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Mirepoix

Date: Mon, Oct 22, 2007 Wine Tasting

The holy trinity of French cooking is the Mirepoix a really fancy term for sauted or roasted onions, carrots and celery. Although I have to admit, Mirepoix is probably a good word to pull out on a first date. As...

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Lobster Thermidor

Date: Mon, Oct 22, 2007 Wine Tasting

1941 Lobster Thermidor Recipe from Gourmet Magazine First appearing in Gourmet magazine in 1941, this Lobster Thermidor Recipe has been the mainstay of restaurant and home chefs for over 6 decades. I substituted Madera for Sherry in the original Lobster...

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New Touring and Tasting Room Map of Carneros Wineries

Date: Mon, Oct 22, 2007 Wine Tasting

Before your next trip to the mecca of all things wine, Napa Valley, pick up the new Touring and Tasting Room map of the wineries of Carneros. This easy to use and pleasing to the eye creation is now available...

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Lobster Bisque Recipe

Date: Mon, Oct 22, 2007 Wine Tasting

Cheryl's Favorite Lobster Bisque Recipe I always know it's going to be a good meal when Lobster Bisque is one of the starters on the menu. Lobster Bisque turns out best when provided an inordinate amount of attention. It's well...

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Kim Crawford 2006 Sauvignon Blanc

Date: Fri, Oct 19, 2007 Wine Tasting

The Kim Crawford 2006 Sauvignon Blanc is a great chick wine and another in a series of perfect Sauvignon Blancs made by Kim Crawford. As those of you who are regular readers know I'm not a fan of wine rating...

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Lobster Thermidor

Date: Thu, Oct 18, 2007 Wine Tasting

1941 Lobster Thermidor Recipe from Gourmet Magazine First appearing in Gourmet magazine in 1941, this Lobster Thermidor Recipe has been the mainstay of restaurant and home chefs for over 6 decades. I substituted Madera for Sherry in the original Lobster...

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Lobster Bisque Recipe

Date: Thu, Oct 18, 2007 Wine Tasting

Cheryl's Favorite Lobster Bisque Recipe I always know it's going to be a good meal when Lobster Bisque is one of the starters on the menu. Lobster Bisque turns out best when provided an inordinate amount of attention. It's well...

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Dry Rubs for BBQ

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

A dry rub is a blend of spices designed to compliment and enhance the flavor of a particular cut of meat. I recommend putting a dry rub on meats before putting them on the smoker generally if the night before...

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BBQ Ribs, BBQ Brisket and BBQ Beer In The Butt Chicken

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

So now with all of the preliminaries out of the way you want some bbq recipes? This is something I can do... and let's start off with a bang. This is what I call the bbq smoker trifecta.... BBQ Brisket,...

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The Baste of Barbecue

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

The roast on the right... it's just there as a tempting reminder we are heading somewhere with all these posts on the how to do's of Bar-B-Que. And there are definitely some secret techniques separating good Q and the best...

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Seared Ahi Tuna with Lavender-Pepper Crust

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

This is actually a lunch salad which goes well with the flinty mineral acidity and sweet fruit flavors of the Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay. Make sure to get the sashimi grade Ahi as the fish in this dish is prepared...

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Organic Wine? Yes, Organic Wine

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

Organic Wine Today Long gone the days of long haired hippies with bad hygenic habits fermenting vinegar in open tubs, organic wine is creating a good reputation for itself among winophiles everywhere. However the very definition of organic wine seems...

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Pork Tenderloin With Balsamic And Cherries

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

For those of you who prefer gas grills this is an easy recipe, if your using mesquite it's a bit trickier to keep it at 350 degrees with the lid up. Here's what you do.... (WARNING: For the dope smokers...

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Endive With Smoked Trout And Herbed Cream Cheese

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Wine Tasting

A champagne course, I would prefer Greg Norman's Sparkling Chardonnay / Pinot Noir as it's a semi-sweet aperitif and this entire menu has sweet elements. This recipe can be served alone, or with the Orange Cucumber Salad whose recipe I've...

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