Food + Wine

Holiday Barware and Wines plus me on the TV

Hi guys!  Greetings from crazy town.  So many things to do, so little time to do them.  And since I know you’re in the same boat, we’ll make this quick.  And snazzy.  Yeah?  Ok cool.

So I’ll be on FOX Good Day Charlotte again tomorrow morning talking about fun barware for gifts and entertaining this holiday season, plus a couple familiar wines 😉  It’s the 7-9 am show and my segment should be airing around 8:15 a.m., so set those DVR’s now to record the show!

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Ginger Persimmon Sours

I actually prefer to call these Ginger ‘Simmon Sours because saying it makes my mouth happy, but you call ’em what you like.

Bourbon sours are just like my favorite thing to make at home now.  They’re so easy and you don’t need a stinkin’ sour mix to make it happen.  It’s literally bourbon, fresh lemon juice and a squirt of agave (or simple syrup if you’re so inclined).  Husband and I make them on the regular.  They’ve sort of become our house cocktail.

And when I came home the other day with a couple lost and about-to-be-discarded local persimmons… I wanted to see what fun I could have with them!

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My Soufflé Photography Career

My husband sends me a text in the middle of work yesterday that read:

Want me to blow your mind?

My hands were covered in batter, as was my phone, and I had floured handprints on my hiney.

(stop. handprints were mine. keep your head in the game.)




Thanksgiving is next week.

mind. blown.

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Pain Killers are needed

Thirteen years ago a skinny boy with hair agreed to be my partner for eternity.  I was a squishy girl in a poorly executed self afflicted haircut, in a dress I paid cash for, deeply unsure of who I was, and the only thing that I knew for fact was that this man was my future. Our families were circled around us.  And we said our I-Do’s barefoot on a beach in St. John, USVI at sunset.  Our vows were of the earth, the island

and love.

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Halloween Candy and Wine Pairings . and me on the tv

You ever sit around with a fistful of candy and think, ‘well, I wonder what wine would go with this?!’

Yeah, me neither.

But I loves me a challenge.  So for my next wine segment for tv (Wednesday, October 25th (tomorrow!!!) around 8:45 a.m. on Good Day Charlotte – WJZY FOX 46) I will be pairing some of the most popular Halloween candies with yummy, affordable (dry!) wines… all under $20!!

…because dessert wine pairings would be too easy, silly.

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