Zucchini Noodles and Cauliflower Alfredo

Zoodles and Cauliflower “Alfredo” with Black’s Station Chardonnay

One of the reasons why I love pairing food and wine is because there are an infinite number of great matches. A meal can be paired with a great many wines, yet taste entirely different (and equally delicious) with each one. Take, for example, one of my all time favorite dishes to make, Zucchini Noodle…

Power of an Aftertaste and Alto Moncayo Veraton Garnacha

My hubby’s New Year’s Resolution is to eat more vegetables. While I often cook dinners with loads of veggies, those used to be the only meal where the hubby would eat any leafy greens or fibrous foods. To help him with his resolution, he bought a Vegetable cookbook called, Lucky Peach Presents: Power Vegetables! Turbocharged Recipes for Vegetables…

A cozy week with Piedrasassi Syrah Part 1

Some wines are good, some not so good, some are even great. Very few wines are so exceptional that the heavens open, the gods sing, and you feel in complete Nirvana. This post is about one of those wines; Piedrasassi Syrah. For me, this was one of those OMG, life changing, where have you been…

2 Wines 3 Meals: Odfjell’s Armador Carmanére & Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Crianza

There are times in a teacher’s life when the planets align, and all possible meetings that you could possibly have occur at the exact same time. Each day consists of at least one meeting, and the precious planning time that you once had is sucked away. It’s tiring. After a while, my mind and body become…

Chili with Chile: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili with Natura Chilean Carménère

Fall is my favorite season. I love it when the leaves change, when the weather gets brisker, and when pumpkin spice everything is everywhere. Most of all, I love fall foods, especially squashes and sweet potatoes. While the autumnal equinox has officially come and gone on the calendar, Mother Nature has decided not to comply.…

Picnic on the Balcony

When it is nice outside, eating dinner on the balcony becomes my happy place. The sun is beginning to set, the birds are chirping, and I am able to enjoy the last bits on sun on my face. This evening back in May 2016, was a gorgeous evening. It was before the weather got ungodly humid and there…