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Guacomole Recipe

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

Dis is da shit when you want something to slather on your Carne Asada Buritto's. Traditionally it's just avacado's a bit of salt and some fresh garlic, but I like my salsa recipes... so my Guacomole recipe is special. Guacomole...

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Carne Asada - Marinated Flank Steak with Style

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

Wine: Renwood Winery Barbera. Carne Asada has a direct translation of Roasted Meat, but BabelFish doesn't allow for nuances. My friends in the American Southwest translate Carne Asada as many friends around a large fire, mass amounts of cerveza y...

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Chocolate Star Anise Truffles

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

This is the last course served with Sandeman 20 Year Old Tawney Port, and a platter of Stilton Cheese. Chocolate Star Anise Truffles 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 1/2 tablespoons crushed star anise (about 8 whole star anise) 8 oz...

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Ridge Vineyards and Orgasmic Pleasure

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

It could be said I sometimes relegate the California contingent of our wine odyssey to the neitherreaches of the grape half forgotten. While it's true I find valued sustainance in the bossom of an inky dark Walla Walla Syrah; my...

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Filet Mignon With Danish Blue Cheese And Herb Reduction

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

It may be a little early in the season, but temperatures have dropped up hear and its nippy enough for a fire and some comfort food this evening. I learned in LA to celebrate the tiny success, so sign me...

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Italian Recipe - Italian Sausage and Wild Mushroom Lasagna

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

I'm fired up about the early fall whether we have been getting across the Northern Tier states, and I think we are close enough now to school starting we can whip out the good comfort food recipes of fall and...

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Braised Short Ribs

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

I'm thinking a cool rainy fall Sunday afternoon would be the perfect time to make these delicious braised short ribs. Decant a couple of bottles of Cougar Crest Syrah mid-morning and use 1 cup in the sauce, drink a glass...

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Grilled Basil Chicken and Vegetables

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

A grilled chicken recipe with fresh basil is just the ticket this early in the season. I'd pair it up with a nice Walla Walla Chardonnay from Forgeron Cellars, the crisp texture with the buttery finish of this wine will...

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OSSO BUCO WITH TOASTED PINE NUT GREMOLATA

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

It goes without saying the succulent meat from a whole veal shank is velvet to the taste buds. When we would serve this table side for Valentines at Mr. Roberts every head in the room would turn. I hope you...

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GRILLED SHRIMP WITH ROASTED GARLIC-HERB SAUCE

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

This is one of my favorite recipes to whip up when unexpected guest drop by. I always have some of the Roasted Garlic Herb Sauce in the freezer and shrimp are fast and easy. Try this with a Goose Ridge...

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Hearty Minestrone Soup

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

A late fall evening, fire in the fireplace, the fading light captures a virginal scene out the picture window as the falling snow silences the world in a frozen white blanket. These are the evenings meant for Minestrone soup, and...

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Ducks on a Pond

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

We ran the river in the morning. Jerome, Ron, Ronnie and I went went Ron's boat and Shawn's boat had his partner Barry, a passle of kids, and another adult to shoot up the line a bit. The water was...

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Caramelized Leek & Italian Fontina Panini

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

What a wonderful luncheon idea from Sandra Simile to be served with the Lynmar Russian River Chardonnay 2003. Ingredients: 4 to 6 large leeks, remove roots and dark green tops 3 Tsp of butter 1/3 cup of chardonnay 1/3 cup...

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Wild Duck Gumbo

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

I don't know how many of you have wild ducks hanging around but in honor of Karl and the Chehalem Three Vineyards Pinot Noir I thought I would post it. Enjoy! 2 wild ducks -- cut up 1/2 cup cooking...

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