Daily Archives: September 22, 2008

Wine Tasting Evening & Enter to Win at Edie’s

There’s a giveaway on Edie Marie’s blog.  To celebrate her 100th blog she is giving away 7 random vintage cup and saucer sets.  They are beautiful…and so is her blog.   Click over to her site and enter to win.


This is a lifestyle, not a diet.  Enjoy the journey”…. author unknown to me.

On Saturday the Love Bunny and I attended a Wine Tasting Evening with 4 friends at a restaurant in town.      We purchased our tickets ahead of time.  It all started at about 7:00 p.m.  We were introduced to some new wines, and were served a different one with each of the 6 courses.     The dinner was so yummy but these pictures really don’t do justice to the food.   It really looked lovely on the plate.  In some cases I forgot to take a picture until I had just started eating so that ruined the presentation some.    We started out with tomatoes, hand pulled mozzarella and tomato salad with balsami reduction and arugala greens.   

The next course was a creamy butternut squash soup that had dried tomatoes and chives.    which was soooo delicious. 

    The third course was a wild mushroom flan “Brulee” and endive salad sald with julienne cut celery root.        

This was followed by baked sea bass with barley pilaf with green onion and pumpkin seeds, roasted turnip and rutabaga batonets, carrot and parsnip.  mmmmmmm..      

 Next we had a herb roasted pork loin, with garlic potatoes, turnip and strip peppers.

And for dessert we had apple crisp, poached pear and vanilla ice cream.   The ice-cream was melting a bit for the picture but it was very yum.   Oh my! 

The whole dinner lasted about 3 hours so we had a a lot of time for a  nice evening, yummy food, good conversation and fun.    …. and to end the evening a Bathroom Snapping Diva Picture.  I just couldn’t get the flash off though!


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Blue Monday

Another Monday and its a Blue Monday! 




Sally is hosting Blue Monday.  Click over to her blog and see what she and the other ladies are sharing on this Blue Monday.   I am sharing with you a darling bird’s nest teapot that I came across recently in my quest for finding interesting teapots.     It has a blue bird feeding its babies.  Isn’t it cute?  I’ve been thinking of how it will become the next Teapot Garden Party birdfeeder.  

Do you have bird’s nests in your yard?  Have you had a bird built a nest in a strange spot…over your front light…in your flower box?  My mom has a deck that has 2 levels.  A robin built a nest under the top deck so that when you walk down to the lower level it is at eye level.  Mommy bird must have misjudged a safe spot or maybe she just felt comfortable and wanted show and tell.


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