Friday, June 26, 2009

Drink...Summerhill Winery

In Kelowna this week for work and had the exceptional opportunity to have lunch with Steve Cipes - the proprietor of Summerhill Organic Winery. Talk about a take cajones to start a winery in a new region (as the Okanagan was a time ago) and to go certified organic? Well, you've got to have passion.
Nestled on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Lake, Summerhill is the largest organic winery in Canada. If you find yourself in Kelowna - you really must visit - the winery boasts a lovely restaurant with a pretty magnificent view (and tasty organic food to boot). And yes, the Pyramid does exist -
We chatted about organics and winemaking, among other things - so many of us are making a concerted effort to eat organic food and use organic body care but we don't give a second thought to our wine habits and organics are just as critical in viticulture, especially for those who tend the vines and live near them.
I tried the 2007 Ehrenfelser, the Icewine and the wonderful Cipes Brut...and the next day I couldn't resist a return trip to buy some. As I am totally not a wine expert, I will spare you the amateur tasting notes, but you can go to their website to check it out:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

It Begins

So...I was happy to see that this blog still belongs to me this morning. Apparently blogspot doesn't tank your account after a period of inactivity like webmail does. I decided last year as I was finishing up internship that it would be a good idea to get a blog; a blog seeming as de rigeur as an iPhone these days. However, with a new career to start, it was easy to let this project fall to the wayside. So why now? I think I have an opinion or two to anyone who knows me well can corroborate.
After spending almost one year as a consumer health dietitian, I have been fascinated by the amazing community of those here on the west coast who are passionate about living well and are willing to devote a lot of time and energy to their health. To all whom I have met over the last year, I thank you for sharing your passion and enthusiasm with me and I hope that I have been able to share something valuable in return. 
This blog is where I hope to share my passion for health, living sustainably and enjoying life all while providing lots of juicy tidbits on what I have learned in my career and my own personal experience that you can take advantage of to go from just living to living vibrantly.