Food

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 […]

Petit Syrah and BBQ pork anyone? Head to DJ’s Southern Komfort Kitchen.

[caption id="attachment_831" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A partial line up of the wine selection available at DJ's Southern Komfort Kitchen thoughtfully selected to pair with their comfort food-inspired menu[/caption] Before leaving for Europe, […]

Check out Pasta GiGi’s new location-the dream of owner, Kathy Aikens.

In conjunction with the Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market’s season opening, fans of Pasta GiGi’s were finally able to enjoy the unveiling of their new location in the round of […]

Charlie’s Bistro in downtown Vancouver has an inviting patio

  [caption id="attachment_720" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My Sirah and husband's Hobo special (whiskey and Sessions) at Charlie's Bistro[/caption] Charlie’s Bistro is a wonderful restaurant in downtown Vancouver that has a quality selection of […]

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend. Lift a glass to mom.

  [caption id="attachment_716" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there.[/caption] What mom wouldn’t want to celebrate the weekend at a local vineyard or tasting room? English Estate Winery […]

English Estate Winery’s a great place to gather on a Monday night

  [caption id="attachment_711" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Loafing Shed at English Estate Winery[/caption] English Estate Winery is the oldest vineyard in the Vancouver area. Wine grapes at this vineyard were first planted in […]

Wines for Cinco de Mayo

[caption id="attachment_706" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Feliz Cinco de Mayo![/caption] Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day but it actually marks a turning point in the French-Mexican war when, on […]

Weekend wine ideas

The weather promises to be cooler as the weekend approaches but there’s only a slight chance of rain called for this evening - a perfect opportunity to enjoy the First […]

Brewed in downtown Vancouver

[caption id="attachment_696" align="aligncenter" width="264"] Welcome to Brewed[/caption] Last Tuesday night my husband and I comfortably passed some time at Brewed in downtown Vancouver. The space is bright and inviting downstairs; intimate and […]

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