So much life!

I’m having a hard time finding balance in my life, but I’m taking steps to improve this. While I’ve been living in the suburbs for the last couple of years, I’ve found myself artistically stifled. Looking back at my site, I didn’t realize how long it had been since I’ve posted. I’m ditching the burbsContinue reading “So much life!”

Toast Tuesday: Fernet Redux

During my year of drinking adventurously, we tried Fernet-Branca, which is a bitter liqueur.  It is often served as a digestive or a common drink is Fernet mixed with coke or ginger beer.  I was not a fan.  I thought for sure I had just wasted money on a bottle that was going to collectContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Fernet Redux”

Toast Tuesday: Vodka

This week in The Year of Drinking Adventurously, I’m going to briefly flashback to when I began my job several (seven as of last week, to be exact) years ago. Happy hour was the most glorious time of the day.  I’d get home and make myself a vodka martini. Shaken. Three olives. I had aContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Vodka”

Toast Tuesday: Pisco

This week in our Year of Drinking Adventurously, week 34, we are traveling to South America, to Peru actually.  Pisco is a brandy that hails from Peru and Chile. A reminder for you, brandy is distilled from wine. How it varies most distinctly from brandy as we are accustomed, is that pisco cannot be agedContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Pisco”

Toast Tuesday: Cognac

I spent National Mojito Day drinking cognac. Seems a little wrong, I know. This is week 28 in our Year of Drinking Adventurously and also this week, on July 14th, is Bastille Day. So we are off to France. Jumping right in, the law limits Cognac to not only the best parts of the grape,Continue reading “Toast Tuesday: Cognac”

Toast Tuesday: Madeira

This weekend has been so delightfully cocktail filled that when it came time to try the madeira, I was up for the challenge!  This is week 27 is our Year of Drinking Adventurously.  I can’t speak for anyone else on this adventure, but I keep telling people how this was one of the best, andContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Madeira”

Toast Tuesday: Oh, Sherry

I really had intentions of blowing off this week and just regurgitating the history in the book, but the call was just too strong. If you know me, or you’ve come to know me, you know what a crafty booze loving word nerd I am. One of my new friends here in Memphis is encouraging meContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Oh, Sherry”

Toast Tuesday: Gin

I’m going to tell you honestly, I really didn’t read this chapter in the book. I just looked in my liquor closet and followed my tastebuds. I have three gins and a genever in my collection. When New Deal began making gin, I was certain I didn’t like gin. What I soon realized was IContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Gin”

Toast Tuesday: Sake

I’ve had a wonderful week of sake.  The story, the process, and the different types are all too vast for me to summarize in any succinct manner.  I’ll just tell you, sake is yummy.  If you don’t believe me, I’ve got a room full of ladies that’ll tell you I changed some minds.  Our guide inContinue reading “Toast Tuesday: Sake”

looking back at bliss

I leave for work when it’s dark.  When I get home it’s almost dark.  Tonight it is raining so hard, we are all concerned about getting washed away.  So, going out to take pictures is not high on my priority list. What does my bliss look like?! I really had to give this some thought.  IContinue reading “looking back at bliss”