Yesterday was a beautiful day, it was the kind of January Saturday that you dream about! The sun was out, the temperature was in the mid-60s, and I could feel the hints of Spring almost everywhere. Despite having our fair amount of rain this winter, the temperatures have remained mild and I’ve been slowly watching my daffodils peak out of the ground.
Archives for January 2015
All across the Oregon Wine Industry, critics have been raving about the exceptional 2014 harvest and how it was quite possibly the Vintage of a Lifetime! Pretty impressive accolades considering harvest occurred in mid-September and the Pinot Noir won’t be available for purchase until Spring 2016…the wait is going to be the hardest part!
Before I dive into our experience at Winter’s Hill Estate, I must disclose that I’m very much still in the “learning phase” when it comes to identifying great wine. However, my education around wine received a big step in the right direction after a 2014 Barrel Tasting at Winter’s Hill Estate.
This time of year the ground is wet and the weather is cold. Most of the trees are bare and everything just seems to be in a muted shade of brown or green…hibernating through the winter preparing for the summer months ahead.
Although, if you find yourself driving through the country this time of year, you might just spot a beautiful field of purple. And if you squint your eyes and forget how cold your fingers are while taking a picture along the side of the road, you might even convince yourself that you’ve found a lavender field!
The rows upon rows of lovely purple vines are in fact black cap raspberries! Beautiful don’t you think?
On a late Saturday night in mid-December we were coming home from a holiday party in Portland. As we drove down the street toward our home, I asked The Renaissance Man, “Did you check the mail today?” He shook his head no, and so I stopped at the mailbox before heading to our house. Not everyone checks the mail at 11:45pm, but when you’re waiting for a letter from the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering & Land Survey (OSBEELS), you make a point to stop at the mailbox.
Hello friends and Happy New Year! Sorry I’ve been absent for nine. whole. days. 2015 came in like a lion! We’ve had all sorts of things going on, many of which I’m excited to share with you in the come days. But before I get too far down the road, I wanted to do a quick recap on our New Years celebration!
The New Year for us means spending time with family and friends while sharing traditions. Growing up in a very strong Croatian family means that I have some pretty unique recipes that not everyone knows about. Those recipes have become our traditions and a way to embrace our heritage.
Are you ready to learn all about Croatian Dungeness Crab? Roll up your sleeves, layout some newspaper on the table, and get your hammers!