Pares Balta Mas Petit on My Organic Sunday

The grounds of Grade A Gardens in Johnston were a perfect spot to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.  Five acres nestled in among town homes and roadways are where Jordan Clasen works his magic on neatly-tended rows of kale, fields of garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, turnips–you name it. Jordan is quick with a smile as...

J Winery Pinot Gris on a Hot Summer Sunday

Sunny and hot!  Oh, how I love Summer Sundays.As the sun dipped behind neighboring rooftops, it was time for a crisp, cooling wine in the shade. The J Winery Pinot Gris California packaging screams REFRESHMENT with its clear bottle showcasing the gentle golden hue of the wine and the simple adornment of the sunny...

The Beach House Red at Swanky SWINE

SWINE! ….where cork meets pork!What a great event held each year in Ankeny on the grounds of DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College).  Des Moines metro area chefs serve up wonderful creations utilizing pork.  Iowa wineries, as well as the Ankeny Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits pour samples of a wide variety of wines. Sundresses...