Month: January 2014

Cellar 55 Tasting Room

[caption id="attachment_546" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cellar 55 Tasting Room[/caption] Cellar 55 in downtown Vancouver was known for years as a convenient and affordable place to store vino for the casual wine enthusiast […]

Physical clutter is a mental process

[caption id="attachment_541" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Take a deep breath and let it go[/caption] “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” --Buddha As […]

May be Turkey-bound in 2015

[caption id="attachment_533" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Caves of Cappadocia, Turkey[/caption] Monday night my husband and I went to a Travelogue about Turkey at the Battle Ground Library. I’ve wanted to attend one of […]

My husband’s co-worker’s garage

[caption id="attachment_530" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ahhh....a clean garage.[/caption] A few weeks ago my husband was relaying to me a conversation he’d had that day with one of his co-workers who happens to […]

Bragging on Emanar Cellars

[caption id="attachment_525" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Emanar Cellars' Cata Red and 2007 Gran Oristan (Gran Reserva)[/caption] Haven’t been to Emanar Cellars in Battle Ground Village in quite a while so we headed over […]

Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos

[caption id="attachment_521" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos garnished with home-made ketchup[/caption] I’m a big fan of sweet potatoes. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, sweet potatoes […]

Two new wine reviews. Malbec and Merlot.

[caption id="attachment_517" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 2012 HandCraft Malbec featuring the Christmas quilt my mom made us[/caption] As promised, tonight is wine night. Recently we’ve enjoyed a couple value wines…well, less than $20, […]

My first week with Baby Girl & Challenge (aka Snow & Charming)

[caption id="attachment_512" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Challenge and Baby Girl drying off in front of the fire after their first baths[/caption] Let’s see. Charming and Snow came to stay with us last Tuesday […]

Simple home-made ketchup recipe

[caption id="attachment_508" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Home-made ketchup proudly posing with the beautiful quilt my mom made for me for Christmas[/caption] I’ve wanted to make my own condiments since I read the Bea […]

Snow and Charming…day three

[caption id="attachment_504" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Snow and Charming being perfect angels[/caption] I was going to write about another value wine I bought but I’m kind of pooped out so I’ll just update […]

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