Scotch Tasting dinner extravaganza.

All I can say is, this was one of the best dinners I've ever had. And yes I ate almost everything on my no eat list, but it was so worth it. Really really worth it. Below I will have pictures and descriptions of what we had. It was almost a 3 hour dinner. We were both ready to explode by the end. I couldn't eat everything. 

It was held at the Bistro Napa in the Atlantis casino and resort, Reno Nevada. It was a fantastic end to a very relaxing day in the day spa. (though I did manage to get a really really bad sunburn) 

Scotch Dinner Menu with pictures"


Smoked Scottish Salmon with aged gouda and toasted caraway in a wonton cup. Served with a Cardhu Cocktail.

Smoked Salmon

Cardhu Coctail


Scotch eggs:Qual eggs, lamb sausage with fresh rosemary and lemon thyme. Baby Frisee, radish sprouts, Dijon mustard vinagetted. Accompanied by Oban 14 year old Scotch.

Scotch eggs with Oban 14 year old scotch.


Potted Game Bird: Pheasant and Duck Confit, stonefruit marmalade, toasted Brioche. Served with Glenkinchie 10 year old scoth. In my opinion this was the best pairing of food with scotch for the evening. The finish of the scotch over the marmalade was simply divine.

Yep it's been a while.

A very long while. I've been ill. The doctors can tell me what I don't have but not what I have. I'm starting to feel better though, just run down.  I've had severe pain in my side but it's getting better. It's not appendicitis like originally thought, it's not gallbladder or diverticulitis and not a bunch of other stuff I can't pronounce. 

The latest news is my painting "Bloom" is on display for the month of May, at the Quincy Courthouse, in Quincy, California.  It was originally supposed to be "Bloom" and "Beyond the Veil" but there wasn't enough space to accommodate everyone. I'm not complaining. i'm just happy Im on display.

My Zumba certification got pushed out again because I've been sick. Not sure when I'll get to do it, but I have a year to get it done. Hopefully I'll find a closer venue once we move.

B is treating us to a two day excursion wednesday and thursday. It should be fun and relaxing. We are doing a day spa and then a Scotch tasting dinner thursday evening. I can't wait. I'll have lots of pics to post when we get back. I think we are going to have an amazing room.

Yes, this is me!

This is me. This is who I am. I probably won't change, though I am trying. I've made leaps and bounds in the last few months. I am who I am. Yes, I shut off. I don't like it, but it's survival. I'm sorry you don't understand. You probably never will. But this is me. You either love me or you don't. You either deal or you don't. That's all. I am who I am and that is all. I've overcome shitloads. I've dealt with hell. My emotions are too strong sometimes I have to shut them down rather than go crazy or explode. That is who I am.   or