So I’m back in Newfoundland. My Mom was with me for 2 weeks in Halifax, and now I’m working from my sister’s home for two weeks, while making sure my Mom is OK and babysitting Maggie
She goes with me everywhere I go.
Corner Brook Newfoundland is just gorgeous in the Fall of the year. The colors are in full bloom and we have been getting some really nice sunny days.
I have to tell you, I’ve started binge watching Yellowstone. I’m not able to get Amazon Prime on my TV, but my sister has it. I just started Season 4 and I’ve only been here a week. Wow, what a good show. I love Kevin Costner.
Also, my sweet Mom has been doing some of her favorite recipes for me, including homemade cabbage rolls and homemade beef stew. Great Fall recipes. Comfort food. Not only because it’s savoury and delicious, but this is the food I grew up on.
Also while I’m here, I’m trying to buy wine that we can’t get in Nova Scotia. Here’s one I’ve had while I’ve been here.
Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon from Lodi California. It’s $2 off right now in Newfoundland, and a fantastic wine for just $20 per bottle. It’s been given 92 Points by Wine Align. It’s the perfect wine to pair with comfort food. Deep and rich with notes of nutmeg and toasted oak. I may have to get another one this weekend.
As you know, my Mom is a Chardonnay wine drinker, so I picked her up this one the other evening.
Aged for a year in both French and American oak, this wine was surprisingly fruity on the palate. She loved it, I really enjoyed it and it’s a great price at $16. A nice full-bodied Chardonnay with some banana and pineapple flavors, and some toasty oak.
It’s not all binge watching Yellowstone while I’m here. I just finished this book.
I’ve been on a bit of a David Baldacci kick recently and this one features his great characters Will Robie and Jessica Reel. This is the 3rd or 4th book I’ve read with these characters and I really enjoy his suspenseful writing.
Well, that’s it for me for this week. Would you believe I’m heading out to do a little Christmas shopping. When my Mom was in Halifax we got a big head start on her Christmas shopping. I’ve started as well. It’s just too much to do in December, I have to start early. December is busy enough as it is, I like to have most of my shopping done by then. Hard to believe, isn’t it. Christmas shopping time.
I have to tell you, I’m really missing my grills, and can’t wait for next week to get grilling again. I’m back in Halifax this coming Friday, October 28, and I’ll probably be grilling Friday night!
Till next week, Cheers. I hope you have a fantastic week.