Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Don't Spanx Me!" has officially kicked off

The wedding dress has arrived so I have officially started my "Don't Spanx Me" exercise and eating healthy regiment.
The Plan:
Jog once a day -  (or as soon as I go back to Florida I am going swimming - I can't wait) ( knowing myself I won't keep up the jogging once a day so I am building in some sort of exercise to substitute it with  maybe a nice hike or a day canoeing, I miss our bikes from Berlin).

Eat 3 Healthy Meals a day: Breakfast
Lunch (biggest meal of the day)
Dinner (eat before 6 pm)

Crunches and Push-ups at night before bed.

Let's see how this goes...wish me luck! End date TBA.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Simply Sophisticated: Wine, Cheese, Bread & Jam

Simply Sophisticated: Stonewall Kitchen's Peach Pomegranate Jam! The other week we were hosted at a friend's apartment in NYC for wine & cheese and I could not get over how delicious this jam was! I highly recommend you should all try it. It has the sophistication I miss from Europe with the home grown flavors of a place true to my heart, Maine (thank you Jess - you've changed my life).

French Baguette
Peach Pomegranate Jam
Topped with a hard Goat Cheese or a cheese with some spice (heat)
Paired with a red wine of your choice

To Order:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

North Fork, Long Island - Stick a fork in it!

New beginnings are ahead!  Drew passed the New York Bar exam, spring is in full bloom and the grapes are beginning to bud. So to celebrate we decided to spend some great, quality, family-time out on the North Fork, Long Island. We mostly spent our time in sweet bliss, dreaming about our futures and sampling the local wine and beer of the area.

We managed to cover a sampler from the Roanoke Vineyard, a glass at Sparkling Pointe (channel your inner Brazilian carnival spirit) and a beer sampler (the highlight of Drew's trip) at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. My brother and his girlfriend enjoyed a Spanish wine tasting class at Lieb Family Cellars while Drew and I took an excursion to the edge of Orient Point. Winter is gone! Go out and enjoy the spring season!