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Turtle Thursday – Monochrome Blue Heron – Guest – Photography

02/11/2016

If it’s monochrome, how do we know it’s blue?

Blue Heron, monochrome, nature, birds

Monochrome
Blue Heron

Trader Joe’s – Fort Cellars Merlot – 2012 – Wine Review

02/11/2016
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Fort Cellars
Merlot 2012
Trader Joe’s

There’s a hint of vinegar on the cork and a medium-dark ruby color in the glass.  The aroma of a crude red wine fills the air in the glass.  Adding to the impression of a crude red wine is the dryish mouth feel of tannins, eventually leaving a semi-arid climate on the roof of the mouth.   A more than bearable taste follows that.  This is a classic table wine.  A wine that’s not “refined” but ready for a tussle with a hearty bowl of stew and a chunk of bread torn from a long loaf.  How would it stand up to a bowl of chili?  The thought had never crossed my mind until now.   Probably very well.

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Trader Joe’s – Dark Chocolate Chunk and Almond Cookies – Food Review

02/11/2016
Dark Chocolate Chunk Almond Cookies Trader Joe's

Dark Chocolate Chunk
and Almond Cookies
Trader Joe’s

If you don’t like sweets, you may like these.  Or, if you want to curtail your intake of sweets for whatever reason, these may be a blessing.  That’s not to say these are so bad you wouldn’t eat them.  They’re actually good in their own way.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Time Four Ways – Photography

02/07/2016
Time Four Ways

Time Four Ways

To keep in time, click here.

Time_sketchTime_hdrTime_neon

Turtle Thursday – Blue Heron Standing – Guest – Photography

02/05/2016

A 65 °F day at the end of January brings out the herons fishing and the shirtsleeved photographers also fishing.

Blue Heron

Blue Heron

Mama Cozzi’s – Chicken, Spinach And Garlic Pizza – Food Review – ALDI

02/05/2016
Mama Cozzi's Chicken, Spinach & Garlic Pizza

Mama Cozzi’s Chicken, Spinach & Garlic Pizza

The acid test for any food is whether your dog, if you have a dog, will lick your fingers and/or plate after eating something like this.  I am glad to say a dog will lick your fingers, plate, mustache, lips, . . . – well let’s just stop here in the list of what your dog may lick.

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Apothic Red – Wine Review

02/05/2016
Apothic Red Wine

Apothic Red
Wine

If you’re on your way to an event you may not have really wanted to go to, short on time, feeling guilty that you have nothing to bring with you, don’t want to bring the usual MGD, and are stopped in a convenient place along the way – like Walgreens – rest assured there are worse wines on that wine shelf.  But that’s about all the rest there is to be had.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Vibrant Garden Gnome House – Photography

01/30/2016
Vibrant Garden Gnome Residence

Vibrant Garden Gnome Residence

For more vibrance, click here.

Turtle Thursday – Guest – Blue Water – Photography

01/28/2016

Not a great photo, but the metallic blue mirror-like quality of the water intrigues me.  Who can explain people?

Blue Water

Blue Water

Belmont New York Style Cheesecake – ALDI – Food Review

01/28/2016
ALDI - Belmont New York Style Cheesecake

ALDI – Belmont
New York Style
Cheesecake

Is it?  Not really.  But it’s pretty darn close, and about as good as you’re going to find in a supermarket freezer.
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