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Insane in the Wine Brain

There are a few ways to study wine. The Internet is a wealth of info and many winemakers post detailed tech sheets on each of their wines released. 778 more words


Macrobius, Saturnalia (II.2.3.1-4) Cicero the Stand-Up: Marcus was Quick with a Quip!

“I am surprised that you all have been quiet about Cicero’s jokes which prove him as eloquent as in everything else he said. If it seems right, I am prepared—like the guardian of a temple about to announce the oracles of a god—to repeat the Ciceronian jests I remember. 258 more words


Cocktails and Dinner

Bubbles and Belvedere

After a hard day of shopping or bridge, plan to enjoy Happy Hour at Meat Market Palm Beach. Every afternoon from 4 pm until 7 pm, the comfortable, ultra-modern bar features complimentary passed light bites, oysters with cocktail sauce, $2 each and Ceviche of the day for $9. 203 more words


Marcella Hazan's eggplant risotto

If you want to demystify any complicated sounding dish,  call it a “casserole” and everyone will just settle down.

I love Marcella Hazan. I think of her as the Paula Deen of Italy. 735 more words


A House, A Table, A Sisterhood

The house set up on the hill overlooking the breathtaking skyline of downtown Portland. It was massive, in a ritzy SE neighborhood none of us could have afforded without the whole lot of us. 1,642 more words

Musings On Life, Faith And The Pursuit Of Joy

Three Stupid Traditions

For this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge, Bill of Duff’s Wine the winner of last month’s Challenge, chose “Tradition” as this month’s theme. As is my normal, I thought about it initially, but when the ideas were a bit hard to come by, and realizing I had a few weeks to write the post, I put it off. 968 more words