Tailgating with Pumpkins

A Pumpkin Tailgate reprisal from last Fall~ Cooler temperatures make for perfect tailgate & picnic weather~ My husband got a new/old 1985 jeep that’s been restored. . . . . . now a Sky Blue color, like Ronald Reagan’s CJ-8 he used on his ranch. He kept the original tailgate color for comparison~ Of course, my response that…

Elkin Creek Vineyard

E is for Elkin Creek Vineyard This week’s letter assignment if the letter E~ North Carolina is home to more than 90 wineries~  quadrupling since 2001. The industry has two focuses – native muscadine grapes and European-style vinifera grapes. Commonly planted vinifera grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Viognier, which are…

Spectacular Wineries of Napa Valley

Spectacular Wineries of the Napa Valley **** LLC Panache Partners, (Editor) I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite~ for the written word. . .and food.  Spectacular Wineries of NV invites you take a journey of 46 world-class wineries within its pages. We visited Napa back in April and I purchased this book…

Simply from Scratch

  Simply from Scratch **** by Alicia Bessette     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite~ for the written word. . .and food.       Rose-Ellen “Zell” Roy is a young widow that has been unable to move on with her life after her husband Nick dies tragically, during a…

A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose ****.* by W. Bruce Cameron I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite~ for the written word.  I. Heart. This. Book. A Dog’s Purpose is told through the eyes of Toby, a pup born feral; reborn as Bailey, a boy’s beloved Golden Retriever; reborn as Ellie, a search & rescue…

Just Ducky

     D is for Ducks      This week’s letter assignment is the letter D~     Fall is my favorite time of year at the lake. . . it will be a couple more weeks before the leaves change so no beautiful leaves to show you yet. Other than the beautiful color and…

Wine & Dine

I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywherewith a weekly fix ~  I thought I would wine & dine you this week with my new Vino Plates from Pottery Barn~ This set of four plates is inspired by French vintage wine labels.…

C is for Chairs

    C is for Chairs     This week’s letter assignment is the letter C.      We spend a lot of time sitting in our chairs at the lake. You may not be aware, but there is a fine art to “Chair-Sitting”. It involves:  Stare at the Water and Clouds. Read a Little. Sip on a Drink. Watch the Purple Martins. Hold…

Joy

      “We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.”  ~ E. B. White       I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with this quote~ for me, personally, I think I would find more joy in grape picking than sorting laundry…

Italian Pottery with a side of Pasta

    I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.    Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~       My Vietri salad plates & bowls were the inspiration for this week’s tablescape~          The plates depict scenes from the Italian countryside ~…