Archive for September, 2017

Beef Sirloin Roast with Garlic Kosher Salt Black Pepper

I love to serve this roast cold as well as hot and if you want to serve cold it will be best to cook the day before and allow it to chill overnight. A simple mayo and mustard sauce is terrific with this, recipe follows….

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

The salmon is so good and even better after a day or two and makes great leftovers and a nice lunch salad with a bit of mayo and mustard. I suggest a Costco trip to get a good large skinless piece, you won’t be sorry….

Tomato’s Marinated in EVOO with Herbs

So simple, so good.

Appetizer Crab and Avocado Toasts

Toss sweet crabmeat with fresh mint and lime juice, then spoon it over mashed avocado on toast.

Honey, Dinner’s Cold!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma Well it’s begun, that email, that phone call, “…so we’re going to be in wine country…..”, yes, it’s visitors. We had three couples come calling within ten days of each other recently and we had…

So Many Vines, So Little Time

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma It only feels like a couple of weeks but as I write this it’s been six months exactly since Peg and I left Galewood (12/12) and drove across country in two cars with a cat…

Even One for Uncle Joe

  My column is usually calendar challenged – as I am trying to present food and wine thoughts far in advance of when you will actually see them, making the relevance often more than a bit difficult, but the moon and stars have aligned. You…

Famous Holiday Tasting Forest Park

My Thanksgiving turkey, sausage and bacon dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce will be the featured at a 120 bottle tasting event Saturday November 12th at the Famous store on Madison in Forest Park. The V.I.P hour will feature a new recipe, a tasty shrimp spread…

The Best Gets Beery

Loyal readers will remember a recent Woody’s Whine that rated Italian beef sandwiches in our northwest part of the city and if you were paying attention you’ll remember that Buona Beef was the tasty winner. Well recently they went one better and did a beer…

The Grate Cheese Tasting

While always looking for new and tasty ways to make better pizza I came across a pizza cheese blending article in of all things “Pizza Today” magazine that referenced 11 possible cheese blends: Mozzarella and provolone Mozzarella and fontina Fresh mozzarella and Parmesan Mozzarella, fontina,…