Dear eggs benedict,

Yet again, another eggs benedict meal at Cork | Fire Kitchen

Yet again, another eggs benedict meal at Cork | Fire Kitchen

Surprise, surprise: Alma got eggs benedict again. I’m thinking I may need to do an eggs benedict special section at some point in the future. I just love them so much! Anyway, this meal came from the Cork | Fire Kitchen, part of my Temecula adventure over winter break.

It could help that it was a gorgeous day, not a cloud in the sky with uber comfy couches at the table and a beautiful golf course spread out to my right. Or maybe it was the amazing combination of melted cheese on fried potatoes. Either way, it was a heavenly breakfast on a heavenly day.

Love,
A

Dear Food Wine Club: Dear wine tasting in Temecula,

Delicious wine over a beautiful Temecula vineyard.

Delicious wine over a beautiful Temecula vineyard.

It’s not really a secret: wine tasting is the best thing to do ever. You don’t have to be an oenophile – but that undoubtedly makes you cooler – to enjoy hanging out at a beautiful, rustic vineyard while sampling the oaky, full-bodied, fill-in-wine-adjective fruit juices of its labor.

Specifically, I visited Faulkner Winery. It might have been the calm vibe, the setting sun or the unseasonably warm December, but it was transcendent. A particular favorite was the Hot Lips mulled wine (yes, the irony of a mulled wine in Southern California is not lost on me but it was delicious). Add a piece of chocolate with the taste, and the evening is complete.

Love,
A