I realized this is going to need to be broken into at least two parts, as my usual 30-minute writing block was no where near sufficient to cover a Vegas weekend. Sorry I’ve been out a little, I was getting ready for and then busy doing Vegas. I’ve done Vegas many times and in many … More Vegas 2017: Part One
We pull out all the stops for special occasions when it comes to food. And New Year’s Eve is one of those occasions. So where to begin? The spread… What is all this? All this is just some of the things my mom, my sis, and I put together to entertain ourselves and loved … More Happy New Year!! The Feast of New Year’s Eve…
Not only because it rhymes, but also because it’s a fabulous excuse to pair food with vodka! Just be sure to make the vodka drink after the fry-fest. No one wants a grease fire for Hanukkah. With the Jewish faith comes a heaping ladle of tradition, and making latkes (potato pancakes) is one of them. … More Happy Hanukkah: Vodkas and Latkes!
What a gorgeous, albeit grey, view from my porch this morning! The valley adapts to whatever the weather throughs down, and still makes it beautiful. We began the day with another bountiful country breakfast at the Harvest Inn. Nestled into its acres of vineyards and its quaint array of cozy cottages, the inn is … More Napa: Day 3
We kicked off the day with a short run and then a delicious, hearty breakfast to line our tummies for some serious wine tasting! The Harvest Inn does a great country breakfast that seems like it was made just for that purpose. Our first stop was Markham Vineyards. I have been a club member here … More Napa: Day 2
We touched down pretty early in San Fran and made our way straight to downtown Napa for some lunch. The Oxbow Market is a cool, indoor farmers market-like joint with some great open shops offering what you’d expect from Napa – olive oils, balsamics, slices, and other goodies. Plenty of lunch options, and of course, … More Napa: Day 1
Had a few lovely ladies over last night for drinks, apps, and “Bad Moms.” Not that we watched much of the movie between gabbing about the greats eats and drinks we made and other girl talk! We made some good stuff… of course it kicked off with a seasonal cocktail! The Cider-Tini, which I made … More Girls Night! And Pomegranates
Eat and drink around the world without actually needing a passport! A few friends who know that I live for good food and drink recommended that while I’m in Florida, I check out the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which takes place in the fall from mid-September to mid-November. Perfect timing for my family … More Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
We did the do – Orlando. This time, less Disney, more 4D. As in Universal – these 4D rides are perfect for a group of all ages. The kids ranged from 6-12 and the adults, well, a little bit older. And we picked the perfect time to go. I was afraid to question why we … More Eat, Drink and Go Through Orlando: Universal Studios, Great Eats and Drinks, and a Great Hotel!
Champagne problem, as defined by example: When you need a little wine to cook with and have nothing but a great bottle open and no shwag (sp?) on hand, that’s a champagne problem. Used in a sentence: When your problems are champagne problems, you should feel blessed. And I do. Anyhoo, I needed just a … More Another Champagne Problem…