1. Own a cast iron skillet. Or several. And learn how to properly use and care for them. 2a. Life is too short for mediocre coffee and poor wine. Buy the best you can afford. 2b. Even if it is just for you. 2c. Especially if it is just for you! 2d. Sometimes a $2.99… Continue reading Worthwhile Things I’ve learned- Personally or Vicariously
Described as a red Rhone blend, this wine from Adelaida went nicely with our BBQ'd ribs! A little less of a mouthful than the average Chianti in the same price range, this is a nice table red. Light fruit, not very sweet, and a nice bit of tannins, I like it. This was another one… Continue reading Adelaida Cellers “Claudia” 2010- A Nice Red
Getting greedy this month, I'm hoping to finish two books. I used to finish some books in two days, then I got a job, got married, and had kids. I like to tell myself I traded in one kind of crazy fun (hours of non-stop reading, woo-hoo!!) for another (grading papers, saying stuff like "don't… Continue reading July Read: “Hild” by Nicola Griffith and “Divine Vintage” by R Heskett and J Butler
My good friend Joy has been in the same boat with me for the end of this school year. She's another mom with 8th and 12th grade graduations, and I just scored- she shared party leftovers with me. Joy's spanakopita now shares the same ranking as my mom-in-law's enchiladas- dishes that I will never order… Continue reading Home Made Spanakopita and a Nice Pinot Grigio…
It has been a long couple of weeks. A fortnight fraught with all emotions a person can muster, and more graduate parties and activities than you could shake a stick at. Whew. Wine me, please! Here is one of our Wine Winnings from a few months ago: Hilliard Bruce 2009 Pinot Noir... very nice. I am just… Continue reading Wine to Wrap-Up a Hectic Week. Or Two.