Archive for March, 2016

How I’m Buying Wine These Days at a Great Discount

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County I’ll get to discounted wine in a minute but thought I’d let you know I’ll also be sharing info on food friendly wines; Popeyes a year later; how Trumps bad tariffs are killing wine…


Meatballs Beef and Mortadella in Tomato Sauce

Make this a day ahead to let the flavors meld.  This recipe is good to double. Est. food cost is $25

Shrimp Poached with Louisiana Style Remoulade Sauce

Notes Regarding a Cheese Exchange, A Wine Tasting and Hand Sanitizer: You’ll Get It

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County A Cheesy Exchange  It took some time searching for local grocery and wine sources after our move, places where I could buy for wholesale or at least somewhat less than standard grocery prices. We…

Shrimp Burger with Celery Eggs Soy Scallions

This is a very simple recipe for a very tasty shrimp burger and you’ll be surprised at how large and filling a 4oz. burger can be, also good without a bun too. I’ve included a simple aioli but you really don’t need it as the…

What Started Out Big is Better Small

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County So with all the big wine tasting events around here canceled due to the Covid thing I’ve been working to doing a more food centric feature article for the Whine. I see the Shake…

Shake Shack Fried Chicken Sandwich

Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese Pasta

FOR A CRUNCHIER TOPPING AND FIRMER CONSISTENCY Prepare recipe as directed but bake at 350 or 375 F degrees for 20-30 minutes.  Broil at the end of baking for approximately 2-5 minutes, until golden brown and crunchy.  

The Marshall House Potato Salad

Barbecued Spareribs with Apricot Ancho Glaze

Pair with a modest Pinot Noir or low alcohol Zinfandel or a hoppy beer.