Popcorn and the perfect pairing….

Popcorn, wine, and binge watching…Let’s celebrate National Popcorn Day! . . . → Read More: Popcorn and the perfect pairing….

Wine Country

It’s not Napa, but Arkansas definitely has some outstanding wineries run by some great people. . . . → Read More: Wine Country

Lemongrass Risotto with Sugarsnap Peas and Shitakes for #FreshTastyValentines

Today’s #FreshTastyEats post features products from Woodbridge, Gourmet Garden, and Mann’s with a very special shout-out to Uncommon Goods. . . . → Read More: Lemongrass Risotto with Sugarsnap Peas and Shitakes for #FreshTastyValentines

Watermelon Wine Spritzer with Fruit

This is a light and refreshing adult beverage—perfect for a warm evening on the patio. . . . → Read More: Watermelon Wine Spritzer with Fruit

Harvest Fruits-Maple Crisp with Cinnamon Cream for #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits and Wine Pairings”

I think fall is my favorite season.

I love the cooler, crisp weather, the colors of fall…

I love the holidays—Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and Thanksgiving.

I love the flavors of fall—apples and pears, pumpkin, and warming spices.

So, a thank you to Culinary Adventures with Camilla  who invited me to participate in #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits . . . → Read More: Harvest Fruits-Maple Crisp with Cinnamon Cream for #winePW 5 “Fall Fruits and Wine Pairings”

Mulling Spices

What smells like Christmas to me?

That’s easy…cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.

What tastes like the holidays to me?

That’s easy…something warm, spicy and mulled.

These mulling spice mixes are easy to make and you can assure the freshness of all the flavors involved.    To make small mulling packets to give as gifts, follow the . . . → Read More: Mulling Spices

Blackberry-Port Jam

Local blackberries are ready for the picking. . . . → Read More: Blackberry-Port Jam

Grape stompin’ time….

Actually, we did not stomp anything with our feet but we used a potato masher! Join us on our wine making odyssey. . . . → Read More: Grape stompin’ time….

Food Inspired from Sideways for Food n’ Flix

Read on for a recipe for White Wine and Dijon Braised Chicken, a recipe inspired by “Sideways.” . . . → Read More: Food Inspired from Sideways for Food n’ Flix

Another wine adventure—on our own.

A great destination, a beautiful part of the country, and some great wine. . . . → Read More: Another wine adventure—on our own.

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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