Wine for Thanksgiving

Your gorgeous turkey is in the oven, the mashed potatoes are velvety smooth, the gravy is simmering on the stove, and your table is set to perfection. What’s missing? Ahh – you forgot the wine. Don't let your Thanksgiving dinner be served with the White Zinfandel your "favorite" cousin brought....more

Christmas Vodka by The Gourmet Mom

Christmas Vodka by The Gourmet Mom:

Booze Baking: Pink Champagne Cake


Grapefruit on the Fly Cocktail by Roberto Rosa

Here’s a refreshing smooth cocktail made with Diplomatico Rum and Barrow’s Intense. -PJ Gach...more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 20: Drinking Tea – part 3, wisdom (Our Daily Tea)

Yesterday I wrote about my rituals around taking tea and today I want to write about the little nuggets of wisdom that tea can bring and how that inspired a new (photography) project for me....more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 19: Drinking Tea - part 2, a ritual

Yesterday, I wrote about how I love tea and how I was introduced to it. Today is all about rituals. My tea rituals....more

Austin’s Best Breweries

We went to Austin, Texas for 4th of July this year. Brew and food trip, and a little house hunting. We made a spreadsheet before visiting Austin of the best breweries, their address, website, tasting room and tour schedule and hours, and other notes. It came in really handy since some breweries were listed on sites but not all the info and trying to remember who was open when was a feat in itself. The Mr....more
I was in Austin around the same time!more

Lower Carb Spiced Apple Mulled Cider

My house is humming with activity this week as I am busy preparing our home for a pre-Thanksgiving luncheon later this week & Thanksgiving next week. Sure it’s busy around here, but I’m not stressed. Thanks to a little planning & foresight, necessary tasks will be completed in a timely manner without sleep deprivation &/or crankiness  ....more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 18: Drinking Tea - part 1, a history

Tea!I know that I have mentioned it before and it is mentioned in just about every profile blurb for me all over the Internet: I am a tea enthusiast. I love, love, love tea. All kinds and in all ways....more