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The week my computer fried itself

This is the week my computer decided to fry itself. Oh, yeah… All new start… All new programs. All new computer. Whole new appreciation for when it’s going well. I also spent a lot of time in my organic garden, waiting for things to come together in my office, thanks to Jose. This is a […]

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Happy Thanksgiving To You!

Happy Thanksgiving … May you and yours have a lovely day filled with all the riches that life can afford. I appreciate you, thanks for being here.

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Some days I feel like the little red hen

Remember “Hey, you, get off of my cloud!” Or, the Little Red Hen story…. When the bread was finished, the tired little red hen asked her friends, “Who will help me eat the bread?” “I will,” barked the lazy dog. “I will,” purred the sleepy cat. “I will,” quacked the noisy yellow duck. “No!” said […]

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What is wine without food, what is food without wine… 2011 “Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes”

I’ll never forget getting my first Food & Wine magazine in the mail. I didn’t order it, but it just arrived. I read it and loved it. Then, another one came, and our American Express was automatically charged for a year’s subscription. This was a brilliant, albeit a bit risky, marketing move by American Express. […]

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Do you need inspiration ~ A wine with sensation?

As you’re grillin’ your steak this Fourth of July And suggesting to folks what wine they should buy, Please think of a wine with American roots. Give your family and friends a wine they can toot… Sirah with an “i” is all that I ask, While swimmers are swimmin’, and sunbathers bask. The dads will […]

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Children Should Be Welcomed Here ~ Wine Country

When I worked at Robert Mondavi Winery, I loved all aspects of being there, with one exception. I had a really hard time with the repetition of Wine 101 three to four times a day. I reached the point of feeling like I was channeling Lily Tomlin, doing her Broadway hit of “Searching for Sings […]

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When it comes to Chardonnay, I’m a cheap date, for the most part

Image via Wikipedia I’m sitting here, sipping on a very expensive Chardonnay; lots of oak, 100 percent ML. It’s considered one of the best. Malolactic fermentation simplified: A + B = C Acid + Bacteria = Cream. The Acid is Malic, the same one found in Apples and lots of other fruit. The winemaker adds […]

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Do you need inspiration… A wine with sensation?

As you’re grillin’ your steak this Fourth of July And suggesting to folks what wine they should buy, Please think of a wine with American roots. Give your family and friends a wine they can toot… Sirah with an “i” is all that I ask, While swimmers are swimmin’, and sunbathers bask. The dads will […]

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Can someone who can’t eat fish survive in Portugal for long?

FREE Tickets to Wine, Women & Shoes (just comment and click here for further details). Well, I did for 10 successful days, but it wasn’t always simple. This image was taken at Porto de Santa Maria, on Guincho Road. It’s located on the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lisbon. The freshness of the fish is what […]

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My Favorite Orzo Rice Salad with a Charles Creek Kitchen Currant Flavored Balsamic Vinegar

I was very lucky to have access to some fabulous Balsamic vinegars from Charles Creek Kitchen, which is located in the town of Sonoma. I’ve written earlier about their Blueberry Flavored Balsamic Vinegar. I said then, and continue to remember, how it rocked my palate. Bill Brinton, proprietor of Charles Creek Vineyards, just isn’t one […]