Sunday, May 9, 2021

Roasted Beet Salad #SundayFunday

Beets and a full head of garlic, roasted and then quickly pickled before being tossed with the beet greens, pecans and red onion.  I served this as part of a  Mezze platter, a Lebanese appetizer course served before the main meal.

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Beetroot Recipes today......

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Celebrating Mothers and Daughters, Female Bonding and the Weekly Menu

Frank is having a CPL class today. Our friend Tamie, who has become like a daughter to us is going into the real estate business and wanted to have a women's only class as a bonding exercize.  I am sharing our menu for breakfast and lunch today.  Frank is on his own for dinner because our eldest, Amy, is taking me on a mother/daughter gathering for dinner and a stage play this evening.

It is a wonderful group of students and I wish Tamie all the very best in her new career......

Friday, May 7, 2021

Bottle Shock #FoodnFlix

Our FoodnFlix selection this month was the movie Bottle Shock based on the true story of California winery Chateau Montelena winning out over French wines in a blind tasting held in Paris in 1976.

This is the wine and the competition that put California and the USA on the map in regards to winemaking.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Mezze Platter with Lebanese Wines #WinePW

The Lebanese Mezze Table: Much More Than Food, A Social Gathering! Meze or mezze is a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks in the Near East, the Balkans, and parts of Central Asia. In Levantine, Caucasian, and Balkan cuisines, meze is often served at the beginning of multi-course meals. (Source:

Join us today as we explore Middle Eastern Food and Wine Pairings.......

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!!!! #FoodieExtravaganza

What are you serving up for Cinco de Mayo tonight?  I am making a Chopped Shrimp and Avocado Salad and then finishing up with these delightful bowls of Fresas con Crema.  Strawberries and Cream are a match made in Heaven and I love this Mexican version.  It is the perfect dessert.  Sweet, Fruity, and Creamy.  As an added bonus....It only takes minutes to put together.  

It is National Strawberry Month and the Festive Foodies are celebrating........

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Big 7 0 Celebration

We celebrated Frank's 70th Birthday Sunday, however today is his actual birthday.  As my regular readers know, Frank had a rough start to this year so we had much reason to celebrate.  

God smiled down upon us and gave us one beautiful day between last weeks rain and this week's forecasted rain.  It was sunshine and 80* perfect for an outdoor celebration.  The Angel Face made this stuffy for her Grampy for his birthday, she sewed it herself.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Please Join Me for Sobremesa and a Special #WinePW Event

I received a copy of Sobromesa: A memoir of food and love in thirteen courses by Josephine Camino Oria and 2 bottles of Norton wine for the purpose of review.  I received no monetary compensation for this post.  All writings and opinions are 100% my own.

Sobremesa (noun): Time spent being present at the table, lingering over a meal in conversation well after the food is gone.

Come.....sit at my table and share Sobremesa with me........
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