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Finally Friday

The last couple of weeks have been rough. I was going to share joyous (and so delicious) details about my first wine tasting trip to Napa Valley, but it just felt wrong. So, I’m going to postpone until next week to give myself and everyone else a moment to breathe and reflect. Check back on Tuesday for the beginning of Napa Valley wine month. 

In the meantime, here is a wrap-up of some things you might enjoy:

Prevent Measurement Mishaps With This Simple Salt Conversion Chart from Epicurious. You know how much trouble I have had with kosher salt that hasn’t dissolved or recipes turning out too salty. Andy ran across this article that might help.

Epic Gardening has an excellent review of how to grow onions, garlic, and leeks. I’m in the midst of growing yellow onions, and this really helped prevent me from digging up the bulbs – they are so not ready!

The Older I Get the More Minimalism Appeals to Me by Maureen Campaiola. I don’t know about you, but I’m once again reflecting on stuff, why we have so much stuff, and how to move forward.

I spent $1,000 for a 45-square-foot bedroom with its own bathroom on a 30-hour Amtrak ride. Take a look inside by Joey Hadden. Even though most of my long-haul train travel in Europe was not glamorous, I still have a romantic notion about traveling by rail. Before Covid, I had a goal of testing it out in the United States. I haven’t done it yet, but the desire is definitely there. 

Unusual and Affordable Summer White Wines. Finally, this remains one of our most popular wine posts here, and, with the summer season is upon us, it is worth a read (or re-read) before you shop.