Archive for April, 2018

How Is Your Wine Store Laid Out? New Wendy’s Chicken Sandwich, Lord Snort Celebrates a Fourth Birthday, Pretzel Rolls, Irish Butter and More!

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Greetings to everyone and hope you had a fine although probably limited Thanksgiving celebration. We are in the midst of beautiful fall weather in Sonoma with temperatures in the mid-60s and a bright, warm…

Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Do NOT overcook the pork! Use a meat thermometer. Take the Bacon Wrapped Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin off the grill when the temperature reading is between 145-150 degrees. Then, allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes. There is no reason to cook your…

Chicken or Shrimp Salad Woody’s Version

For shrimp salad, substitute 3 pounds cooked shrimp for chicken. Reduce mayonnaise to 1½ cups and salt to 1/4 teaspoon. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Turkey Stuffing with Italian Bread, Bacon, Sausage, Celery & Sage

Of Hot Dogs, The Challenge to Restaurants, Best Sandwiches Some Time in Napa and Wine Smoke

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Hope you all are hungry as a good portion of this month’s whine is centered on food assuming you call a Costco hotdog food. I’ll share what I’ve learned regards the challenges to the…

Pork Chops Thick Cut Grilled with Fennel Rub

Pork can be rubbed with oil and spice mixture 1 day ahead; cover and chill.

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…