Archive for March, 2014

News of the Crush, Costco Liquor, Big Mac Sliders and Lagunitas Layoffs

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County I’ve seen, heard and cooked a lot in the past few weeks and wanted to share with you what I’ve learned and eaten. We are surrounded by the grape  harvest that is in full swing…

Big Mac Burger Pull-Apart Sliders Baked on a Sheet Pan

And the Winner is…

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Actually loyal readers I have two winners to report on in what is a unique situation for this edition of the Whine. You hopefully will recall that the last addition of Woody’s Whine was…

Linguine with Tuna Arugula Anchovies and Capers

Have everything prep and ready to go as this comes together pretty quickly. I’m thinking you could use domestic tuna packed in oil to save a few dollars as tuna is not a major flavor component and melds with all the other flavors. I might…

Bacon Jam with Onion Garlic Coffee Balsamic Brown Sugar Maple Syrup

Bacon, egg, cheese and bacon jam breakfast muffin.

So a Blaze Designer Decides to Make a Meatloaf

I made a meatloaf the other day from what might be called an old fashioned recipe that I found to be credited to the late fashion designer, Bill Blass. I have no idea where he got the recipe or why his name is attached. My…

Meatloaf Designed by Bill Blass

I made a meatloaf the other day from what might be called an old fashion recipe that I found to be credited to the late fashion designer, Bill Blass. I have no idea where he got the recipe or why his name is attached…

Three Fresh and One Frozen

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County When McDonald’s rolled out its fresh beef quarter pounder I resisted the urge to rush right out to try one as I was waiting for a better reason and here it is –  this…

Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Parmesan and Arugula Salad Dressing

Pair with: 2015 Scotto Lodi Chardonnay or any Chardonnay with little or no oak with citrus and minerally flavors

Of Cheese, Bubbles and Foothills

I’m in a huge hall at the Sonoma fair grounds filled with specialty cheeses as part of the California Artisan Cheese Festival and I whom do I find,  well it’s Janet Fletcher, the author of several cheese matching and cheese cookbooks, and the winner of…