Why is the term “Lifestyle Business” spoken with derision? Is it because “real businesspeople” discount the value of them, or is it because the Lifestyle business owners themselves belittle the amount of income generated by their businesses? In a world so full of people that *don’t * like the things they do to make a… More The Value of a Lifestyle Business
As an outsider businessperson, I’ve learned that creating a business outside normal parameters requires the constant thought “there might be a good idea here”. Do not expect there to be a trade show tailored to your new genre, just because you are making a living at it. Go to every event that seems to have… More Making the market
A free afternoon, and a free and fun tour of some amazing breads. What, you don’t think you can tour breads? You can if you’re in Rockland County, NY. The Rockland Bakery is a local icon. Friends who grew up in the neighborhood tell stories of stopping by in winter to put hot rolls in… More Rockland Bakery Day Trip
Menuspotting is the search for the next great festival food item … many festivals must be attended, and many yummy things must be tasted … it’s all part of the job. Higher-end festivals protect unique food offerings, so the goal is to discover or create the next Turkey Leg or Funnel Cake. Well, my goal… More Menuspotting, a definition
I’m headed to NYC for a couple of days. This is not unusual in summer, because I live only 40 miles from Manhattan from mid-June until Labor Day. However, I’m going to attend a workshop/conference called TechMUNCH, and it’s on the day I would normally begin my drive from Atlanta to New York. I tried… More TechMUNCH NYC
Our competition potluck last week was Mediterranean. I brought Bruschetta, Kelly brought Caprise Salad, and Bobby Knight, always the consumate host, brought Moroccan Meatballs with Couscous, and he even made a veggie version as well. Pics! One of the greatest things about our Georgia stay would have to be the weekly Competition Potlucks. Each week… More Mediterranean Potluck Pics.
The smell of bread, like Thanksgiving dinner rolls, embraces us as we leave the van. It’s the Saturday before Mother’s Day, and a major travel day here. Maybe Baylor kids are heading from Waco to DFW. Perhaps, like us, folks are making the trek from Houston to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I suppose as many… More Czech Stop Kolaches