Monday, June 10, 2013
The Paris Baguette inside Zion Market opened this weekend. We happened to be there to do some shopping and I was super excited when I saw signs of life for Paris Baguette. We also noticed some more additions to the new Zion market, like new food court restaurants.
First, Paris Baguette. It’s about the same size as the one located inside H Mart.
There were a lot of the same items: fully decorated cakes, croissants, other pastries and breads, sponge cakes, macarons and more.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
My ice pop making obsession continues despite the June gloom hovering over San Diego. Normally I love the weather in San Diego, but not during June gloom. Last month we were enjoying sunny, mid 70s weather. Now it’s June and the skies are gray, the wind is kicking up and the temperatures have cooled considerably.
I’m still pretending it’s summer and warm by making lots and lots of popiscles. My latest idea was to create a blueberry swirl popsicle. I made them healthier by using fresh blueberries and fat free yogurt.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
I love ending my Sunday evenings with a glass of wine, trying to ignore looming Monday. Mr. K and I didn’t used to drink much wine until a trip to Temecula for wine tasting a few years ago. After doing tastings at almost all of the wineries in Temecula, we were finally able to develop an appreciation for wines. We love going wine tasting and we’ve recently accumulated a lot of bottles of dessert wines from recent trips to Napa, Sonoma, and some other sources. I thought I’d share some of the more memorable ones.
Jessup Cellars 2006 Cabernet Port
We’ve tasted a lot of ports over the years but this is by far our favorite. Sweet, smooth finish, with hints of black cherry flavor from the cabernet. Whenever we go to Napa Valley, we like to stop by Jessup Cellars. They have great tastings with friendly staff and crackers, cheese, chocolate. You can read more about my first tasting here. It’s definitely on the pricey side, but it’s the best port we’ve had and worth it for us.
This is a wine spritzer from right here in San Diego. I love the bottle design. It’s so perfect for a party. I was recently given a couple of complimentary bottles of the Sauvignon Blanc to sample since this is a new product (they also offer a syrah version). I really enjoy it. It’s crisp and light. Unlike most wine spritzers, there’s no sugar added. I think the bottles are perfect for parties and it’s a great drink for people who want something bubbly or are looking for a low calorie wine drink.
V. Sattui Madeira
I first heard about this wine from my mother who had tried it at a party. She raved about it and mentioned that it is quite well known and is so popular that customers are limited to the number of bottles they can purchase.