Featured Recipe: Grilled Pizza
Featured Wine: Chianti, or if you’re feeling sassy: Champagne.
A dab of flour on noses, oops! a little juice spilled. Cooking with kids, what a delightful mess and such fun, say paper towel companies.
More like, splat! there went a dozen eggs. No, you can’t eat raw bacon. How did spaghetti sauce wind up on the ceiling?
So, cooking with kids. Delightful and fun? Yes. A mess? Definitely! Continue reading
Featured Recipe: Herby Asparagus and Leek Gnocchi with Scallops
Featured Pairing: Lagler Gruner Vetliner
Yippeee! yahooo! It’s SPRING!
Why am I so excited, you may ask? Well, you probably don’t ask–who doesn’t like spring?
I am so excited because… Continue reading
Featured Recipe: Gumbo
Fat Tuesday is tomorrow! This is one of my favorite holidays of the year because I get to pay homage to some of my favorite food: Creole and Cajun food. Continue reading
A scenic walk to Lytton Springs
Featured Recipe: Balsamic Marinated NY Strips
Featured Wine: Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel
Sometimes, there’s just a moment you remember. No context, no recall on how that moment came to be, just that moment sticks in your brain forever. Continue reading
Featured Recipe: Cioppino
Featured Wine: Charles de Fare Blanc de Blancs
5 years ago I married my best friend, and I couldn’t be happier. We have an amazing family, great friends, and just a wonderful life together. As I think back on all of our years together, I’m so overwhelmed at all of the wonderful memories we’ve created. Continue reading
Featured Recipes: Grilled Gruyere with Salami and Cornichon Relish, Roasted Tomato Soup
First, a tale. Then, winter BLT that is actually salami and gruyere. Continue reading
…an occasional series on all things wine
Before we had Nicholas, Dan and I went out for a movie night. This is worth talking about because a) it was one of the last times we were in a movie theater (now we have kids), and b) it has to do with wine. I’m getting there.
Bottleshock was playing. No brainer, right? California wine country, 70′s, Alan Rickman (love him: Sense & Sensibility, Love Actually, Robin Hood, and probably a ton of better movies that actually made him famous), the dude from Star Trek, an underdog story…
But no. Dan and I spent $30 or whatever movie tickets cost these days to see Indiana Jones 4. Worst. Movie. Ever.
So anyway, when Bottleshock came out on dvd, Nicholas was sleeping pretty well, we had some time to ourselves again, so we made a night of it. I bought a really nice California Chardonnay (couldn’t afford Chateau Montelena), and created a recipe to pair beautifully: Salmon Pot Pie.
Good movie, good wine, good food. Great night with hubby.
Talk to me. What kind of menus to you make that start with the wine?