Nostrada Garnacha

Nostrada Garnacha 2013 | Weekend Wine Reviews #230

Nostrada Estate Wiines, Garnacha, 2013, Campo De Borja, $8.99 from Total Wine.  They say:  A fruity medium-bodied wine with a silky texture and rich aromas of ripe forrest berries.  Sutle hints of fresh spice.  We say:  aromas of ripe berries, hints of spice.   Medium-bodied.  Easy drinking.  Buy again:  yes. Sharing is fun!

Cat in Window

Kitty in a Window | Happy Caturday!

Patchouli in her basement apartment.  Waiting for someone to go inside and let her out. Sharing is fun!

Chocolate-cherry biscotti #biscotti

Chocolate-Cherry Biscotti

The problem with being a food blogger is that you have to put fresh new content out there.  All the time.  Fresh and new.  So, what happens when you make something and you love it?  It’s sad.  My husband gazes at it sadly and longingly knowing that he’ll probably never see it again.  It’s all[Read More…]

One Pot

One Pot from Martha Stewart Living

Let me begin this review by saying that I have four recipes from (Affiliate Link)  One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More:  Salmon with Kale and Cabbage, Baked Rice with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe, Pork Chops with Cabbage and Bacon, and Sausage with Acorn Squash and Onions.  They have[Read More…]

Salmon Roasted with Cabbage and Kale #salmonrecipes

Salmon Roasted with Cabbage and Kale

I have a little formula I use to judge whether a cookbook is worth my while.  I actually took this from some other blogger, but I can’t remember who.  They said if they find 3 recipes in a cookbook that they really like, then they consider it a worth while purchase.  Well, this is my[Read More…]

Oakleaf hydrangea

A Little Bit of Fall in Soddy Daisy | Garden Tuesday

The dogwood trees are starting to show a little fall color.  It seems every day, they get a little more red. The sunflowers are finished. The oakleaf hydrangeas are beautiful! The solomon’s seal turns yellow on the outside edges.  The black-eyed susans are just dark brown puffs. One lone tomato hangs off a tomato plant[Read More…]

Spaghetti Squash Gratin

Spaghetti Squash Gratin

I got this huge spaghetti squash from my CSA.  So huge, I had to put it in Mr. Sidewalk Shoes beer fridge in the garage.  Which by the way, I’ll have to show you some day.  It is an ancient Hotpoint, probably from the 50’s with a fun aqua blue color scheme going on.  It[Read More…]

Creme de Lys Chardonnay

Creme de Lys Chardonnay | Weekend Wine Reviews #229

Creme de Lys Chardonnay, 2013, California.  Purchased from Riley’s for $11.99.  They say:  rich and cream with hints of vanilla and creme brûlée on the finish.  We say: we agree with everything they say.  Lovely caramel, rich and buttery!  Loved it!  Buy again:  yes! Sharing is fun!

Calico cat sitting on the stairs.

A Little Step Sitting with Coco | Happy Caturday!

Coco loves fall.  It is her season.  She blends in so well with all the leaves, plus she loves chasing them and playing in them.  She is trying not to think about that the weather man said we are going to have another very cold winter.   Sharing is fun!

Pork Chops with Bacon and Cabbage

Pork Chops with Bacon and Cabbage

I don’t know about you, but I can think of nothing better to accompany pork is more pork.  Apparently Martha agrees with me, because this Pork Chops with Cabbage and Bacon Recipe from One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More is absolutely to die for!!  It wasn’t easy to get[Read More…]