Sunday Sips V. 5

Currently Sipping: Penner-Ash Viognier is all I could have asked for in a bottle this week. Seriously, it’s been warm here. This viognier is filled with stone fruits with a crisp finish. It’s quite thirst quenching and will be perfect to enjoy this spring and summer.

I’d like to say this was a productive week: I’ve gone through nearly 3,000 e-mails (and replied to about 400 of them), re-organized my closet (boxed up clothes I plan to donate), cooked dinner (three whole times) and between my husband and I, have driven about 1,040 miles taking my father to and from his doctor’s appointments at Stanford. I come from a long line of stubborn people, and my father is no exception. Instead of staying in the Bay Area with us, my father wanted to go home after each CyberKnife appointment. He lives more than 120 miles away from Stanford hospital. Did I mention he has a tumor that is negatively impacting his vision, as in when he gets tired, sometimes he has double vision? 

I mean, I can’t really say a whole lot because it took me nearly three years to admit my vision had changed after my last concussion. It’s fun driving in a paint-by-number world. But still, we’re tired of driving his ass. Luckily as of Monday, he doesn’t need a chauffeur any more. I’m the only one in this family who actually needs one. Seriously, when I’m having a bad brain day, you don’t even want me backing out of the garage. I might accidentally run a squirrel or a small child over. Thank goodness for backup cameras that I don’t use.

Last week, we posted our first post of many all about pairing food and wine. Since Chardonnay is one of the most popular wines in the world, we thought we’d begin there. Did you happen to read it? If so, what did you think? What changes should be made prior to our next pairing focus (Pinot Noir)? By the way, I just gave you two opportunities to click the link so you can read it. Pairing the right wine with your favorite, go-to dinner will seriously take it to the next level. If you don’t believe me, just take a bite of a steak with that moscato you have sitting in front of you in that plastic cup. Yummy, isn’t it?

loved links 2.14.16
  1. It’s no secret that I love all-things lemon. This lemon meringue pie is like no other I’ve ever made before. It’s rich and luxurious without being overwhelmingly complicated.
  2. If you're like me and missing Sex and The City, old.single.bitter.&drunk just might curb your cravings. As I read this piece about a one night stand, I not only found myself laughing, but also took a trip down memory lane. 
  3. When you're still new to blogging, it can be overwhelming at times. Diane from Will Write For Food shares 21 links for food bloggers to be inspired by and learn from.
  4. In honor of Valentines Day, this Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte from Striped Spatula was absolutely divine. Who wants to make it for me? I have wine to share. 

What was your favorite link of the week?