FOOD & WINE with Kevin

Kevin’s First Food Blog:

Kevin's Pride and Joy, his very own wine room!

Kevin’s Pride and Joy, his very own wine room!

Sherrie said that I could write a food and wine blog on her page – By all means, thank you very much! It took me a while to figure what to lead off with. So I will start with an introduction on how I learned to cook and my influences.

The first thing that I remember cooking was fried toast for my brother. I need to point out I had to fry the toast because I melted crayons in the toaster (maybe I’ll tell that story later). I was six years old and always an early riser. My parents were and are always work ethic oriented.  My father – God bless him – worked a swing shift most of his life whether it was on the line or in management, he worked.

Back in the day…

When I was young we had three and one-half channels. PBS was the half channel, since it only came in over the antenna we rarely watched.  But when I did I watched Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet Justin Wilson The Cajun Chef (great story about him) and JULIA CHILD-“THE FRENCH CHEF!”

I remember watching professional wrestling and cooking shows, I remember trying wrestling moves with my friends and trying to cook in the kitchen when nobody was looking.

FRIED TOAST – so back to the beginning. My brother and I would get up EARLY on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons. I was six and he was two.  Hence, I would pull a chair up to the stove and heat up a cast iron skillet.  Then I would proceed to melt butter in the skillet and fry a piece of bread. Then I would apply more butter and top it off with Karo corn syrup and cut it up for him and make some for myself.

ENTER the mom – Happy that we were safe but worried to death that I would that I would burn me or my brother or start a fire (again another story for another time). Repeatedly told not to do that but I just couldn’t stay away from the stove.

I always watched my mother and grandmother cook and tried to emulate them, sometimes hitting it but sometimes missing the mark.

In the future..

Hopefully, one day I will get it right. Hope you enjoy my future blogs on the food and wine that Sherrie and I enjoy on our travels and even upstairs in our wine room!.  Yes, the photo you see is our own private wine room, I finally got it!


Romantic Valentines Dinner 2017

View of the Eiffel Tower at Antoine
View of the Eiffel Tower


Private Beach Dinner at the St. Regis Kauai

Private Beach Dinner in Kauai

Come join my husband Kevin and myself on our holidays. We hope we can entice you to travel too!

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