Charles and Charles Chardonnay | Sidewalk Shoes

Charles and Charles Chardonnay | Weekend Wine Reviews #217

Charles and Charles Chardonnay, 2012.  Washington State.  Vine and Barrel, $13.  They say:  a pure flu-flavored yet beautifully balanced Chardonnay from pristine vineyards in Washington State.  We say:  Light and creamy, bright, bit of apricot.  Very well balanced.  Buy again:  yes! Sharing is fun!

Calico cat on stairs | Sidewalk Shoes

Happy Caturday! Coco kitty on the stairs

  Our stairs are nicely shabby chic’d – don’t you think?  After I took this photo, hubs painted them.  Boo.  Hiss.  Now, it’ll be forever before they are how I like them again. Sharing is fun!

Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Basil Pizza | Sidewalk Shoes

Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato, and Basil Pizza

  When I get fresh tomatoes from my CSA and the basil is flourishing in my garden, there are two ways I can go with it.  One, Insalata Caprese Salad - that classic salad that shoes off all of summer’s bounty so wonderfully.  Two, another classic, Pizza Marguerite.   Since I had some pizza dough in[Read More...]

The City by Dean Koontz | Sidewalk Shoes

The City by Dean Koontz | Book Review

  I grew up reading Dean Koontz and loved all of his earlier work.  Then he appeared to become a little to formulaic. Every story seemed to have a kid and a dog (most likely a golden retriever) in it.  So, I kind of lost touch his his work.  When I saw The City: A[Read More...]

Blackberries and Blueberries | Sidewalk Shoes

Blackberries and Blueberries | Wordless Wednesday

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Crepe Myrtles | Sidewalk Shoes

Garden Tuesday | More Crepe Myrtles!

Last week I showed you my crepe myrtles and they weren’t quite open yet.  This week they have started to open up a bit more! They are blooming like crazy all over town!  It’s like big colorful puffs of cotton candy! I’m sharing this with: Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage (Thursday) Flora Friday @[Read More...]

Simply Good Dill Pickles | Sidewalk Shoes

Simply Good Dill Pickles | Preserving Your Summer!

My husband picks up our CSA basket every Wednesday at Main St. Farmers Market - we actually get our CSA from Fall Creek Farms.  Sometimes he calls me up to say that I have a little extra something and would I like it.  I don’t believe that I have ever turned down a little extra something[Read More...]

Dancing Bull Sauvignon Blanc | Sidewalk Shoes

Dancing Bull Sauvignon Blanc | Weekend Wine Reviews #216

Dancing Bull, Sauvignon Blanc, California, 2009.  $9.40, Vine and Barrel.  they say:  Our sauvignon blanc has grapefruit tanginess, ripe tropical flavors, and a crisp finish.  We say:  good full mouth fell, rich, tangy tropical, pineapple.  Very nice.  Buy again:  yes. Learn more about Dancing Bull Wines. Sharing is fun!

Calico Cat

Happy Caturday! Coco in the Yard

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Roasted Chicken, Green Beans and Beets | Sidewalk Shoes

Orange Chile Oil | Roasted Chicken, Beets, and Green Beans

Remember the Orange Chile Oil that I made last week?  I used it again this week for another super easy and super tasty roasted dinner.  Really with this oil in your fridge, dinner is so easy.  Decide on what you need to use up, toss it with this oil, roast it, and you are good[Read More...]