Last Fall I did a post discussing the 5 types of wine. Many of you reached out and requested that I go more in-depth and share my semi-professional aka wino expertise with you all. One of the beautiful things about living in Middle Tennessee is that this area is surrounded by gorgeous vineyards. Yep you read that right! Vineyards right here in The South. There is no written law that states only California can grow grapes. LOL Of the five main types of grapes grown in the United States, American and French-American hybrid varieties are the best adapted to Tennessee growing conditions. One of my favorite types of grapes for wine is Muscadine. Which leads me to today’s discussion of red wine.
Red wines are not really better than white wines, but a well made red wine has more flavor components and are typically more complex that white wines. The skins of red wine grapes give it their color, tannin and assorted fruit flavors. Red grape skins are kept in the fermenting vat for a longer period of time.
*Disclaimer: I am not a food blogger so please excuse my pitiful picture!*
Just because you’re eating healthier and working out doesn’t mean you can’t also have treats. I LOVE deviled eggs but the mayo needed for the recipe is full of extra calories and fat. My mom has been substituting yogurt in place of mayonnaise for years and it taste just as good if not better!
Happy Monday! Since my nail art skills have been sub par lately I’ve decided to stick with what I know…polka dots! LOL How can you go wrong with polka dots? I mean you can make so many cool designs and you don’t need any artistic ability at all. If you’re like me, you love experimenting with new designs but usually fall flat on your face in that department. I bought these awesome nail plates with a gift card from Amazon.com and for 2 weeks straight I tried my hardest to recreate something. Each attempt was met with me looking like Florida Evans from Good Times…smh!
One of the first questions I get asked by my customers is “How many charms can you fit in your Origami Owl Locket?” Origami Owl has 4 lockets. We carry a mini, medium, large and our newest heart locket. As a general rule of thumb, I recommend the following:
Mini Locket: 1-2 Charms
Medium Locket: 4-7 Charms
Large Locket: 7-12 Charms
Heart Locket: 4-7 Charms
With that being said, it really depends on the charms. Some of the charms are small (like the birthstones and pearl) and some charms are large (like the children birthstones and some of travel charms).