Category Archives: Food and Wine

Who does not enjoy food and wine? We do and these posts deal with food and wine experiences.

Coming Home After An Amazing Weekend!

Fact: Greenland is the world’s largest island, located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The total area of Greenland is 2,166,086 square kilometers (836,330 square miles). It is around 2,650 kilometers (1,650 miles) long … Continue reading

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Fact: Avalon’s golf course was first built in 1892, making it the oldest course in southern California. We were up and moving at 0-dark:30 AM because we had to have breakfast and then played nine holes of golf. Mary was … Continue reading

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Mostly All Better!

Fact: A woodpecker’s tongue actually wraps all the way around its brain, protecting it from damage when it’s hammering into a tree. Getting out of bed was laborious as I did NOT want to re-sprain the back muscles.  It worked … Continue reading

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More Doctors!

Fact: The earliest written record that mentions the practice of medicine is Hammurabi’s Code from the 18th century BC in Mesopotamia. This extensive code of laws includes information for physicians about payments for successful treatments and punishments for medical failures. … Continue reading

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Coloring Easter Eggs And A Family Get Together!

Fact: Easter lilies are a relatively new tradition. These beautiful blooms first originated in Japan and arrived in England in the late 18th century. The United States only caught onto the trend after World War I. The transition from dormant … Continue reading

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It’s Only Saturday Dear!

Fact: In folklore, Saturday was often viewed as the best day to hunt vampires, as this was the day of the week when they were restricted to their coffins.  The Balkans also believed that if somebody was born on a Saturday, … Continue reading

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The Guys Returned At 8:00 AM

Fact: Electric eels can produce strong electric shocks of around 500 volts for both self-defense and hunting. Minding my own business at 8:00 AM, the doorbell rang.  Say what?  Our head electrician lives in Fountain Valley and was supposed to … Continue reading

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Mid-Week; Domi Comes To Visit!

Fact: There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any American state name.  There’s a Z in Arizona and an X in Texas, but no Q in any of them. We were up at going early because Domi and her … Continue reading

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Time To Work! Time To Play!

Fact: The difference between nectarines and peaches is that nectarines don’t have fuzzy skins. You can graft peach branches onto a nectarine tree or nectarine branches onto a peach tree so you have both types of fruits. A day to relax does not come … Continue reading

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I Hears The Dinner Bell!

Fact: The largest silver-service dinner party took place on 17 July 2008, when 16,206 people were guests at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Centennial Celebration Dinner hosted by the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (USA) in Washington DC, USA. We are planning dinner tonight, … Continue reading

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