Archive for February, 2019

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart

The best match for the tart is your partner’s eyes, shining happily, pretty good huh. Try Madeira with some caramelly flavor and bit of a grip. Port would also be right on.

Beef Meatballs and Mortadella in Creamy Tomato Sauce

Raves From a Special Bordeaux Vintage and Two Valentines Recipes

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma With the 2018 harvest all safely in tanks and barrels wine makers and their staffs are on vacations or at least on short weeks as the whole process starts again soon with pruning and field…

A Little Beer, Lots of Wine and A Tenderloin

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma As you craft your drinking and dining plans for the last two big holidays of the year I offer you some thoughts on what beer you may want to consider , a report on the…

Beef Tenderloin in a Salt Crust

Mix mayo and Grey Poupon in a two to one ratio and a touch of celery salt or seed and you’ll have a lovely sauce for the beef and for the chilled shrimp or crab that you may decide to serve alongside, both with dry…

Notes from a Bountiful Harvest, Napa Has Issues and Lots and Lots of Wine Notes

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma It’s early in November and this is a bonus issue giving you plenty of time to sample many of the wines I’ve recommended for your holiday enjoyment as well time to try some of the…

Fig Jam with Prosciutto, Port, Blue Cheese Spread

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Spread

Appetizer Chicken Liver Mousse with Brandy and Bacon

News of the Crush, Costco Liquor, Big Mac Sliders and Lagunitas Layoffs

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County I’ve seen, heard and cooked a lot in the past few weeks and wanted to share with you what I’ve learned and eaten. We are surrounded by the grape  harvest that is in full swing…