Month: February 2014

2011 Gascon Malbec is a food-pairing pleaser

[caption id="attachment_600" align="aligncenter" width="168"] Food-friendly 2011 Gascon Malbec[/caption] While Malbec is not a varietal that originates in Argentina, it is this country that has done a wonderful job of bringing the […]

Rusty Grape Vineyard’s Recession Red

[caption id="attachment_597" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Rusty Grape Vineyard's Rosso Massimo (the orangish blob is fig jam-terrific with cheese)[/caption] I am a huge fan of Rusty Grape Vineyards. We stopped in for the […]

Is dependency the new definition of success?

Okay, weights have been lifted, dogs are walked and toweled off (in this weather, it took awhile) and I need to write. I haven’t posted for days. Our new morning walk […]

Applauding Walla Walla’s go-to tasting rooms

[caption id="attachment_584" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dunham Cellars in WWII airplane hangar[/caption] Walla Walla has no shortage of tasting rooms but the options are greatly reduced mid week. Never fear, there are still […]

The Portland Jazz Scene mourns the passing of Dick Berk

  Dick Berk passed away Saturday, Feb 8. He was 74 years old. Berk was an internationally recognized jazz drummer who those of us in the area were blessed to be […]

Wineries of Hood River

[caption id="attachment_574" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Gorge White House-Hood River[/caption] Last June my husband and I spent a very full day winetasting in Hood River. We couldn’t have ordered better weather in the […]

New table top quilt

[caption id="attachment_569" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My new table top quilt compliments of my mom[/caption] My mom is one of the most talented people when it comes to putting colors and patterns together. […]

Have you ever been to Chopsticks?

Have you ever been to Chopsticks? I’ve lived in Clark County my entire life. That is, I will admit, over 4 decades. So, I’ve been driving a lot of the […]

The Paradox of Choice

[caption id="attachment_556" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ah...the bread aisle. Hundreds of choices for....bread.[/caption] As many of you know, my husband and I are attending a Voluntary Simplicity group at the Battle Ground library. […]

Unconditional Battle Creek Cellars’ 2011 Pinot Noir

[caption id="attachment_553" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Unconditional 2011 Pinot Noir[/caption] We met the new Vehrs, Inc. account executive for the Vancouver area last Friday night at Battle Ground Produce’s free wine tasting event. Vehrs […]

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