Time to Relax

Before the holiday madness began, Ben and I got away for a relaxing weekend in wine country.  We stayed in Carlton, Oregon and spent the night in converted grain silos at the Abbey Road Farms B&B.   We visited several places to taste wine, but our favorite vineyards from the trip were Coelho and Dukes Family Vineyard. What I love about Carlton is that the whole town is centered around celebrating good food and wine. As we were walking through... Read More

The Day I Ate Cheese

Yesterday was my first day back in Portland, and a good thing too! I got home just in time to visit with a few of my out of town friends before they hopped a flight back to California. Our day was spent sipping wine in the Willamette Valley at Soter and Four Graces. The Soter tasting room was warm and cozy, and it was a good thing because the weather outside was, in true Pacific Northwest fashion, frightful. Around lunchtime our party broke out... Read More