Lean, sweet and flaky pan fried Sea Bass topped with a smear of pesto and a heaping scoop of tomato relish. Placed in a bowl of a light tomato sauce broth and we enjoyed a perfect Summer meal
Here’s a different and spicy version of our American classic. Rich with chili powder, sassy with cumin, sweet with creamed corn, this is a dinner suitable for our Southwestern lovin’ palates. This recipe makes two loaves, cook one and freeze the other. Left overs make wonderful cold sandwiches.
Smoked Salmon Cheese and Cracker platter with Horseradish Cream. A great appetizer idea for your next wine tasting party. This past Tuesday, we hosted our monthly Wine Time gathering with our good friends, “the usual suspects.” For my contribution I served my favorite smoked salmon appetizer, a simple idea that I took away from a
Our February Wine Time party fell on Valentine’s Day and I was very happy to be celebrating at home with good friends, an incredible selection of wine and a table full of small bites. Beats fighting crowds at a restaurant any day.
This month’s Wine Night party found us celebrating one of the best wines I’ve ever sipped. A Barolo from Italy. Barolo wines are derived from the Nebbiolo grape and are produced in Italy’s Piedmont region. Nebbiolo is a black-skinned red wine grape variety most famous for creating the ‘tar and roses’ scent that is prominent in Barolo wines. This
Chile Cheese Cake, a great Southwestern appetizer recipe. It’s prepared in a spring form pan like a cheese cake, it looks like a cheese cake, but loaded up with southwestern ingredients, this appetizer served with tortilla chips is a unique and wonderful crowd pleasing recipe.
“Call up a couple of friends that share your love of wine and invite them over. Tell them that you have been waiting to open these bottles and that you couldn’t think of anyone that you’d rather share them with. Fine wine, like life, is meant to be enjoyed.” Loosely quoted from Matt Kramer,
As I write this, I’m enjoying a piece of toast with some delicious Marionberry Jam that I brought back as a souvenir, and can’t believe it’s already been two weeks ago today that I was at this beautiful brunch. This meal was so enjoyable and special that the flavors and aromas are still fresh in memory.
One of the evening events at the International Pinot Noir Celebration was the famous Northwest Salmon Bake in the Oak Grove at Linfield College. A long standing tradition of the IPNC, the Salmon Bake dramatically showcased wild salmon roasted on alder stakes over a custom built fire pit. Cellared Pinot Noir and wines from
I have to admit, this was my favorite thing we did at the International Pinot Noir Celebration. A winemakers lunch in Oregon Wine Country at Erath Winery. After breakfast, we loaded up on a bus and left McMinnville for a “mystery” trip to a winery. Destination top secret – no one knew where we were headed. Folks that