Author Archives: sipnsoak

Casal Thaulero Sangiovese

I like free stuff.  I love entertaining.  So hosting a Stella & Dot jewellery party was a no brainer.  You invite your friends, family, neighbours, and mom’s friend’s over and supply some appies and wine, while they shop for trendy … Continue reading

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Cake Beauty–Jack Frost Bath & Shower Gel

Winners.  Marshall’s.  TJ Maxx.  While I like the concept, they’re just not for me.  Don’t get me wrong – I love a good deal.  Actually I am obsessed after I get a good deal.  I check out all the prices … Continue reading

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Gabbiano Chianti 2010

There is something so satisfying with strapping on an apron, pouring a glass of wine, and cooking up a storm.  It makes me feel like a housewife from the 60s and I love it.     It makes it feel … Continue reading

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Jackson-Triggs Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc reminds me of that unfortunate kid who is always compared to his perfect sibling.  In this case, the favoured sibling is Cabernet Sauvignon.  Poor Cabernet Franc.  Each statement about Cab Franc compares it to Cabernet Sauvignon.  It can’t … Continue reading

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Jackson Triggs Unity Pinot Grigio

Saturday night.  Glass of white wine is clutched in my hand.  A bottle of Heineken is clutched The Husband’s hands.  Little Monkey is in his crib.  Fire is roaring.  (If an electric fire place can roar).  UFC on the tv.  Feeling snuggly in … Continue reading

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Antolini Mazia Pinot Grigio

Ontario wines have a bad wrap. To be perfectly honest, I generally stay away from them because everybody else does.  However I haven’t tasted an Ontario wine I didn’t like.  Yet I don’t buy them.  It’s just not the in-thing … Continue reading

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EVOO

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been a press-whore in the past few years.  Rachaeal Ray cleverly refers to it as “E-V-O-O”, a catchphrase which is now officially listed in the Oxford American Dictionary Dr Oz promotes it as a healthy fat and … Continue reading

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