Foodie Panache

Foodie Panache

 

‘Panache is a word of French origin that carries the connotation of a flamboyant manner and reckless courage.’

So what is ‘foodie panache’ and why is it here? I want to share with you some of the ways food inspires

the way I live my life and the way my life inspires my food.

From the chats around the kitchen island, to whipping up something around a campfire.

you’ll not want to miss a single post!

 

 

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

Two of the things that I love best about traveling in Europe are the people and the bicycles!  The people in Paris enchant me as they go about their days~~it seems it’s more relaxed, life is easier and there’s more camaraderie as I see them sit at cafes, sip wine and coffee and chatter away with whomever they’re with~~then there are ... Read More »

~competitive cooking & food styling II~

~competitive cooking & food styling II~

I know that a lot of my foodie friends are entering the prestigious DOLE Cook-Off~~and, it was about this time last year when I was furiously creating recipes to enter, too, and one of my big concerns was, will my submitted photograph reflect the boholicious of this creation! In my first blog post on this topic I talked about food ... Read More »

~voiceboks & thermador feature ally eats~

~kitchen artistry & beauty~

Always love to see my great recipes shared by generous folks!  Thank you, Lexie & Thermador!  Come see why they shared these recipes!  Just click the photo…ez pz!       Read More »

~easter bunny’s hiding wwhhhat~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGLLurGABFk&feature=youtu.be

  So you think eggs are the only thing the Easter bunny hides~~come see what’s in my basket!  Click the magic basket (left) to view 30 seconds of fun! #ad #sponsored This blog post & video  is sponsored by Dole Packaged Foods~~all of the opinions are mine. For a full disclosure just CLICK HERE~~     Click zeeeee baskets! Read More »

~kitchen artistry & beauty~

~kitchen artistry & beauty~

If you’re like me, you see art and beauty in your kitchen~~from a Mason jar with its ‘writing’ and glimmering shine after a good wash and dry  to an ebony well-seasoned cast iron skillet, the shapes, colors, textures and nuances of the objects just make me smile.  And, being the culinary artisteeest, I pull out my camera and start snapping! ... Read More »

~competitive cooking & food styling I~

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With the Dole California CookOff 2014 launching soon, as well as other cooking contests currently running,  these tips might just come in handy as you’re completing your entry(ies) ~~as the 2013 winner of the Dole CookOff, I can assure you that the stakes are high and probably higher this year!  I’m really happy to be on the other side of ... Read More »

~pantry & refrig happenings~

There are always things we keep as staples in our pantry and refrigerator, and most of us have those basics~~you know what I'm talking about~~spices, flour, sugar, canned goods, bread, milk, eggs, cream, jelly/jam. We all probably have many of these things as standbys, well, unless you're a die-hard bachelor or don't realize there's even a room in your house or apartment called a kitchen!

There are always things we keep as staples in our pantry and refrigerator, and most of us have those basics~~you know what I’m talking about~~spices, flour, sugar, canned goods, bread, milk, eggs, cream, jelly/jam.  We all probably have many of these things as standbys, well, unless you’re a die-hard bachelor or don’t realize there’s even a room in your house ... Read More »

~keeping good company~

~keeping good company~

Growing up, my Mom used to hammer into me the importance of being in the right company, choosing the right friends~~mainly hanging out with kids who shared good values, morals, from good families and kids who had integrity and were working hard to be good citizens.  There’s even a saying that you’re judged by the company you keep~~well, I couldn’t ... Read More »

~top 5 pixs on statigram~15 seconds

~top 5 pixs on statigram~15 seconds

This is just so dang cool!  Statigram linked my top 5 pixs (in terms of “likes”) from 2013 that I had posted on Instagram~~so take a gander~~it’s 15 seconds of fun visuals of life from Ally’s Kitchen~~thank you Statigram!! The #1 photo does not surprise me!  Click this silly picture of my yogini, Whit! I mean I had to do ... Read More »

~boho scavenging & bingo finds~

~boho scavenging & bingo finds~

Sometimes you never know what you’re going to get when the stars line up and the force of luck is with you.  So much of my food styling finds have come from unlikely places~~trash piles, discarded objects on a curb just waiting to be scooped up by the garbage truck, thrift stores, consignment shops, yard sales~~it’s these mis-matched and unwanted ... Read More »