Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wine List

Riedel Wine Series Viognier/Chardonnay Glasses, Set of 4Cool Drinks for Hot Days: Thirst Quenching Coolers, Juices, Cocktails, Slushies, & ShakesNew Hamilton Beach Icy Treats Ice Shaver Removable Mixing Bowl Catches Shaved Ice Easy AccessFrappe Vino Frozen Wine Drink Mix Bright, 12-Ounce Packages (Pack of 3)Frappe Vino Frozen Wine Drink Mix Classic, 12-Ounce Packages (Pack of 3)
Fawn Creek Winery .com Don"t you just want to drink in all that jewel like frozen delight LOL

The wine list.  My favorites checked off.  What are your favorite wines???
Only a few people when we arrive after we left the place was full.  I guess we all thought it was a great way to spend a summer afteroon

Tropical hummingbird homes
PS these were all good and such pretty colors to delight the eye .as well as the palette.

Yes, as good as it looks a must try!!!
Okay so I"m back ,but not for long.  I have been running all summer.  I am not complaining because as I mentioned prior   "It"s All Good" .  Yesterday I along with a good friend discovered a little winery off the beaten path.  Fawn Creek is a small winery run by a few family members.  They are very welcoming and friendly and the setting is quite relaxing.  We also tried a few great wines my favorite being the Cabernet Sauvignon a lovely  red wine.  I saw they also have a wine I really wanted to try,but alas they were out.  They will release 800 bottles Aug 6 so I await the this sweet nectar.  The wine in question is a fruity viognier called Summer Sun sounds very refreshing and crisp.  Viognier is a good crisp and fruity wine that goes quite well with chicken ,fish etc.  If you have never tried this for sure check it out and give it a whirl.  The setting for this place is very woodsy surrounded by pines and other large trees.  They also have a back deck lined with orange red tropical beauties (hibiscus)  so nice as it attracts hummingbirds which were also coming by for a visit now and then.  The highlight here is the wine slushies which were a delicious frozen delight.  Served up in a wine glass frozen to white frosty loveliness to offset the jewel tone color of the sangria slushy,and to top it all off a cute blue and green paper parasols with three frozen grapes.  A simply beautiful way to enjoy a hot and sunny summer day.  Cool and refreshing.  By the way they come in really fun flavors and beautiful colors that would be perfect for a summer party day or night.   Wish all of you could have come along for the ride,but make sure to stop if you are ever in the area.  Tomorrow on to the National  Crane Foundation another place I would really recommend if you have never seen these amazing birds.  They have a collection of rare and unusual cranes from all over the world.  I will have pics of that so stay tuned.  I will really be doing more tutorials although it may be as summer winds down as I am having way too much fun plus it is too gorgeous to stay in the house for any reason including cleaning.   

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cake and Berries

I somehow felt the urge to make this coconut cake with cream cheese topping and spread thickwith black cap berry filling freshly made

After picking these form my backyard I was inspired to bake a cake and so on and so forth...

Hey, the berries looked so good I made a thick spread for the center and a few to top it off for the grande finale.  Voila!

A gorgeous bouquet of summer flowers.  I did not do this ,but thought it was a very clever combination of lovely flowers even dill.  Very creative Maureen!
Okay so I have gone missing for quite some time so I must apologize.  I really miss being here although I have decided that I was going to thoroughly enjoy summer like I never have before sooooooo.....Last summer I could not do much and I made a conscience decision that I would not turn any invite down.  This can make a person never stay home ,but it has been an adventure I would not want to miss.  I promised myself I would never,ever wait around for someone to call instead I make my plans and if you do not call soon enough I will be busy.  So far so good:)   This is also the summer for extreme socializing and again I will not miss a thing.  If there is an interesting place to see or something new I have never seen.  Well, off I go without too much thought only to know something new will present itself at any time now.  I have decide to try to open myself up for whatever comes in my path and see where it leads.  Life is funny that way.  When you put yourself out there you really never know what is around the corner.  Yes, I am still working on many projects although I have been knitting alot and I have already started on gifts for later down the line if I should need it and loving every minute.  I even made a coconut cake with some black cap raspberry sauce it was delicious and fun to concoct as well. I used three different recipes and came up with a tasty cake in the end.  My initial recipe came from Nancy Bagett's " The All American Dessert Book" there  is some amazing recipes in here and I want to try them all.  Check it out!!  We will talk soon and maybe I can get down to the business at hand.  By the way, I have decide to set up a booth next weekend at our local craft fair and see what happens.  It may just surprise even me.  We"ll see...For now I am off to gather items in preparation for the upcoming show.  See you all there.