The Olympic flame this year was the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! We enjoyed the Olympic opening ceremonies, though it is always way to long; but if you’ve recorded it, as we did, fast forward to the end. To be honest I feel a bit cheated by NBC because the closing...
Duckie

Duckie

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Duckie just showed up last night as we were setting up for dinner and even hung around all day today as I re-potted 1/2 the...
Fleming Arboretum Gathering

Fleming Arboretum Gathering

What a terrific day it turned out to be this past Sunday. The weather was perfect, despite dire forecasts though most of the week and everyone seemed to click just perfectly…   [Show...
Eric’s 50th

Eric’s 50th

And a grand time was had by all… on the slopes of Haleakala in Poli Poli  ...
Dessert al la China

Dessert al la China

My friend Mike was in China last weekend and shared two of the coolest desserts I’ve ever seen anywhere –ever! Dinosaur Egg http://gillbrooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Mikes-Chinese-Dessert35sec.mp4 360 Dessert...
They say…

They say…

50 is the old-age of youth, but 60 is the youth of old-age Jane and I went to Honolulu to see up n’ comer Joe Robinson play at the Blue Note. He was a terrific, gifted [young] blues guitarist! Fastest fingers ever! See the short video(s) below this...
Ravens – Steelers  12/27/15

Ravens – Steelers 12/27/15

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Ravens / Tailgate / Titans

Ravens / Tailgate / Titans

These Ravens fans redefine Fanatic! Our host, Kenny, served up –off his Ravens grill made from a small keg, sea scallops wrapped in bacon, tenderloin, NY strips, marinaded chicken, several sausage dishes, a hot crab spread and a bunch of other stuff I never got...
Take a Chance on Stonewall Kitchens

Take a Chance on Stonewall Kitchens

I ventured north from Portsmouth NH with my sister Chance today on what was guaranteed to be the perfect “Gill” adventure. We went to Stonewall Kitchens to take a cooking class titled Harvest Flavors with executive chef Kate Ellingwood… Stonewall...
eten & drikken in Edam

eten & drikken in Edam

Back in 1357 Edam was awarded the right to be a city and to create a toll-free harbor.That was the beginning of an amazing era of trade which brought merchants and shipbuilders to it’s shores and turned this small city into one of the region’s most...