Recipes: Swedish Meatballs

When interviewing hockey players we invariably talked about cooking and food since many of these players were from Europe and had never lived in North America before. Their food traditions and comforts of home are very different from North American food traditions, and eating some of their favorite family foods made the distance from family and…

Hockey Road Trips — Food & Drink

When you head off on your hockey travels do you plan ahead and search for great spots for food and drink along the way? Do you like modern contemporary restaurants and pubs? Or something old, with character and a bit of adventure? The past two seasons while on my hockey travels I’ve thought a great…

Stanley Cup Fever

——–  VS ——–  Chances are you are watching the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals if you enjoy hockey — even if you normally do not cheer for one of these teams. So far, the series is tied 1 : 1 and what a series it has been! The first game went into 3 overtimes and the…

Hockey has arrived in OKC!

Finally. Hockey players are back in their jerseys and ready to play hockey! I was beginning to think we might have to move to Europe to watch the KHL, which frankly is a fun idea and someday I plan to do just that. It’s on my hockey bucket list! For those of you joining us…

Let Hockey Season Begin!

First, a disclaimer: I never drink the two beers listed on these beer taps, ever, however, I love the beer taps topped with Stanley Cups. A number of pubs and bars actually used these taps during hockey season and I wish I had been able to see one in person. Here in the southern US…

Recipe: Tartre au sucre – Québec Sugar Pie

The French-Canadian culture has an extraordinarily rich culinary history and I hope to explore it more fully in the hockey season to come. In honor of our Québec hockey fans, I give you the traditional Québec Sugar Pie, Tartre au sucre.  It is similar to a pie in the American south, the Chess Pie, or even a Pecan Pie,…

Recipe: St. Louis Chicken Spiedini

St. Louis Blues Chicken Spiedini Yield: 4 servings ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, to taste ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley, minced 2 pounds chicken, cut into 1 ½-inch cubes ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup Italian-seasoned fine, dry bread crumbs, divided 2 cups…

Tailgating. Hockey Style.

Here in the southern states where football is king, tailgating has become a tradition. So, we decided it was time to add this tradition to collegiate hockey. Earlier this year we tailgated in January and February – it was a bit cool, but it was not bitterly cold with blizzard conditions, so why not tailgate. Linda,…