If you can make an omlette, you can make a frittata. If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball. Ok, if you can throw stuff in a sauté pan that’s oven-safe, maneuver it from the stove top to the oven (one tragic time I decided to use a pretty dish instead of … More Fritaaaaahtta
As I cringed at the chill of the wind yesterday, my mind jogged back to the warm winds in a place I think was probably the most breathtaking I’ve ever experienced. Turks and Caicos. If you have a chuck of change to blow and five days to spare, GO! I recommend the Seven Stars resort … More So as not to forget the “go” part…
You can bet money on the fact that this will not be the only blogging I do about cheese. I love cheese. I cannot tell you my favorite because it depends on my mood, whether it’s a snack or a meal, what the barometric pressure is, among other potential variables. I will post about cheese … More Cheeeeeeese…
What a difficult challenge- pair two great reds with two great steaks. Ok, so it wasn’t a true struggle, as these things belong together. The Reds: Duckhorn “Cabernet Sauvignon and Nickle & Nickle Merlot. Both were terrific. The Cab was a little thinner than your typical California cab, but it was smooth and the … More Wine and Steak Pairing Night!
According to the people who make up holidays, today is National Wine Day. I still went to work, though staying home and drinking wine all day is, I presume, how it’s supposed to be celebrated and would have been heavenly. However, I don’t think it needs a day. I probably need a day off, in … More National Wine Day?
I don’t buy wine in a liquor store that costs over $50. However, bottles from one of my wine clubs routinely ring in at over $50 in my quarterly shipments. Why is this ok with me? Two primary reasons: 1) the wines are great, and 2) they already have my credit card, divesting me of … More Wine clubs: what makes them great?
My travel experiences are of all varieties. From over seas to over the state line. Last weekend I was in Vegas at an opulent, gargantuan, gorgeous hotel and casino. This past weekend, I was at a 12-room Bed and Breakfast in Mercersburg, PA. Expect such variety here…I would like to set up this category with … More Travel write-ups
Before skipping town for a Valentine’s weekend getaway, courtesy of the hubs, I made us a chocolate themed dinner. To warm up our palates, we started with a chocolate stout by Samuel Smith. Light and smooth, very chocolate flavored, and light on the ABV. I roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts to sit beside a … More Chocolate-infused dinner…
Randomosity (new word) led us to the Flying Dog Brewery today. Great flight of mostly stouts and porters. The coffee ones were excellent, but the star of the show was their whiskey barrel aged Gonzo. So smooth and rich, with the sweet notes of a bourbon and the smooth silk of a well-crafted beer. Me … More Brewery tasting today!
Tonight’s opening – 2013 Markham Syrah. I believe this may be the first Syrah I’ve opened at home. I’ve tasted at tastings, never gave a real second thought to them, but this one is very nice. Light, but deep in berry and dark fruit notes, soft tannins, and good body. I don’t really know if … More