Food + Drink

Lentil Soup With Smoked Sausage and Apples

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope it was a wonderful day with family and friends with plenty of good food. As the holiday season kicks off, a hearty lentil soup with plenty of cool weather goodness, is a good option. This soup can be put together in a few minutes and within the hour be
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Cocktails

Honey Crisp Apple Old-Fashioned Cocktail

We had an amazing time in Greece and Turkey and as my friend poetically described “re-entry is tough.” Yes, ma’am, indeed. Our journey to Greece and Turkey is an upcoming post. Stay tuned. Studying for my upcoming wine exam has been my priority and it has taken up a lot of prime real estate in

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Food + Drink

No Knead Bread and the Art of Procrastibaking

I am not a procrastinator by nature; quite the opposite the urge to start a task or project immediately and finish it as soon as possible is my oxygen and postponement is my agony, that is until recently. I’ve become a ‘procrastibaker’ I have taken up the practice of baking something unnecessary to avoid what

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Food + Drink

Easy Summer Peach and Brie Upside Down Tarts

As summer ends there is still time to celebrate the last of the summer peaches with one of the simplest fruit tarts you can make at home. Don’t despair because if you can’t find summer peaches there are still plenty of stone fruits available this time of year plums, nectarines, and apricots, all are perfect

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Cork Talk

Nothing Pairs With Brussel Sprouts

“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. Its warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture, it’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.” ~Robert Mondavi I was recently asked about why I do not write more about my wine journey and share more of that passion

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