Archive for April, 2018

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…

A Light Whine of Pulled Pork, Total Wine and Costco Brie

A couple of Sundays ago we were running along a Sonoma wine trail barrel tasting event (imagine that) in Kenwood and Glen Ellen (yes those are places not just bottle labels) and stopped in to visit with the folks at Sunce Winery. As we sampled…

Denise Stewart’s Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Homemade BBQ Sauce and Secret Topping Sauce

The pork is great in the BBQ sauce alone and the secret sauce is a tad hot and frankly doesn’t really add to the flavor profile but it may be more to your taste. Wine match – Sunce Barbera

Wine, Woman But No Song (You could hum if you want)

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County It was my good fortune to have recently discussed the world of food and wine with two women totally involved in the process and I was also impressed by the words of another woman…

Dirty Rice from Quarto Restaurant Maui

We enjoined this rice as a side dish with the most excellent fish I’ve ever had at a small restaurant in a strip mall. Our waiter scribbled the ingredient list on a napkin and I’ve done what I can to arrive at the right proportions…

Bordeaux You Could Actually Buy

Research tells me that the second label bottles of many Bordeaux wines – that’s what doesn’t fit in the first blend of major Chateaus, will be outstanding and probably at very good prices, a reflection of the old saw, “a rising tide lifts all boats”…..

A Whine of Wines

A Whine of Wines What follows is not truly a full Whine but it’s sort of a Whine and it’s about wine or should I say it’s information about wine that has come passed me recently and I as your faithful scribe am passing on…

Meatloaf Plain and Simple as it Should Be

Meatloaf can be made 3 days ahead; wrap in foil and chill, or freeze for up to 3 months.