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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Mongol Derby

Today I was offered one of the 35 spots in the Mongol Derby, a 1000km horse race that starts the beginning of August at an undisclosed area in the Steppes of Mongolia. The derby consists of changing horses every 40 km at Morin Urtuus – horse stations and continue the ride through the vast Mongolian…

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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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Sweet and Savory Snack’in

Lately I’ve been a fan of Dark Chocolate, I thought this time instead of a solo treat, I could mix it up and make Dark Chili Chocolate & Cherry Granola Bars. Lindt makes dark chocolate bars infused with red chili or sea salt, for this recipe I combine half a bar each. Pre-heat the oven…

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