Cork Talk

Storing Your Wine, And Why It Matters

  My wine cooler is well stocked but not well organized, and that also goes for my closets which hold wine boxes, and a box or two, that may or may not be under my bed. You would think being a wine person I drink a lot of wine. Probably not as much as you
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stack of sourdough pancakes
Food + Drink

Best Sourdough Pancakes

I am late to the sourdough craze. During the pandemic I managed to avoid the sourdough baking adventure. Reminded me too much of the Amish friendship bread starters thirty years ago where I found myself babysitting a Ziploc bag of gloopy glob, that had to be fed and shared regularly with friends, neighbors, or whoever

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Vietnamese Bánh Mì Sandwich
Food + Drink

Roasted Pork Bánh Mí Vietnamese Sandwich

This is a story about a Vietnamese Bánh Mi sandwich and the powerful language of food. Working the holiday rush on your feet is exhausting. A perpetual cycle of work, sleep, and repeat.  You join the chorus of your co-workers each morning willing your tired bodies with good coffee, and a personally selected dance song

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Food + Drink

White Bean and Rice Soup

“New Year’s Day is every mans birthday” ~Charles Lamb Happy New Year! Cheers to all of life’s adventures that await you in 2024. What is it about the first day of January, that feels like we have been given an opportunity to once again to design our life rather than live it by default? We

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Food + Drink

Slow Cooked Georgian Beef and Tomato Stew

Over fed and exhausted, the three of us, settled in two aisle seats, and a window seat in the bulkhead of a Turkish Airlines flight departing from Istanbul destined for Atlanta. The hope of a vacant middle seat quickly dashed by an older woman traveling solo. Her disappointment was clear when she realized the middle

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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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