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By: | 7 Comments | On: July 30, 2013 | Category : Wine About

The Difference between White Zinfandel and a Rose Wine

What is the Difference between White Zinfandel and Rose Wine? A reader asked what the difference is between a rose wine and the much belittled white zinfandel since rose wines are becoming much more popular and are being produced more widely by wineries. So I asked my favorite Wine Geek...

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The Difference between White Zinfandel and a Rose Wine

What is the Difference between White Zinfandel and Rose Wine? A reader asked what the...

The Difference between White Zinfandel and a Rose Wine

By: | 7 Comments | On: July 30, 2013 | Category : Wine About

What is the Difference between White Zinfandel and Rose Wine? A reader asked what the difference is between a rose wine and the much belittled white zinfandel since rose wines are becoming much more popular and are being produced more widely by wineries. So I asked my favorite Wine Geek...

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By: | 2 Comments | On: July 11, 2013 | Category : Food and Diet

Are you eating candy for breakfast?

Are you eating candy for breakfast? I mean, you wouldn’t throw your kid a Baby Ruth bar and call it breakfast, would you? I didn’t think so. How about as a “snack’? Still, probably not. A snack should have some health benefit to it. Maybe as a treat. That’s it....

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Are you eating candy for breakfast?

Are you eating candy for breakfast? I mean, you wouldn’t throw your kid a Baby...

Are you eating candy for breakfast?

By: | 2 Comments | On: July 11, 2013 | Category : Food and Diet

Are you eating candy for breakfast? I mean, you wouldn’t throw your kid a Baby Ruth bar and call it breakfast, would you? I didn’t think so. How about as a “snack’? Still, probably not. A snack should have some health benefit to it. Maybe as a treat. That’s it....

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By: | 0 Comments | On: June 20, 2013 | Category : Wine About

How to Serve Red Wine With Fish

A quick history of pairing theory…or how to serve red wine with fish    One of the oldest myths about food pairing is white wine with fish, red wine with meat; I say myth because it’s the easy way out and simply isn’t true. A more modern approach among foodies...

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How to Serve Red Wine With Fish

A quick history of pairing theory…or how to serve red wine with fish    One...

How to Serve Red Wine With Fish

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 20, 2013 | Category : Wine About

A quick history of pairing theory…or how to serve red wine with fish    One of the oldest myths about food pairing is white wine with fish, red wine with meat; I say myth because it’s the easy way out and simply isn’t true. A more modern approach among foodies...

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By: | 3 Comments | On: April 8, 2013 | Category : Travel

A European Search for Iced Tea

I drink iced tea. It’s my beverage of choice when I’m not enjoying a fine glass of wine or a cocktail. And not flavored iced tea, no lemon, no sugar, just plain black tea served over lots of ice. Lots of ice. I don’t like warm iced tea. Then it’s...

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A European Search for Iced Tea

I drink iced tea. It’s my beverage of choice when I’m not enjoying a fine...

A European Search for Iced Tea

By: | 3 Comments | On: April 8, 2013 | Category : Travel

I drink iced tea. It’s my beverage of choice when I’m not enjoying a fine glass of wine or a cocktail. And not flavored iced tea, no lemon, no sugar, just plain black tea served over lots of ice. Lots of ice. I don’t like warm iced tea. Then it’s...

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By: | 2 Comments | On: March 28, 2013 | Category : Food and Diet, Healthy Eating

The Good The Bad and the Ugly Truth about Salads

I think it’s safe to say that most of us eat out at least a couple times a week, for either lunch or dinner. So the choices we make are very important, especially when we are thinking about losing or at least not gaining any weight. So here is the...

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The Good The Bad and the Ugly Truth about Salads

I think it’s safe to say that most of us eat out at least a...

The Good The Bad and the Ugly Truth about Salads

By: | 2 Comments | On: March 28, 2013 | Category : Food and Diet, Healthy Eating

I think it’s safe to say that most of us eat out at least a couple times a week, for either lunch or dinner. So the choices we make are very important, especially when we are thinking about losing or at least not gaining any weight. So here is the...

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By: | 2 Comments | On: March 16, 2013 | Category : Party Menu

Backyard Vacation Tuscan Grill

Summertime, and the living is easy. Pool, beaches, vacations. Hot days abound. Vacation. Where have you always wanted to go? Sometimes what the heart wants, and what the wallet can provide are two different things. So it’s “stay-cation” time. How about a little party with friends? And how about a...

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Backyard Vacation Tuscan Grill

Summertime, and the living is easy. Pool, beaches, vacations. Hot days abound. Vacation. Where have...

Backyard Vacation Tuscan Grill

By: | 2 Comments | On: March 16, 2013 | Category : Party Menu

Summertime, and the living is easy. Pool, beaches, vacations. Hot days abound. Vacation. Where have you always wanted to go? Sometimes what the heart wants, and what the wallet can provide are two different things. So it’s “stay-cation” time. How about a little party with friends? And how about a...

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By: | 2 Comments | On: February 21, 2013 | Category : Travel

The Tale of Herr Dr Frei

Munich Did we eat our way through Spain, Germany and a very small part of Alsace? Yes, yes we did. We had memorably good and not so great meals. But memories they are. And while this foodie journey is NOT going in chronological order, it is going to go in...

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The Tale of Herr Dr Frei

Munich Did we eat our way through Spain, Germany and a very small part of...

The Tale of Herr Dr Frei

By: | 2 Comments | On: February 21, 2013 | Category : Travel

Munich Did we eat our way through Spain, Germany and a very small part of Alsace? Yes, yes we did. We had memorably good and not so great meals. But memories they are. And while this foodie journey is NOT going in chronological order, it is going to go in...

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By: | 0 Comments | On: February 4, 2013 | Category : Travel

Airing out the Dirty Laundry, Bilbao and Lost…AGAIN?

Before we left for Akelare, we had to do some laundry. It was packing planned that we would have time in San Sebastian to put in a load or two, and now was that time. So each person brought their clothes and sorted them into the “proper” pile (OK…I went...

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Airing out the Dirty Laundry, Bilbao and Lost…AGAIN?

Before we left for Akelare, we had to do some laundry. It was packing planned...

Airing out the Dirty Laundry, Bilbao and Lost…AGAIN?

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 4, 2013 | Category : Travel

Before we left for Akelare, we had to do some laundry. It was packing planned that we would have time in San Sebastian to put in a load or two, and now was that time. So each person brought their clothes and sorted them into the “proper” pile (OK…I went...

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By: | 0 Comments | On: January 31, 2013 | Category : Dine About, Travel

Akelare – Feeding all the Senses

  Once we had agreed to let the boys join us for our food extravaganza, we had to explain some simple rules. Rule #1 – You had to use your best eating behavior. Not a problem, both boys are well trained in the fine art of dining. Rule #2 –...

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Akelare – Feeding all the Senses

  Once we had agreed to let the boys join us for our food extravaganza,...

Akelare – Feeding all the Senses

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 31, 2013 | Category : Dine About, Travel

  Once we had agreed to let the boys join us for our food extravaganza, we had to explain some simple rules. Rule #1 – You had to use your best eating behavior. Not a problem, both boys are well trained in the fine art of dining. Rule #2 –...

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By: | 0 Comments | On: January 31, 2013 | Category : Travel

San Sebastian Spain (and top optional beaches)

San Sebastian is very close to Pamplona. Just a hop a skip and a jump. But culturally they are worlds apart. None of the formality of the city, this is a beach town. And the beautiful beaches are tops optional. The boys are very excited to get on the road...

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San Sebastian Spain (and top optional beaches)

San Sebastian is very close to Pamplona. Just a hop a skip and a jump....

San Sebastian Spain (and top optional beaches)

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 31, 2013 | Category : Travel

San Sebastian is very close to Pamplona. Just a hop a skip and a jump. But culturally they are worlds apart. None of the formality of the city, this is a beach town. And the beautiful beaches are tops optional. The boys are very excited to get on the road...

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