A little bit of herbal magic on the house with my espresso at La Taberna J & R. Thank you, Victor, for providing me a little oasis this afternoon! Everything I have had here is… Continue reading
This is what I was tucking into as I called my father to tell him I should have my Mexican passport by next Wednesday. I had two dear friends sit with me… Continue reading
“Nina, you should have men feeding you Krug and corn chips all the time.” My dear friend, I couldn’t agree with you more.
Nothing better than going to work with sand between one’s toes and Don Julio in one’s belly!!!
On this last day of visiting with my parents, I asked Poppy if he would make margaritas if I picked the limes. He, of course, agreed. Mums told me that when I was ready for… Continue reading
This is chote (show-tay) and it likes high tropical forests. The fruit, hanging loose above, is boiled in water with sugar for a dessert. The locals also dry it, pulverize it, and then put it in… Continue reading
…and I LOVE THIS FUN VIDEO!!!! Especially recommended for foodies and wine tasters who want to let their hair down!!! Put on your fun goggles and come to a TEA-PAR-TEA!!!! Thank you, Fungineers!!! Check out… Continue reading
I REALLY dug how the teensy little remainder of Gaja Sperss 1998 in my glass exploded into an aromatic rose garden when, without rinsing, I reused the glass to drink sparkling water. Mmmmmmmmmm, roses!!!!
Fall has finally come to Southern California. I waited too long to get a final usable harvest of my lemon verbena and had to prune the forlorn plant down to its nubbins. I stuffed my… Continue reading
I can’t believe I forgot to call you on your birthday! I had been thinking about you all week—I even went out to do a little shopping for you beforehand. However, come Halloween, I completely spaced it.… Continue reading
BACCHUS Ralph Waldo Emerson As printed in The New Oxford Book of American Verse; Chosen and Edited by Richard Ellmann; 1976 Bring me wine, but wine which never grew In the belly… Continue reading