Celebrating Summer

Dreaming of walking the luxurious beaches of baja watching sunset.s-

I hope this post finds everyone safe and that you’re staying sane in such tenuous times. Summer has officially started and celebrations began at midnight since, July  1st is my birthday. But, the entire day has been extremely trying to say the least ….. hour after hour of hard work. So, dinner was delivered from my favorite Chinese restaurant to share with family and friends. I didn’t have time to bake a cake or pie, but will hopefully get into the kitchen when the work load lightens at Heath

Lately, I’ve been on a Sangria kick sipping this seasonal drink each evening. A delightful  punch that consist of red wine {Spanish Rioja}, sliced fruit, and every now to boost the flavor will add touch of liqueur or smattering of brandy. But this refreshingly light drink above was made with a Trefethen Chardonnay 2014, which already has the enticing aromas of Granny Smith apples, clover honey, honeysuckle and nutmeg… enjoy!!!

Love and butterfly kisses,
Kathleen

Living in Solidarity

The 16th Street scene in Washington DC

2020 has certainly been a challenging year to say the least, as the past few weeks have definitely been a wake up call for America. I’ve been absorbing and collecting so much information as our Black communities continue to face injustices of racism, hatred and brutal intimidation of the opposition. An organized effort to end racial discrimination in the United States began in the late 1940’s. Steps were taken to change laws, but were never enforced. Why has it taken the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and most recently George Floyd to bring us to the realization that these events occurring in the 21st century have set us back decades.

The time has come where we CANNOT not sit silently, it is important that we speak up to include the voiceless and for those whose voices go unheard. We must be relentless in our pursuit to learn about, understand, and embrace each other’s differences in order to live civilly and peacefully together.

Additional items for supporting our communities:
Consider learning about and possibly donating to the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and Color of Change. Follow black journalists and activists, such as April Ryan, Yamiche Léone Alcindor and Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Lastly, I will always continue to support locally black owned restaurants for their ethnic cuisine that define the dining scene of the DMV.

Stay safe,
Kathleen