Delicious Sunday Brunch Quiche

This is what my family will be waking up to this morning. Breaking with my usual way of doing things, I will post this recipe in traditional format. Just don’t get used to it. However, as usual, feel free to play around with ingredients and amounts. Baking quiche is simple and very adaptable. A pie crust, 4 eggs, some cheese, some milk or cream, and an oven is all that is required. The rest is […]

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More good news for wine drinkers

Sometimes it seems that us wine drinkers may just live forever. In fact, we may be the only people, besides repo men, that get much good news these days. Take this article about an Israeli study showing that red wine is effective at making red meat more healthy: Taking a sip of red wine with a bite of red meat is a carnivore’s dream come true. And now a team of Israeli scientists say the […]

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Some unrelated thoughts…

“I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel you were famous, your heart was a legend. You told me again you preferred handsome men but for me you would make an exception.” – Leonard Cohen It was great to take a drive down towards Kemah and find that our favorite wine bar had not only survived Ike, but was open for business. The Chelsea Wine Bar was open for business, stocked with wine, and capably […]

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Another Wine Blogger’s take on Ike

My friend Hank talks about how the wine bar he works at managed to provide a sense of normalcy to some folks in the wake of Hurrican Ike. When all around you is destruction and chaos it is the little things like this that provide that thread of continuity to what came before, and promise that everything will be alright again. I got to sling some wine, order some food and listen to what other […]

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Coming home to Hurricane Ike

When Hurricane Ike was still out in the Gulf of Mexico, my family and I secured our yard and that of my Mother-In-Law and then got the hell out of Dodge. We headed to the home of a friend of my wife. She graciously allowed us to stay in her house while she and her husband were in Florida. While still in Houston, we were fairly safe and secure, far from the mandatory evacuation area […]

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“The wines were too various”

The LA Times recently ran this article about Italian wines that I really liked. The author suggests a great way to throw a themed party, without too much effort, that should seriously impress your guests. The article starts out with this gem of truth and wisdom: “The wines were too various” has become an epigram in my household, usually uttered, deadpan, when someone confesses to the possibility of having overindulged. But it’s strictly a witticism, […]

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Finally…

To everyone who has come here looking for something new, I apologize. I have not had an Internet connection for about a week, and my wonderful service provider would not send anyone out to fix it any sooner than today. I guess that “Comcastic” actually means “Screw you!” It is good to be back on-line, and I will have some new stories very soon.

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