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Knapp Winery Finger Lakes, NY

A long weekend in the Finger Lakes

Last weekend was my “mid-term break” – much needed after the first half of interminable Term 1 and a week of Parent-Teacher interviews that felt like what I imagine speed dating must be like. Different faces every 10 minutes – it’s overwhelming!  This term has been a crazy busy one – all good stuff but […]

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Vineyards in Clos de Vougeot, Burgundy

A farewell to summer party (and a giveaway!)

Yes, it’s been a lovely summer, in England, France, Vancouver and Mexico. But all good things must come to an end and as I head to work today for the first day of classes with the boys, I must sadly bid goodbye to summer.  But not before one last backyard get-together…  I was recently given […]

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Wineries of Niagara on the Lake wine and herb weekend

Wineries of Niagara on the Lake: Great wine and fresh herbs

Last weekend, Neil and I headed off to Niagara on the Lake to indulge in a weekend of wine and food – the first weekend of Wineries of Niagara on the Lake’s “Wine and Herb” wine and food pairings – a casual spring celebration of great wine and fresh herbs! This program allows you to […]

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Mulled wine poached pears

I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas had the most wonderful weekend with your families.  Neil and I are currently in El Fuerte, Mexico, at the start of our trip into the Copper Canyon.  We spent Christmas eve aboard the California Star travelling from Pichilingue to Topolobampo, eating possibly the worst meal of our […]

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Mead – not just from the olden days

When I hear the word “mead” I immediately have thoughts of the “olden days” and warriors downing huge mugs of the stuff before they go off to battle.  I did a little research to see if in fact, I was correct and found a fascinating history of mead on the Medovina website.  Below is a […]

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