Wine

A quick post, for the benefit of those reading from Spain, France and Italy tonight. I happened to have wine from each of your countries tonight. What did I learn? I learned Malbec’s started in France. Who knew? I also learned I love wine from each of your countries. Thank you to the vineyards of…

Beef Stew

If that picture doesn’t make you want spend the afternoon indoors nurturing a beef stew into supper, I don’t know what else would. I had to give myself a pep talk to get dressed and outside to escape the cozy abode this morning. I whined to myself that it is cold, the roads are slick…

Easy Pasta Sauce

Pasta sauce recipe is below. First, you have to hear about our weekend. We had an interesting weekend being survivors of the Edmonton earthquake.  You don’t believe me, do you? Check it out: Tremors from 7.7-magnitude earthquake in B.C. felt in Edmonton | CTV Edmonton News. Being on the 6 o’clock news was more fun than…

The Bothy Downtown is Open!

Yesterday Michael and I stopped in at the much anticipated second location of The Bothy. There’s something fun about being there on or near opening and watching a place develop and grow. I suppose this is the thrill people have with their children. Michael and I don’t have kids, but we have adopted a parental…

Wife-Saver Recipe

I’m loving the idea of having “special guests” feature on my blog, and today, I’d like to introduce you to old high school chum Peter Martin. Peter was on Facebook this Christmas morning posting pictures of his beautiful daughters and singing the praises of a Wife Saver recipe, which immediately caught my attention. Wife-saver is…

Saturday Afternoon with Walsh Cooks

Today I was out and about with a dear friend of mine. The destination was the Muttart Conservatory to stop by Culina so I could get my hands on some of Cally’s Earl Grey Tea. You see, up until today I had been rationing my Cally’s Earl Grey – so desperate was I to replenish…

Forget the Tea. Let’s Have Wine!

I have been drinking a lot of tea lately. I took a hiatus from my usual G & T. Mainly because a) the weather has been cool, and G & T is my hot summer day drink, and b) my bottle of gin is empty. Nonetheless, my latest shipment of wine from Opimian has arrived,…

Friday at our Place

What. A. Week. A confidence shared. Embarrassment.  Spilled my full-to-the-top water bottle all over my keyboard, mouse, telephone, pants, floor. All while trying to be professional during a telephone call. Not sure that a screamed “OH CRAP” (*whispered: I actually screamed OH SHIT but someone I work with might be reading this, so oh crap…

Goats do Roam

To catch you up quickly, I joined a wine guild, got the wine, and discovered it really needs to be cellared to be enjoyed properly… the earliest in the next two  years! So I have 24 bottles of wine that can’t be drunk. Visualize a frownie face emoticon here. The whole reason to join the…