Wine Country

Hopes and Headaches for the new Wine Tasting Room

It was a crazy month last week 8-) The goal is to finalize the project budget for the new¬†tasting room by the end of the month. The challenge is that my project is in Spokane, while I live three hours away in Walla Walla. The result: lonnnng days, sleepless nights, and answering email in my […]

Vegetarian Chili with Syrah

Vegetarian Chili with Syrah

The addition of wine in a standard recipe adds new dimensions to the dish, not to mention bringing out intriguing character in the food itself. Since coming to work in the Patit Creek Cellars winery, and having so many great wines at my fingertips, I have taken to cooking with them :) and with a […]

A bump in the road – Shopping for interiors in the Tri-Cities

I am developing a healthy respect for interior designers. Armed with solid ideas and photos of my desired furnishings, I headed¬†an hour west for a day in the Tri-Cities. I was impressed with the amount of shopping options along the Columbia Center Boulevard, and I just knew I would be putting my hands on just […]

Freezing Fog in Walla Walla

Freezing Fog in Walla Walla

I’ve heard Big Ed and Judy talk about the freezing fog in Walla Walla, but I had no idea just how beautiful it would be. Yesterday was 30* and foggy, which I thought was perfect weather to do some wine tasting. Little did I know I would be driving into an awe phenomenon. My tasting […]

Long Lost Sublime – A Wine Tasting Tale

Long Lost Sublime – A Wine Tasting Tale

Yesterday my beau asks me, “Are you going to work today or what?” I chuckled, “I don’t know… I kind of like this office. I’m getting a lot done here.” I’ve been working from home, trying to finish the permit application package for the new tasting room. It’s been tedious work that has required my […]

Car-buying in the Pacific Northwest

Farewell to my little teal Concorde! She has served me well over the last few years, and most importantly during the 4,500 mile move to Washington. She has scooted me back and forth from holidays in Virginia and Myrtle Beach. She has braved the Florida tropics, yawned across the tedious Texas plains, and breezed the […]

Discover a Fresh Side to your Wine

Discover a Fresh Side to your Wine

I don’t know why no one else is doing it… I love pairing wine with food! So when the opportunity came to design my own tasting room for Patit Creek Cellars, the kitchen was a must. Oh I dream of all of the marvelous dishes I can create and share with our customers. So much […]