Category Archives: reviews

Ancestry DNA: Family throughout history

Recently, I did the Ancestry DNA test to see what ethnicity is running around in my genes. I have been building my family tree on the site, so I sort of knew what to expect.  That doesn’t mean I didn’t see some surprises.  Below is a screenshot of my ancestry DNA ethnicity results: Where did the Italian/Greek come from?  I… Read more »

Review: 125 Chicken Recipes Cookbook

Because I’m trying to save money, I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try. So, when I was given a free copy of the 125 Chicken Recipes cookbook, I was excited to try out the Roasted Chicken Fajitas. I’ve made fajitas before, they are one of my favorite dishes, but never roasted them in the oven.  I was… Read more »

Wine Review: Holman Ranch 2012 Pinot Gris

What exactly is a Pinot Gris? It’s a dry white wine. It’s basically the same as a Pinot Grigio, but slightly different. Pinot Grigio is Italian. Pinot Gris is French. What did I think of the Holman Ranch Pinot Gris? It tasted slightly buttery, but not overly so.  There was a little bite initially followed by a fruity, tart flavor. … Read more »

Wine Review: Holman Ranch 2011 Chardonnay

The good people at Holman Ranch also sent be a bottle of chardonnay to review in addition to the sauvignon blanc I previously reviewed. This is an estate grown chardonnay.  What does estate grown mean on a wine label?  Basically, it’s a fancy way to say that a certain percentage of the grapes are grown by the winery.  OK, it’s… Read more »

Review: Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey

The other day, I received a copy of Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey.  It’s a four episode travel show.  Can I just say that I love her voice? It’s so soothing and British. I first saw Joanna Lumley as Patsy Stone on Absolutely Fabulous.  She is hilarious!  So, when I got the chance to watch a show with her touring Greece,… Read more »