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 ~…

B is for Boat Names

B is for Boat Names . . . This week’s letter assignment is the letter B. I’ve always enjoyed looking for boat names~ humorous, serious, clever, pun-intending, or nautical-inspired~ and wonder about the inspiration for the names chosen. A couple of Jimmy Buffett song-boat-names to put you in boating spirit. . .   I thought I’d include a little of the lore & superstition…

Sweetwater Creek

    Sweetwater Creek **** by Anne Rivers Siddons     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.       I found this book at Audible, searching for something to listen to that took place in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I selected it primarily because…