A time gone by…..

We have read about stately manors, and seen movies of lavished meals served from silver chaffing dishes and tables set with white linens and crystal classes. It was a time when having impeccable manors mattered and good breeding. It is a time and lifestyle so removed from our everyday lives its what makes the show Read More »

One Irishman’s Dream……

One Irishman’s Dream……. On March 10th O’Mara’s Irish pub in Berkeley will be celebrating 20 years in the restaurant business!!!!! We will be celebrating by offering a special event customer appreciation, details coming soon…….look for it in May. But let me give you a little history about the owner of O’Mara’s Irish Pub in Berkeley Read More »

2014 Food Trends…

    The “food news” for the new year is in: higher vegetable consumption, better fruit packaging and food waste reduction…also better tasting tomatoes are on the way!“There is now sufficient evidence of the beneficial effect of fruit and vegetable consumption in the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases,” says research co-author Maria Jose Sanchez Per, Read More »

It’s Gingerbread Time!

As everyone knows, I’m a sucker for celebrating the flavors of the season, and this is how I celebrate the holidays: my gingerbread scone recipe! They will become your favorites as well. Make a lot and share them, people always remember the flavors of the holidays. Anita’s Teatime Gingerbread Scones Ingredients: • 2 cups all-purpose Read More »

Thanksgiving advice…..

Thanksgiving dinner I always enjoy Thanksgiving: it’s a holiday that celebrates food and gathering with family and friends. Thanksgiving dinner is always at my house, with about 35 family members and friends. People always say, “How do you always look so relaxed?” The answer is simple: plan ahead and be organized (list, list, list…). Make a master list of items Read More »