• Food and Wine,  Travel,  Uncategorized,  Wine

    Wine Wednesday: Fairsing Vineyard

    A couple of weeks ago my friend Antoinette and I took a trip out to wine country. She needed to deliver some flowers and a thank you card to the owner’s, Mary Ann and Mike at Fairsing Vineyard. The week prior, Mike, had rescued her after getting her car stuck in the mud just down the road from the winery. When she asked if I would like to go with her, well…… of course I said yes! Road trip, girl time and I get to taste wine. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Fairsing Vineyard is about a 40 minute drive from Beaverton (Portland suburb), where I live.…

  • Food and Wine,  Hors d'oeuvres

    Crafting The Perfect Cheese Tray

    Crafting the perfect cheese tray: Tips for creating a beautiful cheese display, perfect accompaniments and simple wine pairing tips What types of cheese should you use to make the perfect cheese tray? That is a great question! About a week or so ago, my friend Julie contacted me asking for cheese suggestions for a platter that she needed to prepare for an event she was attending. I messaged her back with a selection of cheeses that I thought would be a nice variety for her to use. The next day she texted me this picture of her beautiful cheese tray that she had prepared.   I absolutely love the way…

  • Brunch,  Cocktails,  Featured,  Food and Wine,  Recipe's

    Summer Sangria

    Summer is right around the corner. That means hot sunny days and cold sips. One of my favorite summer sips is this Summer Sangria. I received this recipe many years ago from a friend who had just returned from a trip to Spain. She made this drink one sunny afternoon at a get together and I instantly fell in love with it. I just had to have the recipe! I have since made this at many summer gatherings of my own and it is always a hit! Cheers to summer! Enjoy! Summer Sangria 1/2 lemon, sliced 1/2 orange, sliced 1/2 apple, diced 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar 1 bottle red…