Category: Wine

25+’Tis the Season Recipes for Holiday Entertaining!

 Are you busy decking the halls (or like me, the dogs ;) and trimming the tree?  I pulled together some inspiration from the archives to help us get in the Christmas spirit! Click on the links to find Christmas inspiration for your holiday baking and entertaining with recipes for appetizers, cookies, cocktails, food gifts and more!…

A Rainstorm Picnic

I’m joining the The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week! The Novel Bakers been busy packing picnic baskets and cooking up recipes for a couple of months in anticipation of picnic week, from a host of books full of inspiration, delicious menus and theme picnics! My Rainstorm Picnic was inspired by a week of summer weather with pop up…

Gone Fishin’ Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week! We’ve been busy packing picnic baskets, baking, and cooking up recipes for a couple of months in anticipation of picnic week, from a host of books full of inspiration, delicious menus and theme picnics! I had some inspiration for a Lakeside Fishing Picnic from Picnics by Hilary Heminway…

A Wheelhouse Picnic

  Our weather has been typical of summer with  late afternoon and evening pop-up storms, so picnicking under the cover of the dock is the  next best thing to a floating picnic on the pontoon! I packed a Wheelhouse Picnic for light and easy summer dining. . . Also one that’s casual and make-ahead that can be…

Wine A Bit: Grandfather Vineyard and Winery

We spent a weekend in the NC mountains recently to escape the heat, enjoying the scenery. While we were there, we took some time out to wine a bit. If you’re in the area, we recommend a visit to Grandfather Vineyard and Winery in Banner Elk! The terraced mountain vineyard and winery is nestled right on the…

Wine Flies When You’re Having Fun

We were fortunate to be invited for a weekend getaway to the North Carolina mountains with some friends in June. Enjoying some beautiful scenery and cooler temperatures with no humidity . . . Just the weather alone makes me want to  abandon ship and head for the hills! A return visit to Grandfather Vineyard and Winery…

Harvest Time Wine Tasting

It’s Harvest Time for more than 113 wineries and 400 commercial grape growers in North Carolina. Harvest festivals with serenades, grape stomps, and harvest-to-barrel celebrations are abundant with October’s arrival. With that in mind, I pulled out my grandmother’s Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers~ to enjoy with some wine we purchased during our tasting visits to some NC wineries during September, for…