Learn something new every day..

So the other day I found a bottle of coco aminos at the grocery store. My vegan daughter has been using this stuff forever. So what is it? (From Healthline.com) Coconut aminos is similar in color and consistency to light soy sauce, making it an easy substitute in recipes. It’s not as rich as traditional soy…

Failing Inspection

This morning our local paper featured its report on recent restaurant inspections. My stomach tightened as I scrolled through the list of establishments that failed; happily, none the places we order take-out from were highlighted..this time. There were a few surprises though, local favorites were dinged for everything from grease build-up to improperly stored medicine….

Bite-sized, twice baked potatoes

Well, that was easy! Yesterday we met with our neighbors (outside!) for wine and appetizers. I made mini-twice baked potatoes. Talk about a trifecta- great presentation, taste and SO easy to make! First, I poured a bit of oil in the bottom of a pyrex pan and sprinkled on some salt and garlic powder. Then…

Our Cabernet Wine Tasting

As I was buying a bottle of Malbec yesterday for this week-end’s wine tasting, I realized I hadn’t written yet about last month’s Valentine’s Day Cabernet blind tasting! (Our monthly journey into wine education and sampling has become a”thing” we really look forward to.) It was a hilarious evening as my husband and I kicked…

We interrupt this winter to bring you: a taste of summer.. 🌺

This is a lazy chef’s dream: easy recipes that taste good, look pretty, are endlessly customizable and healthy for you. This one, from Cookie and Kate, fits the bill.. and for all of you struggling through a long winter, the flavor of the sauce will transport you to Florida.. where it was 84 degrees yesterday….

“Grate Night” (the fusion of grapes & a date.)

I’m not sure when (or if) I will ever stop associating wine tasting with Covid. Our little tasting party was after all, the last cancellation on our 2020 calendar before we officially fell into the “Upside-down.” This was the final social event my husband and I argued about.. he was sure this whole Corona issue…