Cork Talk

Pop, Fizz, and Clink

Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of champagne. ~Paul Claudel Friends, when you visit this post, we will be celebrating the end of our first week in Europe. We are traveling with our European friends who we consider our
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Food + Drink

Weeknight Lamb Ragu

Lets jazz up a weeknight dish with something other than chicken breasts. Have you thought about lamb?  Lamb is perfect for changing up the weeknight routine. Ground lamb can be used exactly as ground beef in most recipes. Lamb is flavorful and delicious, and more healthy than ground beef due to the health promoting omega

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Ramblings and Rants

On A Wild Goose Chase

Instructions for living a life. Pay Attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~Mary Oliver

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Savoring the Season

Creamy Carrot Soup with Warm Spices

Spring carrots steal the show here in this beautiful easy to prepare soup with loads of warm spices like cinnamon, fennel, coriander, and ginger. You can prepare this soup in an Instant Pot or it can be easily adjusted to make on your stove top. I love serving healthy simple soups as the main entree,

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Cocktails

Jungle Bird Cocktail – If It’s Meant to Be, It Will Be

The early beginnings of this cocktail is the late 70’s at the Aviary Bar in the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This Tiki bar cocktail made with rum, and brightly colored, has evolved considerably for the modern palate. The ingredients almost seem at odds with one another. You have a built-in sweetness with the

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Food + Drink

Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

Welcome to Spring! This tart has turned out to be a favorite in our home. A Store bought puff pastry makes for easy work for this tart recipe. This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep, and another 25-30 minutes baking. You can cut them up for easy serve appetizers or serve with a salad

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