Designing Your Dream Kitchen

This is Episode 4 of Kitchen Designers co-hosted by Jim Gerard, owner of the famous Kitchens By Ambiance Showroom in Bonita Springs, Florida and Rob Kircher international television culinary personality. In this episode, Jim and Rob talk about the numerous design services offered by Kitchens By Ambiance starting with its […]

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Sugar Craving: Peach Custard Tart

As you know, I frequently have middle of the night cravings. This time I have a sugar craving. Yes, a sugar craving! I must have been dreaming about it, because I pictured it perfectly as I woke. The temptation was too overwhelming. Salivating…I headed for the kitchen and knew precisely […]


Professional Kitchen Designers

This is Episode 3 in the KITCHEN DESIGNER series co-hosted by Jim Gerard, owner of Kitchens By Ambiance in Bonita Springs, Florida and Rob Kircher Culinary Food Personality. Today’s episode is all about how to choose the right kitchen designer for you. You’re in the driver’s seat! You interview the […]


New Pruning Shears

My neighbor and co-host of Garden Gourmets, Lisa Malcolm and I will be trimming the extremely overgrown Meyers Lemon tree located between our homes later this afternoon. So, I’m on a hunt for a new pruning shears. The one I have is old and dull. On its last legs, if […]


Everglades City, Florida Annual Seafood Festival

My HIDDEN CULINARY GEMS co-host Chef Ruth Manchester and I traveled to legendary Everglades City Florida recently for its Annual Seafood Festival held each year in early February. It’s definitely a “not to be missed” event for seafood lovers! Our first stop was the historic Rod & Gun Club established […]


Kitchen Countertops

This is the 2nd episode in our ongoing series titled “Kitchen Designer” featuring Jim Gerard, owner of Kitchen By Ambiance in Bonita Springs, Florida and me Rob Kircher, Great Neighborhood Cooks syndicated Television culinary personality.