gluten free and vegan items on their menu
in addition to the "regular" items. 
Austin's crustless quiche and kale salad below.  
And, so many delicious and amazing gluten free and gluten filled desserts. 
Please Note:  
For gluten free travelers, I highly recommend the 
phone app, Find Me Gluten Free.  
Asheville is by far the best city I have found for 
delicious gluten free food opportunities.  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Visiting the Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate is one of our absolute favorite places
to visit in the USA.  Photos and details of some of our adventures 
 this week will be posted soon. 
(this photo is by Austin)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Busy Week with Family

 We celebrated Father's Day on Sunday
 The guys played soccer with Jordan from England. 
Golf galore!
 It was pool weather every day!
Art Camp for Peyton and his buddy Mateo
 And, oh my!  Glasses for Austin before college begins. 
We can't wait to see what next week brings! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pineapple Lomon Blend

 
I ordered Pineapple Lemon Tea from Elmwood Inn.
The description says it is a summertime blend of black tea from Sri Lanka,
with lemon, lime and lemongrass  
I plan to try it as iced tea, but in the meantime made a pot of "hot" tea.
 
 
This is a very, very tart blend of tea.  I don't sweeten my tea,
but tried sugar in this one. With the current temperatures in 90s and high humidity here
in Kentucky, I will make the iced Pineapple Lemon brew tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Royal Teas, a New Book

A new book for my Tea Library:
ROYAL TEAS
Seasonal recipes from Buckingham Palace
With over 70 full color illustrations,
Royal Teas is a collection of recipes
by Mark Flanagan, Royal Chef to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
and Kathryn Cuthbertson, Royal Pastry Chef to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
and produced by permission of The Queen.
The book chapters are divided  into the four seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
 

 The two-page spread below is also the front cover of this lovely book.
 


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Remembering D Day 6/6/1944



Fifteen minutes after midnight on June 6th, 1944, The 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers and those of the 101st Airborne Divisionlanded east of Sainte-Mere-Eglise and immediately began marking the drop zone for large-scale airborne forces.  D Day had begun, five years into World War II.
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, occupied by German forces since June of 1940, was the strategic center of the Cherbourg peninsula. General Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.
This was the riskiest operation of the war and thus far among the boldest military
moves in American war history.
As you can read in the 2nd photo, 10,000 young men lost their lives.
 
 

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