...is you have to blog on a regular basis. I know, I'm not exactly being the best blogger of all time, but in all fairness to me, it's been a pretty busy Summer. And, I'm new at this, so I ask that you be patient and have faith, since I have so much to share with you about some pretty wonderful food/wine/travel stories from this past Summer. I just need to make more of an effort to block out some time to put stories to blog.
Although we have had a busy Summer, I must admit that the main culprit in my not blogging the past few weeks has to do with my other love: TV. I have just recently discovered the beautiful and time-sucking abyss that is Netflix. Oh my. A TV-lovers wet-dream. I've been spending most of my free time re-watching the David Tennant & Matt Smith years on "Doctor Who" (brought about by having watched Tennant in "Broadchurch", a darker, and more serious role for Tennant, which I very much enjoyed it). Oh to be a companion to one of these Doctors and time travel in that glorious blue box! Bow ties are cool, and hearing "Alons-y!" or "Geronimo!" puts a big ol' smile on my face.
So there you have it. You can blame the BBC and Netflix for my having been silent these past few weeks (side comment: the Brits know how to make good TV). But, to whet your appetite, here are some stories that I'll be posting this month:
* Wine weekend in Niagara-On-The-Lake
* Dinner at Martin Picard's "Cabane A Sucre Pied de Cochon"
* Wineries near Windsor, Ontario
* and of course, some wine reviews.
Looking ahead to October, we'll have some more wine/food/travel stories to share including our annual pilgrimage with great friends to Beau's Oktoberfest (http://www.beaus.ca/oktoberfest
). We've been going to Beau's festival of all things German every year since it began, and the festival keeps getting better and better each year. From a foodie perspective, there is some delicious food being served by many wonderful restaurants from around the Ottawa valley, and of course there are multiple Beau's beers to enjoy. What makes it even better is the transportation that is organized by Beau's for folks in Ottawa, and new this year, Montreal and Cornwall. No need to worry about driving as you can pay a bit extra to ride a yellow school bus there and back. It's always a great time (even when it's cold and rainy, as was the case a few years), and best enjoyed with friends. I highly recommend it.
Cheers to the weekend!