5 Tips for Hosting A Wine Tasting

5 tips for hosting a wine tasting event

I love going to vineyards and wine tastings, which have provided first hand experience on the techniques for proper wine tasting. After visiting dozens of vineyards, AND actually HOSTING my own wine tasting. I want to share my knowledge with you. Believe or not, I hosted two tastings as an adult fellowship program at ourRead more

Wine and Shopping in Highlands, NC

Sip and Shop Highlands Food and Wine Festival

Sampling various wines and shopping throughout the beautiful town of Highlands, North Carolina, with my husband – made for one of the most pleasant Saturday’s ever! Sip and Shop Saturday was just one of the events at the 2017 Highlands Food and Wine Festival. Edible Upcountry and Edible Asheville Magazines partnered with the Highlands Chamber of CommerceRead more

Cocktail Spirits Elevated by Bitters

bitters cocktails joanns food bites

What are “bitters?” Historically, bitters were derived from herbs, roots, fruits, infused with wine and used medicinally during Egyptian times. During the Middle Ages, distilled alcohol was included but bitters were still used as a preventative medicine. In the 19th Century, the British incorporated Canary Wine (white fortified wine imported from mainland Spain or theRead more

Perfect Birthday Gift for a Foodie

Birthday gift for a foodie JoAnn's Food Bites

Another birthday has rolled around and although my husband did not inquire as to what I might like to do, I decided to create my own birthday celebration. Food adventures are what I love to do whenever we go on vacation or visit a new city. The culinary adventure I planned when we were inRead more

Comfort and Flavor at Terrace Restaurant in Greenville

Terrace Restaurant Greenville, South Carolina

Founder and CEO, Stewart Penick has brought his flavorful, comfortable dining experience to Greenville.  With two successful locations in North Carolina, Terrace offers traditional southern cuisine prepared in a more modern upscale style.   Signature Style of Southern Comfort Food Stewart Penick, with persuasion from his nephew Jacob, opened their first Terrace location in 2009.Read more

JoAnn’s Whiskey Tarter Sauce

Yields approximately 4 servings. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. This can be kept in the refrigeration, in an air-tight container for about a week.     1/2 cup of your favorite mayonnaise 1 1/2 Tablespoons of sweet pickle relish 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 1 teaspoon of finely chopped lemongrass 2 green onions, chopped,Read more

Meal 1: In Our Series of 3 Meals For 2 People Without Leftovers

Beef Taco Casserole for two people no leftovers joanns food bites

Three Meals for Two People Meal One: Beef Taco Casserole This meal is designed for a weeknight of maybe chilling out and having a cocktail. It goes great with a margarita….see my classic margarita recipe by clicking HERE The following are our ingredients for meal one     Directions for Beef Taco Casserole for TWORead more