Category: Recipes

Don’t Spill Burgundy on My Brassiere – Part Deux

"All the old paintings on the tombs They do the sand dance ...don't you know If they move too quick (oh whey oh) They're falling down like ...a domino" According to the Travel Industry Association, 17 percent of American leisure travelers, or 27.3 million people, have engaged ...

Wine Pairing Recipes: Wild Salmon & Mussels

For this year's Open That Bottle Night, we decided an Anaba Coriol White Rhône Blend would pair nicely with our local Gulf Coast seafood. As usual, Joe prepared a fabulous meal -- this time of Almond Encrusted Salmon with Blood-Orange Vinaigrette; fresh Gulf Coast ...

Another Wine Byte 8: Any Port in the Storm

Here is the eighth in our weekly series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) After a weekend of Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting ...

In Sonoma – A look ahead

Amy and I arrived in San Francisco last Wednesday where we met up with some fellow wino bloggers.  It has been a whirlwind tour of some of the best of California's wine country ever since. Things are about to get ...

Shepherd’s Pie Recipe – Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

NOTE: This recipe was originally published here last year around this time. It is a delicious and fairly easy St. Patrick's Day treat that will make your friends and family happy. I hope that you like it. Okay, this isn't really ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 5 – High Heat)

This is part 5 of an open-ended and ongoing series of posts. In case you missed them, the previous posts were Part 1 - Good Pans, Part 2 - Shallots, Part 3 - Pine Nuts, and Part 4 - Knives. One ...

Ginger…Not just the Mary Ann Alternative

I used to be big Gilligan's Island fan. And around the time it was popular there were a number of those silly questions comparing Ginger--the Movie Star--and Mary Ann--the girl next door: 1) Would you rather be Ginger or Mary Ann? 2) ...

Wines from the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon

Duckhorn Vineyards 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc I ran across a story at KansasCity.com talking about the wines chosen to be served at President Barack Obama's Inauguration Luncheon today; a Duckhorn Vineyards 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and a 2005 Golden ...

Goat Cheese Crostini

This is a great recipe to serve as an appetizer or a quick canapé. It is especially easy and quick in the event of an impromptu or unexpected holiday gathering. A crostini is a little toast topped with something tasty. ...

Mario Batali cooks and pairs the dish with wine

These two videos show culinary master, Mario Batali, cooking a classic Italian dish and then pairing it with two wines. I can't wait to try it myself.

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