Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! It has been a few months since I started sharing my favorite things from the week each Friday. This is my first series on the blog, and while I hope you’ve been enjoying my posts each week, it has been a bit of a learning curve.
Like a good little blogger I’ve decided to do a few tweaks (more photos.. yay!) that I hope will make you love these weekly posts even more. Not to worry though there will still be lots of travel links, recipe and food finds, wine tips, and of course the weekly fur children favorite! Please enjoy and thanks for coming back each week to see what I’ve been up 🙂
Browsing New York Times Cooking ‘What to cook this week’ collection their recipe for Roasted Chicken Thighs with Winter Squash totally got my eye… Look how absolutely delicious!! Plus it would be easy to prepare when I’m cooking for one and chicken thighs reheat add or can be easily added to a salad for a second meal. I’ve added this to my menu list for next week and I think you should to!
Best random find of the week was this collection of photos from Paris in the Winter from the early 20th century. This gorgeous collection of archival photos will make you want to jump in a time machine. For me it just reminds me of the magic of Paris.
#FOODWINEWOMEN has been my favorite hashtag of January. Check out twitter or FoodandWine.com to recap all of the awesome women in food and the fantastic posts that have been going on all month.
One of my favorites has been what Carla Hall would tell her younger self. I need to write these down and pin to the wall!
Favorite Pretty Detail.
While I’m pretty sure that pretty detail and football should not go together I love this DYI football field tray from Style Me Pretty Living. I kind of want to host a Superbowl party now just to make this tray!
Domaine Pique Basse, L’as du Pique
Domaine Pique Basse is a small, 5 hectare biodynamic estate in Roaix, where young proprietor and vigneron Olivier Tropet has being making wonderful wines since 2007, following a long family tradition.
Situated 10 kms north from the appellation of Gigondas, the named Côtes du Rhône village of Roaix is characterised by vineyards on rocky outcrops and clay soil. This tiny, picturesque appellation has a wine history dating back to the Romans, who built and occupied the ancient nearby town of Vaison-la-Romaine.
L’as du Pique is a grenache blend with a little syrah. It is a brilliant full bodied wine that is ripe and so luscious. It’s a deep purple in the glass, to the eye it appears dense but on the palate it is round, balanced wine with black fruit and spice from cinnamon and pepper notes. If you come across this little gem in your local wine shop be sure to pick it up!!
I’m not sure if saying the warm weather counts, but that has certainly been a favorite! With some extra bananas around I thought I would treat them and made some homemade peanut butter and banana treats for the fur babies.