Bring on the Cheer

So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. ~ E. M. Forster

Time To Feast

It’s a wonderful time when you sit down around the table for dinner and discuss life. No matter where you are, it gives the semblance of normalcy to my crazy world. ~Melina Kanakaredes  

Cellar Time

What’s important in a cellar is having wines that have a broad range of drinkability, which California Cabernet does. Wines with a broad range of drinkability give you a lot of flexibility; they are the sort of wines that make me feel secure. I think of my wine cellar as security – if the apocalypse…

Forks and Knives

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. ~Paul Prudhomme Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. ~Emily Post

Old Meets New

This has been, by far, my most satisfying project to date. I wanted to recreate a Gothic style setting, with a modern twist. While I created the tables, chairs and the lamp stool, the candelabra, plates, spoons, forks and knives, bowls, pastry stand, lamp shade and food all are purchased accessories. Special thanks to suenosouvenir…

It’s Party Time!

  Today is a special day, my lovely mother turns a year older. She’s already wise in many areas, so its going to get tough to handle her if she adds on to that wisdom. Like for most people, Ma is a role model, not just for me, but the scores of students who studied…

Bar Scenes

When you watch shows like Cheers! or movies like He’s just not that into you, you automatically assume bartenders are part time psychologists (much like hairdressers to women). But Moe Szysla of Moe’s Tavern from the Simpsons is my all time favorite. Come to think of it, all real bars are like Moe’s tavern, slurring…

Shaken or Stirred?

I love the Blood Mary, though I must confess, when I read its ingredients, I was less than impressed. My affection for beer is quite famed, I get to taste every kind with my beer buddy who happens to be my brother. Fizzy soft drinks I don’t usually prefer, but whom am I kidding; I…

The Science of Fun

To enjoy a drink to the fullest, it needs to be served in the right glasses and needs to be paired up with the right kind of foods; food that you think goes well with your drink. When I discovered wine, I also discovered the world of stemmed glasses. Red, white, aged, port, or sparkling;…

Home Cooked Meals

  There is no greater joy than the family sitting down for a meal together after a long day at work. My mother was a working woman, much like me, and none of us would break bread until everyone made it to the dinner table. She cooks because she can fix up a delicious meal;…