Mountain Biking the Alps, Part Two

Mountain Biking the Alps, Part Two

During my second weekend in Europe during a recent business trip to experience the cheeses of Switzerland, I was scheduled to cross over the Alps again and planned a stop for a quick mountain biking adventure. The previous weekend trip to Zermatt provided the...
Mountain Biking the Alps, Part One

Mountain Biking the Alps, Part One

On my recent business trip to Switzerland and Italy, I had around 24 hours of free time, so I decided to check out some of the world-renowned mountain bike riding in the Alps.  I landed in Milan, Italy, and drove my rental car north past Lake Maggiore and up over...
Fresh Summer Garden Tomato Soup

Fresh Summer Garden Tomato Soup

When it gets hot in summer I usually start to crave this wonderful cold tomato soup.  As the fresh garden vegetables and herbs come to market, it’s possible to gather this fresh assortment of ingredients to go in the tomato juice.  I make homemade croutons cooked in...