Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA

beans never sounded better

I like black currants

I like white currants

HOT SAUCE! too many to even fathom

produce from the market


Peller Estates, Private Reserve, 2007 Merlot, Okanagan Valley

Merlot has been given a bad rap as of late but there is no denying that it is making a resurgence.

The 07 Peller Estates Private Reserve Merlot, is easy to drink and at around $12 its easy on the wallet.

Lots of fruit, subtle chocolate and very approachable tannins.

If you’re not into tannic Bordeaux style varieties this is a great alternative 

My Mini Peller Barrel

We recently had a private wine makers dinner with Stephanie Leinemann and I got the opportunity to get an autograph.

Serious Pie, Seattle WA

Cured meats greet you as you come through the door

The room

RT excited for some serious pie

Cheese just hanging in the middle of the room

duck liver pate to start with caped goose berry compote

our choice for pie was the boar sausage and fennel

this is how they do it

serious oven

Washington State Trip part 2

billards in the barn

the picnic table before dinner

popcorn buckets for wine chillers …. GENIOUS!!!

A pic with the whole group

Washington State Trip part 1

Our Camp sight at Canyon Ranch Vineyard

Mingling with the guests in the party barn

some serious competition in the party barn

This trip was awesome. It didnt get much more serious then this. But the food and wine kept getting better.

MMmmMMMmmmmMm Melon Gelee

Melon Gelee Cherry Compote, Strawberry Sorbet, blackberry coulis, lola canola bees polan, peppermint syrup and fresh mint

P” Corn

Truffle Bacon Popcorn Never looked so good