Here in the Pacific Northwest, Summer’s brilliant, white light has toned down to a golden hue, announcing that Fall is waiting in the wings. I’m not ready for summer to end, so David and I are outdoors as much as possible.
On Saturday, we visited one of Oregon’s several wine regions, as our exploration of the state’s Pinot Noir continues. As far as wine tasting goes, I’m surprised to find I like playing the field. I’m not ready to commit to a case of any particular wine just now.
We tried a wonderful Blanc de Blanc, a white wine, paired with a Pasta Salad with Melon, Pancetta, and Ricotta Salata. We enjoyed it so much, I made it for Sunday’s dinner, although I left out the pancetta, instead seasoning with an artisan smoked salt to compliment the melon, and substituted shaved parmesan for the ricotta salata, forgoing a trip to the grocery store. I paired the salad with a chilled Chardonnay. See what I mean about not being ready to commitment to a case of a single wine?
Besides touring around Oregon, enjoying the last remnant of summer, JParadisi RN is also flitting around the Internet in places other than this blog:
- My post this week for TheONC discusses how improved oncology care often provides good quality of life often up to a day before death. This sometimes causes confusion for the patient and their family about when to stop treatment or enter hospice, despite completing POLSTS and Advanced Directives.
- Dr. Dean at Million Nurse Blog hosts The Best in Nurse Blogs Habit Changing Edition. I am always grateful to be included. Check out the other great nurse blogs after you read Cheap, Fast, or Good.
- Have I mentioned how much I appreciate Dr. Dean at The Millionaire Nurse Blog? Oh yeah, I did, in that last paragraph. Well, I’m not the only nurse who does. His wife, Cil Burke is a nurse, and writes posts for the blog too. She curated the Best in Nurse Blogs: Passion and Business Edition two weeks ago, graciously including my post, My Weekend in Portland: What If You Can’t Drink the Water? Welcome to the Nurse Blogosphere, Cil!