Monthly Archives: June 2011

What’s in a Recipe?

Cooking. Recipes. I used to follow them  to the letter, until I had kids. Then shortcuts started happening, or I didn’t have the exact ingredients, or I just thought it might taste better if… My husband is still a slave … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Scott Cunningham!

Today would have been my brother’s – um, let me count – 55th birthday,  had he lived. The middle boy of Chet and Rosie Cunningham’s three children, Scott was an amazing brother. Oh, who am I kidding! He was four … Continue reading

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Girl’s Night Wine Tasting

My good friend Kat was kind enough to invite me to her girl’s wine night a few weeks ago. Since I’d just started this feature here at the blog, I commandeered the night and suggested we each bring a bottle … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice, 2011

The solstices have always been magical for me, even before I knew what they were. “The longest day of the year.” “The longest night of the year.” Both were magical times in my young mind, spurred on with many, many … Continue reading

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Two Pinot Grigios under $10

Pinot Grigio if you’re in Italy, or Pinot Gris if you’re in France, is on an upswing in the United States. Considered the “new Chardonnay” due to it’s rising popularity in the past ten years, it’s an easy sipping wine … Continue reading

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PARTY ‘TIL YOUR HEELS FLY OFF: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (JUNE 13-20)

WELCOME TO DEMONS AND WITCHES AND FAERIES, OH MY! PARTY, A PART OF THE PARTY ‘TIL YOUR HEELS FLY OFF: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (JUNE 13-20) TOUR RULES: 1)  HAVE FUN!!! 2)  INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE … Continue reading

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Two (fairly naked) Chardonnays

With all the fabulous vegetables ripening in the garden and the variety now available in the Farmers Markets across town, I’ll continue with a couple more Chardonnays today, especially since I’m celebrating the high school graduation of my youngest son, … Continue reading

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Artichokes are Silly

Artichokes are silly. What I really want to know is who was the first brave soul to try to eat one? And did they use melted butter, or ranch dressing, or hollandaise sauce for dipping, or did they just start … Continue reading

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Today it’s Chardonnay

I know that last week I promised you three Chardonnays today, but I’m only hitting one. Hubby was skeptical that I’d find three under my $10 price range, but BevMo! came up trumps – they were having a good sale. … Continue reading

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