2018 Life Logs, Day 13—Weather, Food, and Wine
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Weather: Cold Returning; High 56, Low 16 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
Today 56 degrees for the high, tomorrow 27 degrees. That’s about a 30 degree drop in 24 hours. But 27 degrees for the high is more normal for this time of year. I think we all enjoyed the break from the extreme cold, but back to normal is okay.
I spent my day futzing about in the kitchen. I got out my juicer to make carrot and celery juice for a soup recipe. And I poured through cookbooks, paper and online, to look for new, healthy recipes. I drove over to the Goldstones to check in with Jed and the boys. Heather is out of town for the weekend and I wanted to see if I could be of help. But the boys were busy, busy, busy today outside playing with friends in the warm weather. But with the 30-degree overnight drop in temperature, I’ll check in again tomorrow to see if anyone wants to go to the movies with me to see Paddington 2. But if the boys are still happily playing outside, all the better.
I spent my evening attending the Newcomers Winter Wine Tasting. I’ve never really been to an organized wine tasting event and tonight was fun. I’ve designated 2018 as my year to learn more about wine. I have been a life-long beer drinker, but since there is nothing at all healthy about drinking beer, I’ve decided to investigate red wine. Wine has higher alcohol levels, but red wine has resveratrol which is healthy for you. But to get enough resveratrol, you would have to drink gallons. So maybe it makes no difference, but I shall investigate. Tonight I learned that the first known winery was in Armenia over 6,000 years ago. It seems that as long as there have been humans, we have been fermenting something or another to make an alcoholic drink. I will enjoy 2018 searching for the ‘healthiest’ of the options!