Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today's words

Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.  ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Red girl turned White

I have always been strictly a red wine type of girl, until one random night downtown with the girls at a cool lounge called Sip. I ordered the usual, a merlot and even though I wasn’t familiar with the wine I stayed true to the status quo. To my dismay it tasted very awful and I felt like someone owed me a refund. Fortunately my friend who was sitting right beside me was having a glass of white wine that she was enjoying so much she decided to swap drinks. I took a sip and was immediately blown away by refreshing, crisp and light taste!
It was a Riesling! A term I hadn’t become familiar with, as all I drank were merlot, shiraz, rose.. you name it but never a Riesling.

The next day it was off to my local liquor store to find me a bottle or two and it was then that Stamp of Australia Riesling graced my wine rack.. two bottles to start!

I recommend this wine for anything and everything! Winding down after a long? Pour a tall glass. Having dinner or a snack? A nice chilled glass will do. Just hanging out at home or out and about? This is one you can enjoy the whole night! I have personally enjoyed it in all these ways and its is a must have on my wine rack and fridge!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Welcome - What’s on your plate?

I recently had a nostalgic moment and I started to miss the days when I took the time to look for quality ingredients, bake a great pie for dessert or a hearty stew to warm me up on a gloomy day.
Food is such a big part of our everyday lives and it makes sense to put a lot of love and thought into how its prepared and how we enjoy it. Experimenting with recipes is so much fun because not only do you get a chance to push your skills, but you also learn how to make them your own.

Now I am no homemaker or anything close to that, but there’s a lot to be said about the perfect bite! From making sure you have the right utensils and equipment, an idea or recipes in mind, great ingredients and a healthy adventurous appetite!

I find it very interesting how and where people choose to enjoy their eats. There’s quite a number of people who would rather settle for the store bought preheat and serve meal and then there’s the people like myself who would do anything to bake the perfect pie!