Archive for October, 2019

Mickey D Tweaks Burgers, Raises Prices, Gets Bopped in the Nose, Wine Hopes to Hit it Out of The Park, KFC Nuggets, An Over flowing Half a Glass and More! in this edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County McDonald’s is ready to debut what it’s calling its “best burgers ever”. So does that mean that the burgers we’ve been buying are O.K. but in fact not the best; I’ve always wondered? Well…

Smashed Burger with Sweet and Red Onion, Bacon, American & Cheddar Cheese

Start by prep the bacon: Figure 3 oz. uncooked bacon per pound. Cut the bacon into lardons and then cook bacon in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until lightly browned in spots but still pink (do not cook until crispy), about 5 minutes….

Salmon Fillet Marinated in Olive Oil, Tarragon/Dill & Shallot

A Master Class, Lots of Good Bites, Wine & Music, Bubbling Up with Rack & Riddle, Half a Glass and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County A Masters Class on Matching at Kendall Jackson It was a beautiful sunny weekend between rainy days for this year’s California Artisan Cheese Festival and the tasting team took full advantage of being outdoors….

Polish Pickle Soup

Each Polish cook has a aviation on this soup, but the key component — sour dill pickles — is always present. Here, the pickles are grated and gently cooked with garlic and bay leaves, then added along with their brine to a hearty blend of…

Parmesan and Fennel Seed-Crusted Chicken Fritters

My First Tour, Thought I’d Gotten A Fish Sandwich, Half a Glass and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County…obviously with no help from AI My First Tour So of course we’ve taken friends on little wine cruises as they come to visit us but this was my first experience as a “compensated guide”…

Reuben Soup with Sauerkraut Corn Beef and Swiss Cheese

Adult Grilled Cheese with Cheddar Brie and Shallot

Look for a cheddar aged for about one year (avoid cheddar aged for longer; it won’t melt well). To quickly bring the cheddar to room temperature, microwave the pieces until warm, about 30 seconds. The first two sandwiches can be held in a 200-degree oven…

Where Were You on Jan 1, Wendy’s No But Burger King Not So Bad, Still Can’t Get the Kids to Drink Wine and More in This Edition of Woody’s Whine

Writing from the edge of the Russian River in Sonoma County    Bubbles on New Year’s Day and The Lady Who Made Them Don’t know where you were at noon on January 1, 2023 but we were at the Breathless Winery in Healdsburg enjoying sparkling…