Archive for April, 2016

Smoke Gets in Your….Vines

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County It pains me to tell you that as of this writing in the first days of October, fires are raging across Napa and in portions of Sonoma County. Our area was threatened earlier in…

Salmon Fillet Marinated in Olive Oil, Tarragon, Mustard, Shallot, and Dill

Wine to pour is a full bodied Sauvignon Blanc

Ham Glazed with Dr Pepper and Prunes

The sweet, fruity Dr Pepper glaze on this juicy ham pairs best with an equally easygoing, fruity wine—Zinfandel from the Lodi region.

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

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