Month: July 2014

Location, location, location…East Fork Cellars nailed it.

[caption id="attachment_920" align="aligncenter" width="300"] East Fork Cellars took up residence inside the circa 1867 historic Slocum House in August 2013[/caption] This past Saturday night we spent a relaxed summer evening listening […]

The customer service at Cellar 55 Tasting Room saves the day…or the evening.

[caption id="attachment_916" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cellar 55 Tasting Room has cozy seating in an inviting atmosphere[/caption] Last Thursday a girlfriend and I went to a continuing ed class that was supposed to […]

A walk down memory lane led us to The Portland Bottle Shop

[caption id="attachment_912" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sitting outside The Portland Bottle Shop in Sellwood on a recent beautiful day.[/caption] When I was 16 my first real job (aside from babysitting) was pumping gas […]

Pinot Grigio, Crespelle and Cannoli on the veranda

[caption id="attachment_904" align="aligncenter" width="225"] A bottle of Ruffino Pinot Grigio fit the evening. Light, crisp, slightly citrusy and a little floral.[/caption] The other night our dining experience had my husband and […]

African-Style stewed kale paired with wonderful local blend

[caption id="attachment_900" align="aligncenter" width="300"] African-Style stewed kale tastes better than it looks but the bright red from the tomatoes and deep green from the kale says 'packed with nutrients and […]

Kale Salad paired with an Albariῆo wine

[caption id="attachment_895" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Freshly-harvested garden kale is a great base ingredient for a main course salad.[/caption] The recent heat wave really left me scratching my head about what to eat […]

Fresh marionberry crisp a la mode paired with marionberry port from Hood River

[caption id="attachment_885" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Finished product-a marionberry crisp with fresh garden berries just waiting to be dolloped with vanilla bean ice cream[/caption] Our marionberry patch is exploding this year so […]

Lots of live music to accompany wine this weekend

[caption id="attachment_882" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Perfectly chilled wine, a picnic, some live music - what more can a person ask for to beat the heat wave in Clark County[/caption] Looking ahead: July 19 […]

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is my favorite Sauv Blanc to date

[caption id="attachment_877" align="aligncenter" width="168"] The 2012 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is luscious and refreshing with tropical fruit notes.[/caption] I’ve been on a Sauvignon Blanc kick lately but, to be fair, it’s […]

Celebrating the six month anniversary of our pups – Challenge and Baby Girl

[caption id="attachment_870" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Baby Girl and Challenge - a filthy, mucky mess after scaling Dog Mountain in the Gorge.[/caption] Six months ago today my husband and I adopted two deaf […]

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