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Aussie Prawn and Scallop Skewers with Rosemount Diamond Chardonnay

The sun is finally shining after several days of rain here in San Diego.  This reminded me of the perfect time for some skewers and relaxing outside with some great company.  This recipe is from A Vintage Murder part of the Wine Lover's Mystery Series.  All my Wine Lover's Books have great recipes, and Happy Hour also has great food and wine pairings.   ½ cup mango chutney ½ cup orange juice ½ cup sweet and tangy barbecue sauce 8 pineapple chunks, each about 1” square 12 large prawns, peeled and deveined 12 large sea scallops 8 cherry tomatoes 8 pearl onions blanched, peeled In a food processor or blender purée chutney, orange juice, and barbecue sauce until smooth. Thread four 12-inch skewers in the following order: pineapple, prawn, scallop, tomato, onion, prawn, scallop, tomato, onion, prawn, scallop, pineapple. Brush skewers liberally with sauce and place in center of cooking grate. Grill 6 to 8 minutes or until prawns are pink and scallops are opaqu

Changes with Aging

You know it’s a very sad day when you realize that there is going to come a day when your parents will no longer be around. I think there are many of us now between our 40’s and 50’s who are living this reality and on top of that reality, we are also living with the fact that as our parents age, we find ourselves in the position of taking care of them. I now find myself right there in that place. I have always been a caretaker by nature. I was the favored babysitter in the neighborhood as a kid mainly because I had no real social life. But also because I really loved t babysit. I had children fairly young starting in my early twenties and having my third one in my early thirties. I’ve always loved to take care of children and animals. It’s something that makes me feel needed and good. But now in my early forties I am finding that is no longer small kids I am taking care of. I do still take care of my kids but obviously they are older now. And of course I still have a plethora of ani

Girlfriendology Interview

It's no mystery ... when you get the girls together, it's gonna be fun and there might be some wine involved! (At least among my girlfriends!) Check out my interview with Girlfriendology the online community for women based on inspiration, appreciation and celebration of female friendship. Girlfriends make us healthier, happier, less stressed, live longer and even feel more beautiful.