Friday, February 22, 2019

Slow cooking: ‘These are a few of my favorite things…”

April 23, 2011 by  
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Today I am cooking one of my favorite meals: smoked chicken, black beans and rice. Simple and wonderful. You can prepare the ingredients in no time, and then while everything slowly cooks, you can spend your day doing whatever tickles your fancy. What I am doing today is testing out my new rollerskates (yes skates – […]

Trefethen – A Wine Pairing Experience

April 9, 2011 by  
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Sometimes I wonder how anyone could not be absolutely crazy about food and wine, especially when the two come together in the perfect setting. I was having this thought the other evening as I sat on the patio of my friends’ home enjoying a lovely wine tasting hosted by Hailey Trefethen, of Trefethen Family Vineyards. […]

A Destined Pairing

January 3, 2011 by  
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Sometimes a meal and a wine come together in a way that seems destined. When reflecting upon memories of the pairing, one might find it hard to imagine the two without each other. These experiences are usually impossible to recreate because part of the pleasure is the spontaneity of the flavors and aromas coming together […]

Getting to the “Heart” of It

October 23, 2010 by  
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We have all found ourselves in a random conversation where someone asks the age old question, “If you got to choose, what would be your last meal?” The answer is so easy for me…stuffed artichokes! Throw in a really nice steak and I would die a happy woman. Stuffed artichokes are my favorite food that I grew […]

A Night to Remember with Trefethen

June 29, 2010 by  
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A good friend turned me on to Trefethen wines last year when he sent me home with 2 bottles of their Oak Knoll District Merlot. When I cracked the first bottle, I quickly realized that the second bottle wasn’t going to survive the night. I was an instant fan, so when the opportunity arose to host a […]