Catherine Enfield

Catherine Enfield Catherine Enfield writes the blog Munchie Musings.

Web Site: http://www.munchiemusings.net


Dinnerwire is keeping me busy.

Apr 7, 2014
Dinnerwire is keeping me busy.

Sadly, my blog has been on low priority of late. I've been a little busy finishing up the Sacramento Food Film Festival (which raised about $10k for CA Food Literacy, thank you) and with my new job.Perhaps you read yesterday's (4/6/14) Bee article "Rez...

Why I want to go on an eight-day Emerald Waterways river cruise through Europe

Mar 26, 2014
Why I want to go on an eight-day Emerald Waterways river cruise through Europe

I like cruising. I like that you only have to unpack once and yet travel to several destinations. I like that your food is included and it's pretty damn good food at that. I like that you can magically wake up in a different city or country every day.I...

Koreana Plaza and International Food Court

Mar 17, 2014
Koreana Plaza and International Food Court

One of my favorite memories of going to the Philippines was going to the food courts they have in shopping centers.  These aren't like American food courts with McDonald's and Sbarro.  These are similar to ones you find throughout Asia where ...

My Water Conservation

Mar 14, 2014
My Water Conservation

I can remember the drought of 1976-77, even though I was living overseas at the time. That's because the summer of 1977 my family was touring the Southwest National Parks - Zion, Grand Canyon, etc. I even remember we were somewhere in Arizona when we w...

The Death Knell of Retail Stores

Mar 6, 2014
The Death Knell of Retail Stores

Hallmark leaves Country Club Plaza and the question is raised - Is Country Club dead? Radio Shack is closing 1100 stores. Staples is closing 225 stores. Shopping malls have huge vacancies. What is happening?It was made clear to me in an interview I saw...

Cochon Napa 2014 – Another Great Pork-fest

Mar 4, 2014
Cochon Napa 2014 – Another Great Pork-fest

sigh. I forgot this somewhere.If pork is your favorite meat, like it is for me, then there is no better event than Cochon 555. "Cochon" is French for "pig" and the 555 means - 5 chefs, 5 pigs, 5 wineries. What could be better? 2014 is the sixth to...

I Can Eat Again!

Mar 3, 2014

So raw vegan is hard. At least for me with not the greatest willpower. Honestly, though, to have made it through the first two weeks pretty cleanly is a MAJOR accomplishment in my book. All of my friends agreed with that. To do vegan is one thing. To d...

What’s it like to eat a raw vegan diet? An update on week three

Feb 19, 2014

Week 1 was easier than I thought.Week 2 was tougher, but I only had minor slips.Week 3 - I've lost interest.Now I certainly didn't do this raw vegan month to kickstart a raw vegan lifestyle. I did it (see first post) to kinda cleanse, watch my energy l...

Cochon Napa has a Sacramento Alumnus Contestant

Feb 10, 2014
Cochon Napa has a Sacramento Alumnus Contestant

 

pic courtesy of Cochon555

This year it's round 6 of the annual Cochon 555 tour. "Cochon" is French for "pig" and the 555 means - 5 chefs, 5 pigs, 5 wineries. What could be better than that?

Cochon 555 was established as a way to support...

First Days of Raw Vegan Month

Feb 5, 2014

I am on Day 4, one of the most difficult days.Due to a visiting guest and my not picking up my Green Boheme meals until Sunday, I started a day late, on February 2, Sunday. Now I'm on Day 4 at the peak of the initial cleansing phase. Your first 2-4 day...