Friday, May 29, 2009

Tango at Twilight in Centennial Park

Free tango lesson from 8-8:30 & stay for open dancing afterwards.

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - May 29

High Scores:

There are no high scores for this week.

Low Scores:

There are no low scores for this week.


There are no updates for this week.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Going to a horse show this weekend

We are going to Bowling Green, Kentucky to a Ky-Tenn. Ranch Horse Association show this weekend. Visit their website to learn more about them,

We are setting up the Threadventures Embroidery booth and I will be out taking some pictures and videos for your pleasure and to see if I can create some products that would be popular for horse shows and all kinds of business'. Visit Threadventures at the show and also visit the website and see what they can do for you. Here is the link,

Stay tuned to the Webbspun Ideas blog and Good Life Aficionado for more news and videos soon.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Tasteful Pursuit; Chefs on Tour for Childhood Hunger

A Tasteful Pursuit

Chefs on Tour for Childhood Hunger

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Grand Ballroom
231 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, TN

6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm - Exquisite Multi-Course Wine Paired Dinner

Host Chefs

Tyler Brown, Executive Chef, The Capitol Grille
Andrew Manchester, Pastry Chef, The Capitol Grille

Guest Chefs

Sean Brock, McCrady’s Restaurant, Charleston, SC
Hal Holden-Bache, Eastland Café, Nashville, TN
Jason McConnell, Red Pony Restaurant, Franklin, TN
Debra Paquette, Zola, Nashville, TN
Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville, TN


Tickets are also available by phone at 888.273.6141 or for more info visit

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

I made this in honor of the people who have served their country at all levels. Thank you for your service and your sacrifices. May God continue to bless America and may the people of America never forget how we are able to be free. Freedom isn't free because someone paid the price for us to be free.

Take the time today to thank them and say a prayer for the ones who are still doing it.


Here is a video that I found that was made to honor those who serve as well.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Chad Schott, of Drumzrguruven, at Corey's Culinary Club

Chad talking about making didgeridoo's, rain sticks and gourd drums. He also talks about harvesting bamboo in Florida.

This was recorded at one of Corey's Culinary Club events. It was the "Taste of Europe" and we enjoyed European cheeses and wines with Brandon from Corrieri's and Mark from Vinea telling us about the pairings of the two.

Visit Chad's website at

This week at Cheekwood - May 17-23

Gardening 101
Tuesday, May 19
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$15 members / $20 non-members

Love the idea of having a garden, but don’t know where to start? Beginning with plant basics and covering topics such as soil and mulch, watering and fertilizing, and pruning and pest control – this class will teach you all you need to know to keep your garden looking great.

Registration ends Monday, May 18 at noon.

Lunch and Lecture - A Closer Look: The Art of William Christenberry
Thursday, May 21
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
$12 members / $20 non-members (includes lunch)

Drawing from his formal training, family traditions and a lasting relationship with his boyhood home in rural Alabama, William Christenberry has spent the past 50 years creating a remarkable body of work that explores life and the passing of time in the American South. Through clips from his documentary, William A. Christenberry, Jr.: A Portrait, and commentary from Cheekwood’s Curator of Art, discover what inspired the works featured in the exhibition Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry.

Call 353-9827 to register and order a boxed lunch.

Registration ends Tuesday, May 19 at 5:00 pm.

Ongoing William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit
Ongoing The Matilda Geddings Gray Collection of Fabergé
Through June 14 Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry

Temporary Contemporary
Through June 14 Michael Baggarly: Reverberant Measures

Video Installation Gallerie
Through September 20 Lens with a Conscience

Courtyard Gallery
Through September 20 Tennessee Abstract Painters

Special Events
Through September 30 Stay Late 'Til EightFrom May 1 through September 30, Cheekwood is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night until 8:00 pm*, with special programs for the entire family on Thursdays in June and July! Come and experience Cheekwood in the evening!

*The Museum of Art will only be open on Thursday evenings.

Intro to Wine 101 at Vinea

Vinea City of Wine, Omni Beverage Company & Fido present

Intro to Wine 101

A Beginner's Guide to the History, Styles, and Methods of Wine and Winemaking

No expertise required!


Wednesdays from May 20 - June 24 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Come to one class or attend all six classes.

One class - $25 / Three Classes - $60 / All Six - $100

Classes held at Fido - 1812 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212 - in Hillsboro Village

Email for more info or to RSVP

Week One - Evolution of Wine - May 20
5,000 years ago - Middle East (Persia, Egypt, etc)
2,000 years ago - Roman Empire, wine expansion across Europe
1,000 years ago - Middle Ages, monks reinventing wine
300 years ago - European colonisation, wine to the world
30 years ago - Euro-centric industry
Today - Global industry

Food Focus:
Traditional heritage inspiring today's modern industry. The concept of fusion in food has the same foundations, evolution through traditional inspiration.

Week Two - The Vineyard - May 27
Where are the vineyards? (latitude connection globally)
Stages of growth of vines
Fruit-driven vs Terrior-driven
Trial and error

Food Focus:
Terroir, sense of place, character, inspiration, personal philosophies.

Week Three - The Winery - June 3
White vs Red - difference in fermentation
Malolactic fermentation
Tools - Oak Barrels / Stainless Steel tanks, etc
Balance - Fruit, acid, sugar, tannin, oak

Food Focus:
Playing with elements to achieve harmony. Showcase this with food as well, same concepts apply, different medium.

Week Four - Fruit - June 10
Practical laying out of a whole heap of different fruits and presenting the concept of taking flavors and using them as descriptors to help communicate thoughts on wine.
Describing wine as you would describe a personality.
Building a basic vocabulary to communicate wine.
Freeing up the experience of "talking in wine speak" and giving them a sense of confidence to say whatever comes to mind.

Food Focus:

key flavors matching well with certain food styles (ie Sauv Blanc and sushi! Oh Man!!)

Week Five - Structure - June 17
More in-depth session on this.
Helping people look into a wine's components and make a genuine assessment of its individual parts and how they work together.

Food Focus:
Showcase the same concept with food: breakdown the individual structural elements (flavor, texture, etc) and how they work together.

Week Six - Blending - June 24
The Art of Blending
Single Varietal Blending ("barrel selection")
Multiple Varietal Blending (Bordeaux)
Look at the structural differences of individual varieties and see how they can either complement each other or destroy each other when blended together.

Food Focus:
Blending components with food, how to apply the same idea in the kitchen.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Webbspun Ideas quote of the day - May 15

"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em `certainly I can!` and get busy and find out how to do it.
~Theodore Roosevelt

Food Network And Gaylord Opryland Resort Present: The Southern Food & Wine Festival At Gaylord Opryland

This premiere event will be held at the South's iconic resort July 31-August 2, 2009. It will include a variety of exhibitors, food and wine samplings and food competitions, plus live cooking seminars and exclusive opportunities to meet celebrity chefs including Alton Brown, Bobby & Jamie Deen, and The Neelys.

"We are thrilled to partner with Gaylord Opryland Resort and bring this fantastic wine and food experience to Food Network fans.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy birthday to George Lucas

Filmmaker George Lucas, born in Modesto, California in 1944.

His Star Wars movies are greatly influenced by Joseph Campbell's analysis of the mythic hero's journey. Star Wars was filmed in Tunisia and Death Valley.

Lucas said, "Don't avoid the clichés — they are clichés because they work."

Horse Shows in May at the Miller Coliseum

May 22-24
Volunteer Ranch Horse Show
Free admission

May 29-31
Tennessean Dressage Horse Show
Free admission
Miller Coliseum
304B West Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Tin Roof in Lexington, Kentucky website *UPDATE*

*Their website is still not up and running and it will be a good while before it is. I talked to them yesterday (5-14-09) and was told that they do not have a set time or date for it to be ready. I will keep you posted when they finally have it online*

Tin Roof in Lexington is open but their website is still under construction and will be up in the next week or so. That is what I was told when I called them directly. Contact them until then by phone at 859-317-9111.

If anyone else has a question, please contact me at

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - May 13

High Scores:

Burger King
1501 Charlotte Avenue
Date Inspected: 5/7/2009
Score: 94

Reje Grab and Go
2815 Bransford Avenue
Date Inspected: 5/7/2009
Score: 95

Wing Kingz
5751 Old Hickory Blvd
Date Inspected: 5/6/2009
Score: 99

Low Scores:

Limelight Nashville
201 Woodland Street
Date Inspected: 5/7/2009
Score: 53
Major Violations:


There are no updates.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

2009 Merrell Crawfish Boil in Nashville May 15-16

Lots of music, food and good times. Visit their website to see who is playing and what else is going on during this cool event.

Afer the rain with the horses

Seems that I wasn't the only to see the rain go away for a little bit.

Yoga, Horses and the movie "The Horse Whisperer" - My interview with Tammy Pate

"The Horse Whisperer"

Yoga and Horses

Visit Curt Pate's website to learn more at

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - May 7

High Scores:

2510 Murfreesboro Road
Date Inspected: 4/30/2009
Score: 93

Low Scores:

There are no low scores.


There are no updates.

Meeting folks at QuarterFest 2009

Here were some folks that we met at QuarterFest 2009. This was the first QuarterFest and they are looking to make it an annual thing and I hope it stays in Murfreesboro for a long time. Miller Coliseum is a nice arena for horse shows and it is close to home for us. It was a quiet show with primarily vendors, clinicians and others involved with the show there but I'm sure the weather and all kept most folks away. I look forward to next year and a great crowd in attendance.

Be sure to visit the websites of these good folks and see what they do. Enjoy the video and we'll see you soon at another horse show.


The Cowboy Mounted Shooting folks were cool to watch but it was very noisy. Be sure to check out their website and take in a show the next time they are in town.

This is a unique type of pottery that uses either horse or dog hair in it to give each piece a unique and cool look. This is something to look into if you have an older horse that you would like something beautiful in your house, office or barn to remember them with.

I bought some of the chili and a jar of jalapenos with garlic and onions. So far I have only tried jalapenos with onions and garlic and I loved it.Superb but also pretty hot!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Christy Landwehr at QuarterFest 2009

Christy Landwehr

Visit the Certified Horsemanship Association website at to learn more.

Southwest Airlines is reducing a flight a day in Nashville

Southwest Airlines has notified Nashville International Airport (BNA) that effective Aug. 16 through Oct. 30, 2009, it is reducing one flight each to nine markets it currently serves from BNA. Southwest will continue to offer service to each of these cities.

Effective Aug. 16 through Oct. 30, Southwest will reduce one daily flight to each of the following markets:
- Chicago Midway (MDW)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- New Orleans (MSY)
- Orlando (MCO)
- Philadelphia (PHL)
- Phoenix (PHX)
- Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
- San Diego (SAN)
- Tampa (TPA)

“These are seasonal changes that impact early morning and late evening flights. Southwest added an additional flight to several of these markets earlier this year – in March and May schedules. Southwest and several other airlines continue to offer service to these cities,” said Raul Regalado, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, which owns and operates Nashville International.