While drinking sparkling wine should really be a year-round obligation, opportunities to consume it rise exponentially during the last six weeks of the year. Basically the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is just one long bubbly fest.
I've heard that we should have a mix of foods of various colors on our plates. Can you give me an idea of the specific benefits of the different colors? How many fruits and vegetables do you recommend per meal?
Lise Neely's insight:
The 'colorwheel' approach to healthy eating - and planting selection - seems to make a lot of sense!
Chris VanCleave is an award-winning rosarian and genuinely nice guy! He recently recommended the 'Drift' series of roses to me for edging open vegetable beds, and I can't wait to try them. Check out his 'Garden Roses' topic on scoop.it for lots of great info and beautiful pix!
The holidays can be a challenge for those of us who don't bake. I mean, I use my oven for some serious roasting, but you can forget about chocolate chip cookies. So, I was thrilled to see this simple and scrumptious recipe for honey-scented fresh oranges in this month's 'Food & Wine' magazine. A light, fresh dessert that will be perfect ending to our Italian 'seven fishes' dinner on Christmas Eve.
These slender straws feature two aged cheeses, one made from cow’s milk and the other from sheep’s milk. The Parmesan is milder, but its distinctive deep flavor is unmistakable; the rustic pecorino adds a salty sharpness.
Lise Neely's insight:
Now here's some good Italian holiday snacking! And don't you love the etched wine tumblers?
Here we go - an easy and fun holiday project that you can make with cuttings from your own yard! I typically see wreath frames like this at the Goodwill store for cheap cheap cheap. And unlike floral foam, the wire frames can be re-used next year.
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