My gymnasium

Are you going out in that?!?

She doesn’t think I notice her looking me up and down, like she does every morning I head out the door under uncertain circumstances. “I guess they will see your pink hat,” says Mom, with that tone that also says, “I don’t approve.” I retort, “Have you seen it out there? It’s all WHITE.” And […]

Grilled Beet & Portobella Au Gratin

Sunday Brunch: Roasted Beet & Portobello Au Gratin

 I recently came into possession of a box of cooking magazines, and I am in HEAVEN. Browsing yesterday, I found two recipes of interest, so I combined them! This simple Sunday Brunch Recipe serves four generously, and I spent less than fifteen dollars. You can find nutritional information here. Roasted Beet & Portobello Au Gratin Ingredients: 6 […]

Deer at Breakfast

“Fawning” over the fall foilage

I’ve been on a mission ever since I heard it – that some grapevine leaves change color in the fall. I’ve been dying to see it for myself, and hopeful that I might get some decent photos to share with my mom and my Florida peeps. I have not been able to enjoy the fall […]

Enjoying a glass of wine by the fireplace

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

WordPress has a weekly photo challenge – Love It! This week’s theme: Happy The only hard thing about meeting this challenge was narrowing down the photos. There is *oh so much* about wine country making me happy these days.

Merlot is in the house!

Merlot the Grape

Being a “lifelong” fan of Merlot, I was super excited when I found out that Merlot was the next lot of grapes to arrive. I was not about to miss out on this little taste test. After posting this photo on Facebook, my friend Michael asked me to describe the taste right off the vine. […]

Ocean Merlot, Vintage 2012

4,500 Miles to get Uncorked

After ten years of nonprofit work in the Florida tropics, my life took an unexpected turn – north. An opportunity came to work for a winery in beautiful Walla Walla, Washington. I would make that crazy leap, leaving behind my friends, my family, and most of my belongings. I made my way to the beach for one […]

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