“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” by Thomas Keller NOTE. I love to cook; when I am in the mood. 😋 The Mediterranean Diet has introduced me too many delicious recipes, which has been fun and challenging. So, I decided to share my cooking escapades. TheContinue reading “The Best Lentil Soup”
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Bites and Bubbly
“It’s not that diamonds are girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” by Gina Berreca Daughter: “Is it okay to have my friends over to celebrate the new deck; nothing big, just some small bites and bubbly.” Preparation Our own personal flower gallery. The aromas are amazing! The Details SoContinue reading “Bites and Bubbly”
Tobaccology’s Mysterious Cigar and Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Exciting! Don’t you love when your favorite Tobacconist hands you a cigar and says, “Try this and let me know what you think? Or the winemaker shows up to your tasting bring out a bottle of wine that hasn’t been released to the public. The logical response with that huge Chester cat grin, “It willContinue reading “Tobaccology’s Mysterious Cigar and Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon”
What a Success! Southern Draw Cigars and Tobaccology “Cigars for Warriors” Veteran’s Day Event!
Updating the TAPassions.com Cigar page to showcase a Great cause and event evolved to creating a cigar with a hint of wine and beer blog. TAPasssions.com “Today’s Cigar Delight” is brought to you by Southern Draw Cigars and Tobaccology “Cigars for Warriors” Veteran’s Day Event! A GREAT and SUCCESSFUL EVENT! Over 100 five-packs of Southern Draw cigars wasContinue reading “What a Success! Southern Draw Cigars and Tobaccology “Cigars for Warriors” Veteran’s Day Event!”
Mediterranean Cellars – “Diamonds, Wine and Tradition; What More Can You Ask For!”
“The wine doesn’t start in the barrel; it starts in the vineyard.” — Louis Papadopoulos (Southern Living, October 2006) This quote describes perfectly the experience my husband and I had at Mediterranean Cellars. The memorable moment began in the parking lot of the vineyard. Immediately, we were welcomed by a beautifully spirited (yes, feltContinue reading “Mediterranean Cellars – “Diamonds, Wine and Tradition; What More Can You Ask For!””
Stone Tower Winery – Wine with a Taste of Interior Design
Even though, it has been awhile since our last visit, Stone Tower Winery is still worth writing about. From the decor that makes you wonder if you walked into a home decor shop to wines that may you question if you are in Virginia. THE ARRIVAL Upon arriving to tasting counter, I had toContinue reading “Stone Tower Winery – Wine with a Taste of Interior Design”
Distasteful Wine = Wine Slushies
I do not like talking bad about a wine, so I decided to use the term “I’m not able to appreciate the wine at this moment”. However, there comes a time when a wine is not good. It is not about not being able to appreciate a wine or your pallet is not matureContinue reading “Distasteful Wine = Wine Slushies”
An Evening with Erich Sattler & Alec Bradley
The thunderstorms have passed and we are taking advantage of the mild warm temperature of 88 degrees fahrenheit. For the past few days, temperatures reached 100 – 114 degrees fahrenheit with the heat index. The tiki torches are lit and the cicadas and frogs are keeping us company. The wine and cigar selections forContinue reading “An Evening with Erich Sattler & Alec Bradley”
Bamboozled and Blissed -14 Hands Hot to Trot
You know what’s hilarious? When you are at a restaurant and discover a wine that blows you away. The excitement is not due to the food, which is delicious or the ambience that places you in a state of relaxation. This restaurant is far from any of these descriptions. Your excitement, well my enthusiasm is basedContinue reading “Bamboozled and Blissed -14 Hands Hot to Trot”
I’m Back! Stay Tuned!
It has been a very long time since I posted a blog and it feels good! I will let you know my hiatus was not due to no content; merely, “life” (career, health, high school senior activities, graduation parties and college tours and prep) consumed all my energy. The thought of sitting at a computerContinue reading “I’m Back! Stay Tuned!”
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