Posts tagged "Ca"
Go Bananas in the Banana Museum

Go Bananas in the Banana Museum

I went bananas at the International Banana Museum near the Salton Sea and Coachella Valley!  Who knew there was a museum devoted to bananas?  And I couldn’t wait to visit since I love the yellow skinned fruit. Fred Garbutt is the man behind all things bananas and his wife Kym enjoys telling the story how...
The Mission Inn, Riverside Calif

The Mission Inn, Riverside Calif

I had heard that the magical holiday displays at The Mission Inn were a must see, but I visited in the middle of the summer to get a look at the inn.  Riverside, California, in its heyday, was home to a colony of healthy people who tried mightily to grow crops until they hit on...

Thrilled to tour Hyatt’s kitchens

My recent stay at Hyatt Regency, Indian Wells, Ca. was extra special with the opportunity to tour the kitchen, rather kitchens.  Pastry Chef Alicia Fernandez showed me how the pastries are made and the individual care  taken with each item.  She’s an “old school” taught chef and found her passion with cakes, tarts, macaroons and truffles.  Nearly all...
Dallmann's Chocolates old world candy with a modern twist

Dallmann’s Chocolates old world candy with a modern twist

Dark chocolate caramel with fleur de sel is the favorite sweet treat at Dallmann’s Confections with handmade Mozartkugel close behind.  Originally from the chateau dotted mountains of Austria, Isabella Valenica was raised in her family’s pastry shop in a small village which pays homage to Mozart.  Keeping with handmade traditions passed on from generations, she...