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Malbec & Meal Pairings

Malbec, Argentina’s claim to fame wine, is a go-to choice for both pairings and stand-alone sipping.  I suppose it’s a great thing that I’m living in Argentina for the next two months, isn’t it?  Malbec and I are bound to take our relationship to the next level and make some great memories during the time…

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A Girl’s Gotta Eat: All The Things I Ate In Thailand

Pairs Well With…Pad Thai + Pad Thai + More Pad Thai We’re here.  We made it.  Thailand is the last month of the Asia food challenges.  You’ll be disappointed to know that I just couldn’t bring myself to eat the grand finale of surprises, live shrimp. Instead, I stood on the sidelines drinking a nicely…

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A Girl’s Gotta Eat: All The Things I Ate in Vietnam

Pairs Well With…Vietnam + Sippin’ + Slurpin’ + Pickin’ + Chop Stickin’ Month 2: Vietnam.  I’ll start by saying there was no bull penis soup this month, thank you very much. On the soup front, I stuck to one of my favorites, pho.  You can’t go wrong.  Sure, there were some left of center items…

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Oh, The Places You’ll Phở

Pairs Well With…Chopsticks + Culture in a Bowl + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner You. Yeah, you. The one thinking “Doesn’t she know that phở is pronounced FA (not FO)?”  Well, yes, yes I do.  But let’s be honest, the annunciation as FO lends itself to many more jokes.  So, for the sake of humoring myself, bear with…

A Girl’s Gotta Eat: All The Things I Ate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pairs Well With…Malaysia + Sipping + Sampling + Pushing Food Boundaries Riddle me this: how do you go to another country and not eat everything?  If anyone has the answer, please let me know.  Eating, like life, is a balancing act.  The way I figured, all the walking and workouts would balance out the u-turns…

Valentine’s Day Bacon Bouquets

Pairs Well With… Red wine + a little romance + a lot of bacon         Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, my friends. It’s the time of year where we start thinking about what stops we’ll pull out to impress the one we love. I used to be the person who…

Fall Energy Bites: Pecan Pumpkin, Lemon Poppyseed & Butterscotch

Pairs Well With…aVivoPur’s Raw Energy Bites  After a week of running out the door a day late and a dollar short, not to mention practically starving on the days I didn’t get around to the grocery store, I carved out an hour of my Sunday morning to do weekly breakfast prep. I was tired of…

From Ireland to Italy (Part 2: The Italy Part)

  This is one of those vacation stories that you just can’t make up, and honestly, the pictures speak for themselves.  Pour yourself a glass of wine and settle in for this one. In 2013, one random weekday afternoon, my sister, Sarah, and I exchanged a couple of emails and two hours later we were booked…

Football Finger Foods

Pairs Well With… Football + Friends + Fall  NOW FEATURING: Cheeseburger Bites Baked Fried Pickles Hot Dish on a Stick   This weekend was a football trifecta for me: the Gophers, the Cyclones, and the Minnesota Vikings. I attended my first Gophers game on a nice, sunny Saturday afternoon.  For as many times as I’d been…

Strawberry Champagne Brie Bites

Pairs Well With…Champagne of Choice I was sitting on my deck Saturday afternoon debating what I would bring to a friend’s summer shindig later on that evening, and feeling very indecisive.  The indecisive part is nothing new for me.  It was now approaching 1pm, with the party starting at 4pm, and I needed an appetizer…