Baked Fish and Chips with Black’s Station Chardonnay

Every Saturday morning/early afternoon, I go grocery shopping. It is one of my favorite times of the week. I get to have some quality “me” time, see what’s new in food, feast on samples, but more importantly, I hit the wine stores who are also serving samples. Samples are one of my most favorite things…

Experiencing Virginia Wines: Early Mountain Vineyards Part One

Over President’s Day Weekend, my friend, Laura Beth, and I went to Charlottesville to go vineyard hopping. Every so often, we need a break from city life to go out in the country and try the many wonderful wines that Virginia has to offer. We usually go to places around Leesburg, so it was nice…

Pairing Wine with Fish @ 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church

Pairing a wine with what you are cooking (or visa versa) while you are at home is one thing. You plan for specific meals with specific ingredients and can research into what wines you’d like to pair (again, or visa versa). To me, cooking at home is easier because you are in control. Pairing wine and…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to be with family and friends, to gorge and drink and indulge. From the appetizers to the meal, to the seconds to the desserts, everyone is enjoying themselves and their company. The best wines are brought out to drink with said foods, and again, people are enjoying themselves and their company.…

Crock pot Balsamic Chicken with Pears & Portobello w/ St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc

In 2012, my husband and I spent part of our honeymoon in Napa, CA. While he is not as much of a wine-o as I am, we wined and dined at some of the best restaurants and vineyards that Napa Valley has to offer. One of the vineyards that we visited was St. Supery. This…

Keeping it Classy: Champagne Pommery & Chipotle

This was very celebratory weekend. Not only was it my husband and my 5th wedding anniversary, but after 7+ years, my husband had finally turned in his dissertation!!! While the defense date is still unknown, my husband is already looking like more relaxed man. He has been very stressed writing the dissertation over the past few…

Eggs and Mapuche Sauvignon Blanc

I’m sorry…I really am. You all told me that it could be done but I didn’t believe you. Some of you even gave me recommendations, but I poo-pooed them all. You were all so encouraging, but I thought you were crazy. I’m sorry. Truly, I am. Forgive me? You were right all along. There is a wine…

Two Rights Can Make a Wrong

Every Saturday, before I go grocery shopping, I plan roughly 3-4 meals that I will cook that week. I try to plan meals based on what is on sale, what I can get leftovers out of, and what is in season. Sometimes, I am creative enough to think of a theme or stick to one kind…

Monday Night Stir-fry

Weeknights are going to be a bit hectic for me this school year. Not that I am complaining, but I will get home later this year due to other obligations, so I hope that I keep up with my pictures and blogging! Knowing that I would get home a little later tonight than usual, I…

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…