This Week's Wine Rack Find

Fetch Me My Wine

Imagine your dog fetching your favorite bottle of wine with glasses in mouth. That would be a good trick for your furry friend to master. Produced out of the highest quality wood available, with attention to quality of craftmanship and finish.

Seller: brotherjon


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Whimsical Bella Hand Painted Lead Free Wine Glasses

This handmade item was featured on the front page of ETSY!! —

I am simply in love with these glasses (and they are my favorite colors, too). I have never seen more beautiful craftsmanship than that from this Etsy seller! Unique, lead-free, hand-painted glassware that is simply stunning!! I love the stained glass appearance as well as the attention to artistic detail. The artist captures astounding dimension!

Her creations would definitely make great holiday gift ideas for the wine lover. Custom requests make it easy to match your decor. Choose from many glass pieces or create a whole set!

$25.00 (Set of 2)

Check out this seller's other items on ETSY: vsilcoxdesigns

This Week's Wine Rack Find

Trapeze Glass Tree

Very eclectic and artistic way to store wine and a few of your favorite glasses. Choose one of four finishes: Copper, Gold, Black or Steel.



This Week's Wine Rack Find

Curvy Wine Rack

Once again, a great find on etsy.com! How cool is this one? Kind of on the spendy side, yet the personality speaks for itself. It even has a drawer to put corkscrews, a wine journal or whatever else you need to stash away!

www.etsy.com by dustfurniture


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Pair Of Celtic Knots And Crowned Heart Cobalt Wine Glasses

I know it's not the right holiday coming up, but being Irish... I love these!!

Beautiful cobalt blue glasses with clear stems, adorned with the Claddagh symbolizing love (heart), friendship (hands) & loyalty (crown). The expression associated with these symbols was "With my hands I give you my heart, and crown it with my love." Celtic knots wrap around back of glass.

Share a drink with someone you cherish!

Seller: zephyrsart
$28.00 (set of 2)


What every bacon lover needs

Died laughing when I saw these – and the description...

"Bacon is cool. Band-Aids are cool. Isn't it about time someone mated these two glorious inventions? Well urine luck. I mean you're in luck!"

Lot's of other cool bacon merchandise here.


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Metal Wine Rack Bottle Holder

Let's keep with the fall theme this week. Not sure this one necessarily qualifies, but it reminds me of Autumn and is tastefully done. I normally don't care for metal hanging sculpture-like racks, but this one is an exception!

(sold by SHOPZEUS)


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Autumn Wine Glasses

Fall is my favorite season! The colors are portrayed well in these beautifully, hand-painted wine glasses. Lots of other unique pieces available at Pamela Clark Designs.

Contact for prices or to customize your order
Email: pam32479@aol.com


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Blomus - Cino Wine Bottle Holder

To keep with the tri-pod theme of the week, here is a very affordable bottle holder made of durable stainless steel. Provides an ideal fit for a standard wine bottle.




Wine Glass Find of the Week

Louise Tripod Wine Glass

These delicate, hand-made glasses are simply eye catching! Remarkably stable in balance and made by the best European glass blowers.

By Dutch designer, Maarten Baptist for the Umbra U+ Collection.

$125.00 (set of 4)


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Skeleton Hand Wine Glass

Just in time for Halloween!! The ultimate Gothic table glassware for your party or gag gift.

Natural looking skeleton hand made of durable resin, holds a real wine glass (not plastic). Packed in a coffin shaped box for an added touch of fright!


This Week's Wine Rack Find

D'Vine Wine Rack, Brushed Copper

Can't get enough of Signature Home Styles! Every time I go to a party I fall in love with their products.

The Fall Idea Book also has a matching recipe book holder (which I own and LOVE) and paper towel holder.

$42.00 (Pages 82-83)


So Whatcha Want? More COWBELL!!

This is too funny! Imagine the Beastie Boys with 55% cowbell and 31% Walken! Now all we need is Will Ferrell dancing in the background in a cropped wool sweater with his gut bouncing around. Priceless!

Click the arrow to hear the more cowbell version... Then follow the link below to make your own!!

 Make your own at MoreCowbell.dj 

Don't get it? Here's the background scoop from "morecowbell.dj":

"More cowbell" is an American pop culture catch phrase originally derived from an April 8, 2000 Saturday Night Live comedy sketch about the recording of the song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult. The sketch featured guest host Christopher Walken as music producer Bruce Dickinson and Will Ferrell as fictional cowbell player Gene Frenkle. In the television special Saturday Night Live: 101 Most Unforgettable Moments, this sketch is moment number five."

Cue up "Cozy in the Rocket" — Grey's is back tomorrow!


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Chain Bottle Holder

Made you look! Definitely not my style, but I had to post this one for its uniqueness. Let physics take over and create the illusion of a floating wine bottle. Made of nickel-plated iron chain. By Peleg Design, Israel.

Available online at The Afternoon

Wine Glass Find of the Week

Champagne Glasses

Once again, I'm fascinated by double-walled glasses. Champagne looks so pretty in these! Arrives in a gift box... perfect hostess gift.

Set of 2


This Week's Wine Rack Find

The Vandehaar - 6 Bottle Wine Rack

Another great Etsy find! Original design by Anthony David Oliver.

Beautifully crafted, architectural wine rack made of solid red oak. Unit can also be wall mounted. Anthony has a few other unique wine storage creations worth checking out in his online shop.



Wine Glass Find of the Week

Two of My Favorite Things — Wine & Flowers

Aster Hand Painted Wine Glass

With Christmas just around the corner, here's a great gift idea for your favorite wine lover and gardener!!

These intricately hand-painted wine glasses are certainly a must to check out. My favorite is the Blue/White Aster featured below, which is painted in non-toxic, acrylic enamel paint. Top-shelf dishwasher safe, yet hand washing is recommended to preserve the design.

The Painted House & More site features many floral designs, or you can contact Amy to create custom glassware for a special event or theme. With a variety of glasses to choose from, why not create a full set? Coordinating dinner pieces also available. She also offers many other painted items... great ideas for weddings, birthday, or cocktail parties!

$16.00 (set of 2)

Or check out her Etsy Shop here...


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Functional Wine and Glass Rack

This is definitely a unique find! Linear Steel Sculpture by Artistic Alchemy. Holds 1 bottle of wine and up to 6 wines glasses between the bottom rails.

The Artistic Alchemy studio creates one of a kind artwork from cold rolled flat bar steel. Each piece is individually hand forged to achieve the desired shape and design. Check out their other designs!!



Wine Glass Find of the Week

Rocking Wine Glasses

What will those crazy Romanians think of next?! Here's an odd concept... wine glasses that rock in place. What a way to intensify a wine buzz... I'm interested to see these in action!

Uncommon Goods has done it once again! Nice gift idea — Subtle, speckled design in four colors: yellow, fuchsia, green & blue.

$55.00 (Set of 4)


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Ola Wine Rack by Hiroshi Tsunoda

Major impact... This is a piece of art more than a wine rack! Created from a bended metal sheet and painted in powerful colors.


View more of Tsunoda's masterpieces here


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Crimson Glassware

Dramatic and different... These beautiful crimson colored glasses feature a frosted stem and a hand painted drop of wine. The Crimson Collection is a modern tribute to those whose stories have been retold in modern and historic folklore for centuries. Inspired by one of the things Romania is most known for... Vampires. Stock up early for Halloween! Oooh, spooky!

Also available in Martini and Shot.

Set of 2 — $36.50
Case of 24 — $341.00


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Sculptural Wine Rack - Espresso

To stay in tune with the Beijing Olympics, here's an Asian inspired wine rack. Cradles 12 bottles of wine in its beautiful, espresso brown wood finish. Best of all, it's available at Target!!



Wine Glass Find of the Week

Classic Range Wine Glass by Urban Bar

I love the simplicity and elegance of these glasses. Goblet-like, yet fun! This photo would have made an excellent airbrush rendering way back in my college years. Get the "frisket" out, baby!

Too bad you can only buy them in the UK :(
I liked them so much that I decided to still add them.

Medium (300ml/10.5oz) £12.99
Large (400ml/14oz) £14.99


Designer Dog Poo Bags

I know this is really gross, but I had to laugh when I came across this.

Design duo, Nina Dautzenberg & Andrea Gadesmann, of Junge Schactel, went all out on this one. Great branding on such an abstruse product! Maybe it's the designer in me, but they're such cute little bags for doggy bombs.

Love the sayings... "Grab & Go!", "Spoiled Brat", "Scratch & Sniff", "Doggy Style", "Shit Happens", "Size Matters", "Doggy Bag" and "Don't Blame Me"

Sure hope that bag the little pupper's holding is empty!


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Wave Wine Rack

Very delicate design made from strips of black steel. Nice and compact, too!

$22.95 (4 bottle rack)
$29.95 ( 6 bottle rack)



Wine Glass Find of the Week

Illusion Wine Glasses

Not your typical stemware! Create an illusion with these modern wine glasses. Make them even more unique when you add a beverage of your choice... The color just pops! Also check out the matching champagne glasses.

$75.00 (set of 4)


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Moorish 8-Bottle Wine Rack

This attractive design would be welcome in any room. Holding up to 8 bottles of wine, this piece is inspired by the intricate ironwork found in the markets of Morocco, Spain. Great detail! Great bargain!



Wine Glass Find of the Week

Bottle Of Wine Glass

Do you find yourself promising you're only going to have just one glass? This one holds an entire bottle!! All you need now is some Depends and you're all set!



But you don't look sick...

It's finally time for a Public Service Announcement about LUPUS...

My Story

I've heard it time and time again... "But you look okay" and "you sure don't look sick so you must be feeling good." It's a good thing I don't like look I feel some days!! Other people think that pain is all in your head. Sometimes they just don't know what to say and think you're exaggerating. Some people think that since a week has passed you're feeling better and are pain-free just like they would be. Minimizing the seriousness of the pain will just make it magically disappear, right? You obviously haven't experienced lupus!

It all started in 1992 when I had mono my first year of college. It seemed like I was never able to get rid of it. The unexplained pains and aching, mystery symptoms, the extreme fatigue... I would sleep the day away if I could! Then the extreme joint pain set in and I struggled most of my college career, especially during the winter. Maybe it's stress, or depression the doctors would say. Blood tests were off the charts. The clinic visits became more frequent, yet nobody could figure out what was wrong. How frustrating! Why would I make myself feel like this? They even sent me to a cancer clinic with no avail.

After our son was born the pain increased even more and after a few years I felt like I could hardly walk. Just waking up was a chore. Work was frustrating; trying to stay focused and make the pain go away. I also feel like I missed out on a few great years when our son was a baby because I was so damn tired all I wanted to do was sleep! Yet I couldn't because everything hurt!

After a very thorough examination by my new primary physician (whom my husband finally told me to go to), she referred me to a rheumatologist to see if I maybe had rheumatoid arthritis, or possibly lupus. How frightening, yet somebody finally believes there is something wrong with me! I was finally diagnosed in 2000 with SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) after battling the symptoms for what seemed like an eternity. It was determined that I also have Connective Tissue Disease along with Fibromyalgia. The positive thing is that with medication most people (like myself) with lupus can live a normal life. Unfortunately every cold, flu, or virus that rolls around I always seem to catch. That's the other bad thing about having an impaired immune system.

I've been lucky and have only dealt with a few bad flare-ups since being diagnosed. Unfortunately, I'm in the beginning stages of one again right now. This time my diaphragm is involved and has been causing shortness of breath along with spleen enlargement, low-grade fevers, pain and fatigue. Every day seems to bring on a new mysterious symptom setting me in a "Google-Frenzy" trying to figure out what is going on. So far, believe it or not, this has been a little easier to handle than the extreme joint pain I've experienced in the past. That still doesn't make it any fun, in fact I'm dreading having to go back and forth to specialists. Hopefully, I'll find out at my next appointment on Thursday what our plan of attack will be. The good thing is these doctors are specialized with the organs involved and can hopefully help lessen the flare. I've heard this a million times from family members, too, but always make sure you return to your doctor for your yearly (or however often they request) tests... even if you feel okay! Ladies, this includes the dreaded woman-parts doctor as well. Whether you have lupus or not, you need to take care of yourself. The annoying tests they run also serve as a great reference point if something goes wrong later on.

One of the ways I've found relief is through the love and support of my family & friends. Sometimes just having someone listen to the crap my body goes through helps soothe my soul a little. Occasionally I'm crabby because I'm in excruciating pain for days. They are the ones that know and understand that I'm not feeling quite right and don't hold judgment against me or think that I'm just being lazy or bitchy on purpose. Most importantly, I can't let lupus run my life! I still need to be involved with the things I enjoy, just maybe on a lesser level. I occasionally need to be reminded when it's time to kick it down a notch and take care of myself.

My story is very similar to that of many other people with lupus. Unfortunately, some patients have a more severe struggle and acquire irreversible damage. I can consider myself very lucky so far.

Enough already. So what is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic (long-lasting) autoimmune disease in which the immune system becomes overactive and starts attacking normal tissue. This results in inflammation, which in turn brings on the symptoms. The disease can affect various parts of the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and brain.

Normally the body's immune system helps protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other foreign materials. In an autoimmune disorder like lupus, the body cannot tell the difference between foreign substances and its own cells and tissues. The immune system then makes antibodies directed against itself causing inflammation, pain and damage in various parts of the body.

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) estimates 1.5 - 2 million Americans have a form of lupus, but the actual number may be higher since many cases go undiagnosed. More than 90% of people with lupus are women. Symptoms occur most often when women are in their childbearing years, between the ages of 15 and 45. There is no single diagnostic test for lupus. Diagnosis is quicker than it was 20 years ago, yet some doctors need to be more aware of this debilitating disease as it frequently gets overlooked. When lupus is in the early stages, it takes a while to diagnose since the disease develops slowly and builds over time.

Think you or someone you know might have lupus?

Some of the main symptoms include:

  • Achy or swollen joints
  • Low-grade fever
  • Unexplained, prolonged extreme fatigue
  • Skin rashes, including a butterfly shaped rash across the cheeks and nose
  • Pain in the chest on deep breathing
  • Anemia or other hematological disorder
  • Excessive protein in the urine (renal disorder)
  • Sensitivity to sun or ultraviolet light
  • Hair loss
  • Abnormal blood clotting problems
  • Fingers turning white and/or blue in the cold
  • Seizures
  • Mouth or nose ulcers lasting longer than two weeks
Most people with lupus do not experience all of the symptoms above, but it can serve as a guide for diagnosis, or to signal a flare. Note: Many other diseases can mimic lupus, so having one or a few of those symptoms does not necessarily mean you have lupus. Only a doctor and many, many blood tests will determine the diagnosis!

Someone you know has lupus. Help spread awareness and together we can fight for a cure!

Learn more about lupus here:


I'm a Chardonnay

Fresh, spirited, and classic - you have many facets to your personality.
You can be sweet and light. Or deep and complex.
You have a little bit of something to offer everyone...
no wonder you're so popular.
Approachable and never smug, you are easy to get to know (and love!).

Deep down you are: Dependable and modest
Your partying style: Understated and polite
Your company is enjoyed best with: Cold or wild meat

What Kind of Wine Are You?


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Kartell - Infinity Wine Rack by Ron Arad

With 16 interchangable pieces, each measuring 1.25"x3.5"x5.75", this modern rack can be configured in a variety of ways. Change the look whenever you want! Buy multiple sets and you even can add a color twist on your design.

Available in opaline, blue, yellow-green & orange.


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Molo - Float Glassware by Forsythe & Macallen

Simply stunning... Love the suspended design of these! Many other matching handmade pieces are also available to build a beautiful set. Made in the Czech Republic.

$109.00 (set of 2)


Fun with Wordle

Thanks to DailyRX for this link!! Here is my word cloud from recent posts. Wordle is a fun tool especially if you like fonts and layout like me. Only wish you can customize which words are larger, as it's not the popularity of the tag that's generating those.

Make your own here!


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Spectrum Euro Collection

This seven bottle wine rack with satin nickel finish will add an artsy flair to any collection. No cork dryout since bottles lay on a slight downward angle. Score!

Order at Cooking.com


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Nuernberg Bridal Cup

And now, for something completely different...

I recently witnessed this tradition at my friend’s wedding in April. Since her father is German it seemed fitting. The beautifully crafted cup allows the bride and groom to toast to their wedding from the same vessel. A memory that all their guests will certainly not forget either. Can you figure it out?

This German wedding tradition started way back in 1450 and represents the start of a life long union between man and woman and is a symbol of faithfulness and good luck.

Here’s the link if you’d like to read the actual history behind the cup… Quite interesting!

Ich bring dir's!!

Original Pewter Design $179.95
(Prices range from $99.95 - $179.95)


Seriously, wth is this?! LOL!

Is this the next generation of Weird Al? Tay is seriously out of control in this video!! At about 1:15 I seriously lost control laughing. What in the world is he doing?? Follow him to insanity...

If you're totally hooked, download the mp3 and drive your coworkers mad!


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Designchain Multi-Purpose Storage

Versatile modular design can be left free-standing, mounted on a wall or folded on its side to create a wine rack. Each chain is sold with 10 storage tubes, but pods can be added and removed as you desire.

Order at Unica Home

This got a smile out of me today


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Milano Wine Glasses

Beautifully handpainted, mouth-blown glassware made in Romania. Site features 29 coordinated pitcher, decanter and beverage shape options to build your collection.

Prices range from $29.75-$2911.00 (sold in various case sizes)


Christina's Door Opens

Culinary student, Christina, won Hell's Kitchen Season 4 and is the new chef at The London in Hollywood, CA.

Congrats! Awesome episode as well.

This Week's Wine Rack Find

Tropical Wine Rack

After basking in the heat today, I felt this was appropriate!

Cradle your wine (or tequila) in this cute little hammock. Then picture yourself surrounded by palm trees while taking in a cool breeze. Includes a matching bottle stopper.

Order at The Cookie Nook


Wine Glass Find of the Week

I'm starting a new weekly feature in addition to the Weekly Wine Rack... Wine Glass Find of the Week! I simply love wine glasses, don't you? If I bought every set that I really liked, I would need a bigger house to store them all. Whether they're colorful, plain, or completely unique, they add to the whole wine drinking experience. Even the simplest of glasses have character. Here's my first find...

Biarritz Wine

I love the jewel tones and the unique shape of these beautiful handblown glasses! They even match my blog header... yep, I'm a designer.

$26.99 (Set of 2)
Available in green, aqua & clear


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Cinderblock Wine Rack

Store your wine in true redneck fashion! Stackable design, with each unit holding 2-4 bottles. Horizontal or vertical display!

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe... Jen or Matt?

Finale (Part 1) Petrozza vs. Christina

I don't know why I expected this week's episode to be a 2-hour finale. Very disappointed it wasn't! Also a correction from my last Hell's Kitchen post... I said they would be crowned Sous-Chef for the new LA restaurant. Not true! I guess I shouldn't read other people's rumors. They will indeed be the Executive Chef and will be overseen by Josh Emett, Chef from The Gordon Ramsay at The London Hotel in NYC.

So the final two contestants start choosing how their restaurant will look as well as the uniforms for their wait staff. What was with Petrozza and the flower fetish? The only reason I think Christina has an edge over P-man is she seems more classy, organized and calm about everything — from her menu to dealing with the disaster she came back to after their meeting in NY. I really liked her brown color scheme though! What was funny is her hatred for stripes, yet was she not wearing a striped shirt?

Petrozza seems likes he's just winging everything. Making the leek paint brushes as a garnish was the icing on the cake. What was he thinking?! Whoopi Goldberg also made a guest appearance... why? That seemed kind of weird to me.

Okay, I think I'm leaning more towards Christina as my pick now, yes?

With Petrozza winning the signature dish challenge in NY, he gets first pick at his chefs and snags Bobby while Christina chooses Corey. Petrozza grabs Ben. Christina grabs Louross. Two people are left: Jen and Matt. It's like elementary school all over!

Who would you pick? Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...


Who'll get stuck with Jen next week?

I'm okay with Corey being the last one sent home on Hell's Kitchen. She was my pick, but like I said earlier, she started falling behind these past few episodes. Any of those top three would have been fine with me, but Jen definitely had to go before this trio! I thought it was humorous when Corey was picking the ice during the "punishment" and said that sometimes she pretends it's Jen. Maybe I need an ice block to get my frustrations out?

But now between Christina & Petrozza... hmm... I think Petrozza will be crowned the winner. He's more calm and focused in the kitchen and doesn't get involved in the kitchen conflict. Only downside is he's not a very tidy guy. That might not sit well with Ramsay. Christina's inexperience will show; yet surprisingly she's won the past three challenges! Good for her though — she even saw this challenge coming when she was eating with her parents. If she had only listened to her mom about the cream!

What I can't wait to see next week is who picks (or gets stuck with) Jen! I'm anticipating the sabotage already (cue in The Beastie Boys... Listen All Y'all It's A Sab-a-taaage) Christina commented that she'd pick Corey to be on her team. Not sure how that will pan out since they're technically "frenemies".

From the sounds of it, the winner will become "Sous-Chef" and not the coveted "Executive Chef" of the new LA restaurant. What an experience still that would be!

Who's your pick?

This Week's Wine Rack Find

Bachus Wine Rack
Store your wine in style! Marcel Wanders designed this beautiful modern rack for Slide® of Italy. With removable casters and stackable design, each unit holds 40 bottles. Mix & match colors for an even more impressive display (available in gray/green/white). Still not sure what the bunny has to do with the rack, but he blends well and is darn cute!

See site for pricing

NOTE: Very cool site done entirely in Flash (warning: very slow); worth checking out since all of their products are very minimalist and modern.


Kitchen Nightmare's Fall Trailer

The quality is not the best, but as promised I finally tracked down the trailer for the next season of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. NOTE: I don't like the photo still they chose for the video — yuck! Anyway, enjoy it you f'ing donuts...

Coming Thursdays this Fall

Hell's Kitchen is still my preference of the two Ramsay shows, but my favorite KN episode from last September was when he visited Peter's in Babylon, NY. I'm originally from Long Island so it was great to see familiar turf. The family-run Italian restaurant showcased bad food and lot's of family feuding. Peter even punched a bill collector during an extreme fit of rage. Classy! For everyone wondering though, Gordon brings the family closer and the restaurant back up to par in the end. Aww, isn't that nice?

Catch Hell's Kitchen Tonight — Tune in to FOX at 8 Central!

I'm ready for tonight's new episode of Hell's Kitchen. With Jen finally gone, the top 3 contenders battle it out for the new LA restaurant — Corey, Christina & Petrozza each get a chance at running the kitchen. That always makes for a good episode. Lot's of yelling, swearing & tears...

And, who could possibly be the mystery guest?


This Week's Wine Rack Find

After my Hell's Kitchen post today, I'm posting a not-so-serious wine rack.

Take your wine everywhere you go! This "rack" hold over 750ml of your favorite beverage and increases your cup size 2 full cups. Sucking wine out of a tube seems wrong!

Booze Filled Bra: The Wine Rack
$29.95 (only available in size small... mediums expected by June 24, 2008)

Ding, Dong! Hell's Bitch Jen is gone!

After bringing the team down time after time, and stirring the pot with her "me-attitude" — Jen has finally left Hell's Kitchen! Man that woman can babble on and on...The only way she could have stayed is if they duct-taped her mouth shut. But then, she couldn't eat the left overs from the pregnant ladies plates. That was really gross, but not surprising! My favorite line about her almost has to be when Jean Philippe asks her, "Are you going to be bitchy all day?" Who else thinks Ramsay or the producers kept her on the show just to provide conflict? I would almost bet, too, that she was the one that voted twice when they went back to decide the two that should go home.

I've been routing for Corey all along, but she really didn't do that great last night. She seemed really sluggish and just not with it. The raw fish was gross. I'm sure we was frustrated and the pressure was starting to get to her. Christina came from out of nowhere and won the individual challenge. She was a star last week, too. It was funny watching her have such a blast trying on and winning tons of designer clothes. That really chapped the rest of the team when she came back, but I don't agree with how they were completely ignoring her. That doesn't show teamwork on their part and should be noted for future reference. No matter how jealous or angry they were, she won the challenge fair & square and didn't deserve the lashings from her teammates. But, burning Chef Ramsay two times during dinner service needs to be added to her list of screw-ups.

Ramsey at the end of the episode squeaks out a, "Well done, now f-off!"... Who will the mystery guest be next week? Ooooh...

I would be happy with any of the remaining three winning at the end — Corey, Petrozza, or Christina.

Did you see the Kitchen Nightmares trailer for the new fall season? That was hilarious! I'm looking for the trailer and will post it when it surfaces on the web...


Grapes in ND... Who Knew?!

We definitely don't live in "Wine Country" but I finally have some pictures of the grapes growing in our backyard. The yard is already stocked with apples, gooseberries, chokecherries, plums, june berries... you name it. This is exciting though! The next few years we'll finally have fun making wines and jellies.