Archive for April, 2019

Tasting Libraries Along the Wine Road, Winner, Winner Chicken Yes! and Fish Really Not So Good, Dinner, Gallo Heads East and Yes There’s More

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County With conditions improving early in the month California wineries are able to offer outdoor tastings and we took advantage of an opportunity to visit some and sample wines from their vintage libraries, a sort…

Thick Cut Pork Chops Grilled with Fennel Rub

Como Inn Chicken Cacciatore

Sandwich Shrimp Salad with Avocado

Winner, Winner Fish and Chicken Dinner – HMMM, Not So Much, The Birth of Bombastic Butter Bombs, Some Reasonable Reds

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County It amazes me that two fast food companies with all of the same equipment and product in front of them can’t just out right copy a process and make the product their own; in…

Salmon Pan Seared Restaurant Style

Gallo Gets Really Big, New Spicy Chicken, a Moment in Time for Wine at the Governor’s Mansion and Matching Wine with Chocolate

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County Happy New Year from a now damp Northern California and by the way if the snow you’re getting has a faint smell of Cabernet that’s our fault, it’s the same storm front we had…

London Broil

Drink with a robust California Cabernet possibly a 2017 Jay Lohr Seven Oaks Pile the thinly sliced steak on crusty rolls for sandwiches, or serve with buttery baked potatoes (great match) and a salad of crisp lettuces. Enjoy!

Lobster Risotto From Hell’s Kitchen

I know you’re saying Lobster Risotto?? Yes and if you shop smart it will be fine and the dish is delicious, be sure to use the shells in the stock. Speaking of stock, I actually found a lobster stock made by the “Better Than Bouillon”…

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The Brad and Jim Show, A Pork Apology, Wine Shipping and How a Bacon and Wine Tasting Went Wrong

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County I’ll be sharing a great new source of wine information and entertainment with you, offering my apology for some bad temp information; providing information on the cost of shipping wine and telling you how…