Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
The only adjective listed above that Kansas qualifies to use is "windy". The wind shows its face quite often and can cause a ruckus when it wants to. Even then, there are more days than I can count that were so still and motionless, where the only evidence of any activity around me was the movement of air from my own breathing.
Kansas is a wonderful place, and I'm glad a lot of people don't see that. The open spaces stay wide, the sky stays blue, the air stays fresh, the beauty stays natural, the flowers stay sunny, nature stays wild, and there's more Kansas for me to enjoy.
This girl gets it, and I had to link to her blog entry. Set all of your Kansas stereotypes aside and read what she has to say. It helped me realize my appreciation for all that surrounds me and to know there is no shame in calling Kansas home.
Wimmer Wimmer Chicken Dinner: Dorothy's Slippers Are Definitely Not Here
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
A couple of years ago, we stopped in at Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill in Kansas City for dinner. It was the beginning of my venture into the world of wine. We didn't have any that night but I wrote down some selections from their wine list that I thought sounded good. I'm posting them here so I can finally get rid of this piece of paper that clutters my desk. I still haven't tried these wines. I've been busy. Look out, grapes. One day, I will drink you.
- Beringer White Zinfandel (sweet wine w/rich berry flavors)
- Rex Goliath Pinot Noir (light raspberry, red cherry & cinnamon flavors)
- Ravenswood Vintner's Blend Zinfandel (lush raspberry, blueberry & black cherry flavors)
- Ravenswood Vintner's Blend Shiraz (rich black currant & chocolate flavors)
- Robert Mondavi Prvate Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (rich dark cherry fruit & chocolate flavors)
- Toasted Head Cabernet Sauvignon (black cherry chocolate coffee)
- Wild Horse Merlot (wild berry & mocha)
- Fess Parker Pinot Noir (cherry & red berry flavors w/spice, smoke & herbal nuances)