Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sour Cherry Granita

A Sweet & Sour Dessert. Last weekend I spent a wonderful time visiting with my sister and her husband in Eastern Washington. Our parents were there too so it was a great family get together, and we were only missing … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: Mankas 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Another red wine review in the middle of summer?  Shouldn’t I be reviewing crisp white wines and dry rosés to enjoy during the heat of the late afternoon?  The calendar says it’s mid-July, but is it really here in Seattle?  Earlier … Continue reading

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Jamaica White Wine Sangria

A Taste of Mexico:  Dried Hibiscus Sangria with Viognier, Cherries & Nectarines. Last year we vacationed in Cozumel, Mexico with three other couples, staying in a beachside house on the Western shore of the island not far from town.  In … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With My Ice Cream

When I was little there weren’t too many premium ice creams on the market.  My mom usually brought home a half-gallon of ‘brick’ ice cream from the store, ususally the house-brand for whatever grocery store she shopped at that day.  The blocks came … Continue reading

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Wine Recommendation: Cline 2010 North Coast Viognier

Warm summer evenings mean that I’m drinking more white wine.  Right now I’m drawn to Savignon Blancs and Pinot Grigios but I do like to experiment, branching out to other whites depending on the food I’m serving, the mood I’m … Continue reading

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Products for Curly Hair: (Non-)Shampoo & Conditioner

After my first post on shampoo for curly hair, I received a few comments and emails about non-shampoo – cleaning products for hair but without added detergents.  The WEN and DevaCurl product lines were the two that were mentioned again … Continue reading

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