Author Archives: David Bradley

The Bradley’s invade Virginia Beach…and The Cheesecake Factory!

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We just returned from vacation from Virginia Beach.   We had a blast,  lounging on the beach, watching our 3 year old play in the water, helping her build sand castles, and going for the occassional dip or two ourselves.  But, other than soaking up the sun, we made sure we exercised our taste buds to their fullest!  And one of the more enjoyable places we dined was none other than The Cheesecake Factory in downtown Virginia Beach.

Presenting itself as a classic, upscale restaurant, with French and Italian architectural influences, the same look is also represented in their food.  However, …

Bradley Family Favorite – Ina Garten’s Fleur de Sel Caramels

Fleur de Sel Caramels

Candy.  They say it brings out the kid in us.  But, there’s some “adult” candy out there just yearning to be tried.  Introducing, Ina Garten’s Fleur de Sel Caramels.

I know that many of you are probably wondering, what in the world is Fleur de Sel?  Well, basically, it’s a French sea salt, usually found in specialty food stores and online.  The salt is usually very light in texture and flaked.  As far as flavor goes, critics say it’s the finest sea salt available.  Since we do not have any specialty food stores close to our area, you can easily …