5 Wine Tasting Tips for Beginners – How to Taste Like a Pro

I know what you’re thinking…what does a pro taste like?  Silly you. You’re meant to taste the wine. It’s much, much more satisfying 🙂  So how does one go about learning to taste wine?  I went to my very first wine tasting last week and it was very overwhelming.  I had no idea how much […]

The Best Night

It’s dark except for the nightlight on her dresser. “Put your head on my shoulder and I’ll sing to you.” “Tinkle tinkle staw?” “No, something different tonight.” “The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.  Down came the rain and washed the spider out.  Out came the sun and dried up all the rain […]

How to Write Flash Fiction – a Beginners Guide

I know I’ve been going on and on and on about flash fiction for the past few weeks. Interested in learning more about the form? Read on… I don’t pretend to be an expert on the subject, however, I’ve read an awful lot of the stuff and I’ve written some too. I like to think […]

Potato, Cauliflower, Leek Soup with Bacon

This version of potato and bacon soup is one of my favourites for winter, it just has that ‘stick to your rib’ goodness. If you wanted to get really fancy you could sprinkle with some shredded sharp cheddar before serving or grated carrot would add color too if you want to skip the cheese.  This is […]