Hello, Sir Would You Like a Cup of Tea? The First Teabag was a Faux Pas & How to Brew a Perfect Cup of British Tea

Thomas Sullivan, an American tea merchant, with his love of labor-saving devices, was the first to develop the teabag. In around 1908, Sullivan, a New York tea merchant, started to send samples of tea to his customers in small silken bags. Some assumed that these were supposed to be used in the same way as…

“TV Chefs Then and Now” a Short Overview (Who Knew??) by Ken Bayliss Co-Author of the “Once Upon a Spice” Cookbook

Watching TV chefs can be like being in awe of a clever neighbor with whom we have become attached. We almost long for their views, ideas and even find their mannerisms appealing. They give us secrets, advice and chastize us when we cook slightly wrong. Then, without realizing it, they change our eating habits for…

The Twinkies Time Tube: A Cream-Filled, Spongy, Yellow Bite of History

Do you remember your first Twinkie? How old you were and how you felt after taking your first moist, sweet, creamy, lusciously spongy bite? No you’re not pathetic…most everyone on the planet remembers! How could we not? They were simply the best things on earth—at the time. Speaking of which, let’s enter the portal and…

The Day of Memories…

“Memorial Day” The day of Remembrance, Reflection & Relaxation. In tribute to those loved and lost. God Bless Our Armed Services, past, present and future. You are respected, remembered and loved. May you walk in safety love, honor and peace. Today, the Kitchen is Closed and will resume operations in the morning.