Category Archives: Wine


The Joys of Rice

  “It is because they have no fear of death that people fail to enjoy life―no, not that they don’t fear it, but rather they forget its nearness.” ― Yoshida Kenkō, A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees “Rice is a beautiful food. It is beautiful when it grows, precision rows of sparkling green stalks shooting up […]


“Wild Apples”

Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits. Let the most beautiful or the swiftest have it. That should be the “going” price of apples. According to the Prose Edda, “Iduna keeps in a box the apples which the gods, when they feel old age approaching, have only to taste of to become young again. […]


The Stuff of Dreams (Roasted Tomato Bisque)

  Last night I had what seemed like dream after dream after dream. For the last year or so, most of my dreams have evolved into what I would call “higher self” dreams where I am communicating about spirit matters, reviewing alternate life time lines or getting information that applies to my current life time […]


The Unfolding of Life

      “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu   It’s difficult to admit to ourselves that we suffer. We feel humiliated, like we should have been able to […]


It’s A Matter of Taste

Today I started the first day of a 10 day gig –  tasting wine for Vinesleuth. It’s a way kewl, small start up company that is building a revolutionary wine recommendation app called Wine4.Me, that is intuitive and learns what you like. Unlike almost everything else on the market, they open and taste every wine […]



Today was a day to connect …. to many things. It was a day to reconnect to the joy I find in cooking. Instead of going out to eat today, I made all of our meals at the cottage. Dinner was fabulous grilled chicken with pesto and a large salad along with a great Chianti. […]

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