Bachelor Treasure Trove

On this week’s blog of Accessible Wines paired with Inaccessible Men (aka Bachelor Brad Womack), I have to admit first and foremost that this was not a one on one date. This week’s wine Trove (Shiraz Malbec) was shared with a girl friend watching the Oscars. A day early but still the wine was still…

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Classic Cornbread

There is something very comforting about cornbread to me. I’m not sure if it’s the fluffy yet granular texture or the sweetness of the bread, but I can match it with breakfast, lunch or dinner. ┬áThe temperature has dipped again (Damn lying groundhog) and motivation of the day has turned to baking. For anyone who…

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Rise and Shine Quinoa

After years of making oatmeal to start my day on the ski hill, I need a break. The relationship has become a bit redundant, so I am trying a breakfast Quinoa (pronounced kin-wa). Similar to oats, quinoa has a balanced set of amino acids and is packed with protein and fiber. I used this recipe…

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Apple-Butter Sundae

I was craving a chocolate sundae this weekend- which is odd because I am not an ice cream fan. For a twist I used this recipe and folded apple butter into the vanilla ice cream, topped off with chocolate sauce and warm chocolate-chunk cookies. A great craving killer for my cheat day.

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Bogle and Brad the Bachelor

For Part 2 of Accessible Wine paired with Inaccessible Men we have a one on one with Bogle’s Petite Sirah ($16). For those who don’t know a Sirah is a grape separate from the syrah/shiraz grapes. It is typically used for blending in wines but there are many vineyards in California that plant it predominantly…

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Accessible Wines Paired with Inaccessible Men- Part 1

I came across a list of readily accessible wines that are great value and easy to find. My mission- to test 5 widely available reds and 5 whites and determine what was worthy of keeping as a supply for last minute dinner invitations. But how was I going to get through all these wines? Dinner…

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