Bernard Wilson of Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes

And we've lost another musical giant - Bernard Wilson helped define The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) as a founding member of the Philly soul act Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. In the face of the current state of music, who's gonna continue to elevate the artistry and devotion to the craft of writing and performing a brilliant song? RIP

RIP Teena Marie

RIP Teena Marie - you were the downest, coolest, flyest white chick
singin' R & B!

Merry Christmas from Ever Fly Ms Q

"Santa baby, just slip a sable under the tree for me..." Happy Happy, Merry Merry to all...have a FLY holiday!

Shrimp & Grits, American Southern Cuisine

Was missing home a bit, so decided to make some truly (southern) American comfort food: Shrimp & Grits. For all of you that are unfamiliar with grits, they are a staple in the south: ground corn, kind of like a more refined polenta - less coarse.

The grits are topped with cheddar, pancetta and sauteed shrimp with a garlic, vegetable broth reduction. Ms Q's (non-American) husband loved it and ate 3 plates! (of course in the morning we were at the gym, to pay in sweat for this decadent indulgence)

Shrimp & Grits

Free Download: DJ Tee Alford

Classic Funk, R&B and Disco from one of my faves, illadelph's finest, DJ Tee Alford...did I mention FREE DOWNLOAD?? What are you waitin' for?

Are the best new Thai chefs foreigners?

"Are the best new Thai chefs foreigners?" Ummm, h*ll to the NO! Give Ms Q a local chef trained in technique, steeped in the cultural/traditional who chooses to step out of bounds a bit with innovative dishes any day...why is this even a question?

L'aperitivo at Casa Ms Q

THIS is how we get down for aperitivo at Casa Ms Q: tunisian dates stuffed with brie, wrapped with pancetta; homemade sage/honey cornbread with melted brie; Sidecar cocktails. Lovely dates are from Thailand's Only Online Health Food Store - Good Karma All Natural

Cross-cultural melange

Boneless chicken thighs, sautéed in an olive oil, fresh sage, shallots, sake, mustard, honey, sea salt and chili powder reduction.

Fresh carrots, roasted with olive oil, sea salt, shallots, raisins & cumin

Syracuse salt potatoes: boiled in highly salted water (they become creamy inside!) Then tossed in a garlic/sage butter sauce.

Cross-cultural melange: duet (Ms Q made the carrots & potatoes, husband handled the chicken). Dinner was highly flavored, but the muscled cabernet sauvignon was up for the task!

Cody ChesnuTT - New music

FREE music download - the Über-talented Cody ChesnuTT

Cop that!

House Wine: Trivento Brut Nature

Current House Sparkling Wine: Trivento Brut Nature, Argentina NV

Everyday sparkling wine with small, delicate bubbles; dry with intense green fruit. Good enough to drink alone or you can use in a "champagne" cocktail.
Approx. 700 THB - Available at Wine Connection, Chalong

Spaghetti Pomodoro & Basilico

Pomodoro & Basilico: Di Cecco Spaghetti, olive oil, fresh basil, fresh cherry tomatoes, Mutti pelati canned tomatoes, parmiggiano reggiano.
My husband knocked this dish out of the park! Simple, but pristine, ingredients with great technique elevates this to sublime!

Fly Cocktail: Whatever Lola Wants...

"Whatever Lola Wants": Homemade ginger beer (ginger, brown sugar, cloves, 1 chili), vodka, triple sec, fresh mint, fresh lemon juice & zest. Caution: drink this only with the one you love - cause you will do whatever it is they want!

Eating my way through Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

42, Changkat Bukit Bintang

Delicious soba salad with prawns - this photo/description doesn't do it was beautiful!