Feb. 23, 2011 7:37 am
Updated: Feb. 25, 2011 11:17 am
I am on route to Oregon but I wanted to post some random pictures of my last day with Magpie.
It was a beautiful day on Saturday and magpie said we should see some of the local tourist sites.
The stump at Parksville Beach, everyone takes a picture here.
Better picture of Luigi on the Stump
Luigi at French Creek Marina, hundreds of fish boats and a great seafood market.
Luigi at Qualicum Beach, with the snow on the mountains where magpie says snow should be.
Feb. 18, 2011 4:52 pm
Updated: Feb. 19, 2011 11:14 pm
Magpie says that on Valentine’s day she usually makes a nice dinner for the family because it is too busy to go out for dinner. So she asks me to help and we are going to make Cioppino and rice balls.
Magpie likes seafood that is fresh but I think the crab is dangerously fresh. We also have
Luigi Stirring the broth for the Cioppino.
Local Dungeness Crab getting a little to close to Luigi's locale.
Luigi ready with the rice ball to fry and mussels to go into the pot.
Luigi brings the Cioppino to the table.
Feb. 15, 2011 11:15 am
Updated: Feb. 16, 2011 9:57 am
International Sommelier Guild Wine Fundamentals
Certificate Level 2
Sunday evening Magpie and I go to wine class at the World Famous Tigh-na-Mara resort The instructor is Stuart, and he is very welcoming to Luigi. Tonight the class is on beer and spirits, wow I learn so much. I learn the diff
Me, Luigi with some of the Beer tasters.
Stuart, the instructor, and Luigi
Luigi with Maria in the Copper Lounge
Luigi with Magpie.
Feb. 14, 2011 9:52 am
Updated: Feb. 16, 2011 9:15 am
I arrive at laughingmagpie's house on Friday afternoon, magpie is at work but Mr. LMP gives me a good welcome. He is working out in the form yard when I arrive and boy I am happy to be a chef. When magpie arrives home, I find out it is Mr LMP's Birthday
and they have plans for dinner out. I…
Luigi arrives at the Wine Store
Oyster on the half shell, Pinot Blanc and a view.
Me and Chef Tom. He's like my brother.
Feb. 6, 2011 10:37 pm
Updated: Feb. 17, 2011 5:45 pm
Ah, bittersweet day. My last day in Utah with Missy Anne and her family, she tells me I am heading to Canada in the morning.
Today I will share with you some of Missy Anne’s favorite things about Utah.
What she would share with me if the days were warmer, and school wasn’t in session, and wh
The Chocolate!! I think I know what the little girl wants.
Cupcake and Kazookie!!
Feb. 4, 2011 9:29 am
Updated: Feb. 17, 2011 5:51 pm
Buongiorno my All Recipe’s friends.
I am shortly coming to the end of my visit in Utah. Today, I am going to share with you some of the favorite foods of Utahn’s.
Missy Anne has been so kind to share with me and let me help prepare some of these “divine” delicacies.
I have in my adv
Chef Luigi making Fry Sauce
Luigi at the Purple Turtle
Just try and not get served Fry Sauce
Trying "Funeral Potatoes"
Feb. 2, 2011 10:52 am
Updated: Feb. 4, 2011 3:30 pm
Ciao! I am currently having an adventure in a valley known to the locals as “Happy Valley,”
Missy Anne says there are different reasons as to why people call it Happy Valley but she says she hopes it’s because people are happy living or visiting here.
It’s-a large valley surrounded on all s
Luigi in front of Mt. Timpanogos
Chef Luigi at Sundance
Behind Luigi is the back of Mt. Timpanogos
Yummy Fluffy Hot Chocolate
Feb. 1, 2011 1:39 pm
Updated: Feb. 4, 2011 12:12 am
A Celebrities Welcome
It’s a-me again.
I somehow have found myself clear across the country. In a land of snow.
I’ve arrived in Utah at Missy Anne’s comfy little home that apparently is run by little bambino’s; a girl and a boy.
They- a meet me at the door, and I hear the little ones sayi
Meeting Missy Anne's daughter. She's a huge fan.
Luigi in the Utah snow.
Meeting some new friends.
Mama Mia!! I'm to old for this.
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