Category Archives: Food and Wine

The Cottage: Day 3

So this is how it looked at the end of the day yesterday…from the outside. The casual observer might think “one wall in an entire day?” but there is nothing casual about this crew. The supports for the floor were … Continue reading

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The Cottage: Day 1 and 2

Monday and Tuesday began the dismantling of the cottage on the Home Depot lot, and Wednesday was completing the dismantling and transporting it to the site. Finishing the dismantle and transporting took all of Wednesday, and then the rainstorm halted … Continue reading

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Getting close…I know it counts in horseshoes, but kitchens?

Last night was a celebration of sorts…real food, not microwaved frozen food, or sandwiches, or take-out. It is rather inconvenient to not have water and sink in the kitchen, but cleaning the grill after dinner was not that difficult. It … Continue reading

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Katrina Recovery Merlot and Resurrection Katrina

I have been known to select wines because I liked the label, although that is not my only criterion. This process began because when I first started drinking wine, I would study the label information to learn a bit about … Continue reading

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Braised chicken thighs in white wine and mushrooms: How to prepare a delightful dinner in an antique/thrift store

The truth is laid bare before you: now you see why the kitchen desperately needs a re-do. Besides being outdated, it was shoddy work in the renovation done before we bought the house and it has not aged well. We … Continue reading

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The Warehouse, formerly known as the living room

Yesterday the cabinets were delivered, and as previously mentioned, sometimes items that are built for 2021 are not always compatible with an older house…like the hall design with 4 doors that open into the T at the head of the … Continue reading

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Braised chicken thighs with white wine, garlic, rosemary, and mushrooms

Rosemary joined us for dinner. Of course, she (and garlic) were only on my plate, compliments of the mini-saute pan with my own seasonings. Rand’s plate also did not have broccoli on it: He sides with George H. W. Bush … Continue reading

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Off to Larson’s for the makings for Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Three generations of the Larson family have been in the grocery business since 1948 when James Larson opened his first store in Water Valley, 18 miles south of Oxford. The Oxford store was opened under the regional Big Star franchise, … Continue reading

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Waterford Winery near Stellenbosch, South Africa

This post is for Jean over in Ireland via Social Bridges. Yesterday, we were conversing about Waterfords–the one in Mississippi, the one in Ireland, and the one in South Africa. I said if I could choose to live anywhere, it … Continue reading

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Riding with the Horsemen

Today, I am riding with the Mughal Horsemen again, using Edwin M. Knowles Sylvan, a pussy willow and yellow pods design from 1934. Since the real Horsemen originated in the 15th century, I thought the least I could do was … Continue reading

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