Mi Amore

I know it’s commercialized and somewhat cheesy but I decided to dedicate this post to Saint Valentine’s Day and all loveliness associated with it. Of course there had to be pink (and lots of it), cinnamon hearts, cute cards, love poems and flowers. To balance it out I also had to incorporate a book on…

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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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Rock that Body

Admittedly I have been having a difficult time breaking out of hibernation mode and bustin’ a move at the gym. My excuses range from “it’s too cold out” to ” I have to feed the cat”, but deep down the dread of my looming Maui surf trip and how out of shape I am is…

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Spring Fever

What happened to that pesky groundhog last week? I heard mention that there was ” No Shadow”, hence spring to follow in 6 weeks…. Yet I glance out of the the house to the frozen snow covered landscape and crave an end. Obviously my beach theme and drinking wine isn’t helping so today I turn…

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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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Surf and Sand

I think I need a vacation… I’ve looked around my house and realized that I’ve been purchasing or looking to purchase beachy items probably to subconsciously battle the relenting winter. I have found an enticing assortment of candles, pineapple, mango, pina colada ect to spark my senses and memory of warmer climates and sand between…

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