Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wine Review - Yellow Tail Riesling

I bought a bottle of white wine yesterday because it was an absolutely beautiful day, and sitting out on the patio with a nice glass of wine sounded like a good idea. I prefer white wines because they are crisp and light. Feeling somewhat adventerous, I picked up a bottle I'd never purchased before.

Yellow Tail Riesling.

I'm not a wine conniseur. My palate just isn't refined enough. I've been to wine tastings and heard about what other people pick up in wines. To me, it's just wine, but I know what I like and what I think things should taste like. Other riesling's I've tried have been crisp with a bit of a floral or fruity flavor.

The Yellow Tail had none of those. It was flat on my tongue and the flavor was muddy. Not that it tasted of mud, but that there wasn't any definable flavor. It was like drinking flat cola.

I've got a nearly full bottle of white wine now in my fridge. Any suggestions on what to do with it?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Product Review - Quaker True Delights

I got a sample of the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond True Delights from Quaker in the mail and held out for a couple of days before giving into temptation and eating it. My opinion is... mixed.

1) It had nice chocolate chunks on the top which are definitely a plus. I hate products that claim to have chocolate but my tastebuds say otherwise.

2) It was chewy without being too hard or sticking to my teeth.

3) There were a couple of almond pieces which added a nice crunch. I wish there had been a couple of more, but all in all, not bad.

4) There was cinnamon in it, which I didn't like one bit. Maybe my tastebuds are too sensitive, but it really took something away from how the bar should have tasted. I don't think cinnamon has a place in a bar like that. It overpowered the raspberry flavor - in fact, I didn't taste much raspberry at all.

So... will I buy a box of those bars? Probably not. Am I willing to try another flavor? You betcha.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I've learned that you have to find happiness where ever you can. It's the small things that matter.

It's finding a cherry cordial Hershey's kiss from last week in the bottom of your lunch bag.

That was my moment of perfect happiness today. May sound pathetic to some of you, but hey, I can live with that.

Good night.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Cold and Strawberry Breakfast Crepes

Living in Southeast Texas, I enjoy cold fronts. Especially in February/March. It means the a/c doesn't run which means not-so-astronomic electricity bills! Too bad it won't last past tomorrow.

While doing research for Love's Old Song, I found a yummy easy strawberry breakfast crepe recipe. They're good and, if you don't want to make crepes (which you can make ahead of time and store in the freezer) you can use flour tortillas instead.


8 crepes (or flour tortillas)
10 oz frozen strawberries
2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup chopped frozen peaches
Sliced strawberries or kiwis for garnish


Use blender to turn frozen strawberries into a sauce

Warm crepes (or tortillas) in microwave

Spread 1/4 cup cottage cheese on each crepe (or tortilla). Put 2 tablespoons each of fresh strawberries and frozen peaches on top of the cottage cheese. Spoon 1 tablespoon of strawberry sauce over cottage cheese and fruit. Roll up crepe (or tortilla) and place seam-side down on the plate. Spoon additional strawberry sauce over the rolled up crepe.