Tonight : a glass #Montepulciano DOC!

Tonight we are having a nice glass of Montepulciano DOC from 2011. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a red Italian wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy.Montepulciano d'Abruzzo gained the  Denomination controlled origin (DOC) in the late 1960's. The DOC region for Montepulciano d'Abruzzo covers a vast part of land in the Abruzzo region between the Apennines and Adriatic coast.The hillside vineyards planted on calcareous clay benefit from warm and significant sun exposure that is ventilated by dry breezes coming off the Adriatic....more


It is important to them and their customers to fill our plates and our cupboards with as many organically produced products as they can.  In a significant way, this is the only way to guarantee we are receiving the minerals and nutrients that nature intended.  At Kiss Me Organics, they want to help their customers discover the purity and the power of natural ingredients.MoreTammyBeUtyTradeReVue...more

Fancy a glass of Dolcetto #wine? We do!

"Dolcetto" is a black Italian wine grape variety widely grown in the Piedmont region of Northwest Italy, mostly known as the Monferrato area and close by the city of Alba.The Italian word "Dolcetto" means "the little sweet one", however the name has no reference to the grape’s sugar levels,but it is possible that it derives from the name of the hills where the vine is cultivated. ...more

7 Medicinal Teas

Are you a Tea lover like we are? Not only is one of our Mindful Girls (Alexis) in school for her Herbalism degree, all of us here drink it daily! As a matter of fact, I'm sipping on some honey chamomile as we speak - er - type. Knowing the medicinal properties and history of tea makes it much more enjoyable; with every sip I feel like I’m ingesting ancient history.   ...more

Raspberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie

This post first appeared on Mama Harris' Kitchen....more

Taking your coffee in a sippy cup

My son is not a morning person. I am fine with that. I am fine with talking gently to him in the morning, making his room brighter and even helping him get dressed on the days when he is really not into getting out of bed. I'll do whatever it takes to help him start his day....more

Our Top 3 Aperitivi to Make at Home

Healthy Shamrock Shake (Smoothie)

I really think I made a big huge mistake for the timing of my Sugar Crush Challenge. I say this because every time I walk into a store, I see St. Paddy's treats and Easter candy all around me!Ugh, this hasn't been easy!My sweet tooth is telling me to indulge. Will Power is saying "don't do it!" It's like the battle between the little angel and devil that sit on your shoulders in the cartoons. Lucky for me, my willpower is much stronger than my sweet tooth.And since I've been seeing homemade Shamrock Shakes all over the web these last few weeks, I decided to make a healthier version, one that doesn't have as many calories, fat, or sugar as the original McDonalds Shamrock Shake....more

Aperitivo Time!

7 Unforgettable, Spectacular and Tasty St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Why go for the usual cocktail on St. Patricks’ Day? You deserve better. -PJ Gach...more