I'm daughter to Lissie, sister to Jess, wife to Brien, mom to Hannah, Lily and Eleanor. I am a stay at home mom to my girls, and my free time is dedicated to gardening (I confess I'm still a novice and look to Lissie and Jess for advice), baking and cooking, and card making. I'm doing my part to make the earth a bit greener, trying hard to avoid processed foods and HFCS, and find the "slow food" movement intriguing and inspiring. I love visits to my local farmers' market, fresh produce, reading, getting out in nature, and spending time with my family.


Catholic, homeschooler, lover of books and great wine and an amateur gardening addict.


I'm Melissa aka "Lissie", mother of Rachael and Jessica, and grandmother to a passel of the sweetest children on the planet. I'm a semi-retired public educator and professor who works from home for a small publisher. I am a lover of all things beautiful ... flowers, the mountains, nature scenes, the innocent faces of children, and my rock and fossil collection, to name a few. I enjoy shopping at the farmers' market for fresh foods and then experimenting with new recipes. Good food and good wine delight me. I love to travel so my suitcase is always packed. Like my daughters, I take pleasure in simple things ... clothes drying on the line, tomatoes so fresh they are still hot from the sun, good books, and interesting movies. I'd like to know everything before I die.
Angeline Winery

My father in law and husband are big wine aficionados, and during the 12 years I've been married I've learned to appreciate and enjoy wine as well.  I have had Angeline Pinot Noir on several occasions that my in laws have hosted and it is superb.  Even better it is well priced.

I prefer very dry white wine.  I was happy to find an Angeline Sauvignon Blanc at Wegman's the other day.  We paired it with garlic and butter dressed scallops over pasta and a light salad of tomato and cucumber tonight.  It is a fresh, crisp wine that is very enjoyable.   Highly recommend.



Rach said...

Excellent. Your dinner sounds divine. Want to come and make it for your poor sister with the busted up ankle? :oP

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