August 25, 2012
It is said that exceptional wines come from places of power. Places that were at one time seabed, before the ocean receded, and were then lifted during geological shift. Many Grand Cru sites were initially given this designation because of the power that was recognized by monks who could see the quality of the land […]
August 22, 2012
Twitter is an amazing tool for linking people to other people and what is happening in the world. Just yesterday I was connected to an issue that I had heard bits and pieces about over recent years in a way that I would not have expected to be affected by so profoundly. When I dug […]
August 19, 2012
Little tundra blueberries are a flavor-packed miracle to experience. I have found them in the tundra of Bristol Bay and interior Alaska, but have had the most luck finding them in Alpine environments. It’s a nice coincidence for me that the best berry patches I have found are adjacent to ski areas I have enjoyed […]
August 15, 2012
Congratulations Mom and Dad! May you have 49 more years of love and fishing. In celebration I am sending you virtual glasses of champagne that you enjoyed at my house a couple of years ago. Cheers, x’s and o’s. Mel
August 4, 2012
Today marks the 11th year since you were born into this world, but you have been an important part of my life since before that day. I can remember relaxing with the family in between fishing tides the summer you were born. We were on the couch and you were stretching and waving to everybody […]
August 2, 2012
All who love salmon have their own special way of preparing it. At the 25th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville, OR I bore witness to yet another way that salmon can be prepared and it was a grand spectacle, befitting of the celebration. For this special evening king salmon from Neah Bay […]
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