#WinePW – Lobster, Corn Fritters & Balletto Brut Rose

On February 13, 2016 1 Comment

Chocolates and roses are certainly de rigueur for Valentine’s Day, but give me a marine crustacean, a plastic bib, and a glass or two of sparkling wine and… Read More »


#WinePW – Apple of My Eye Pork Chops

On February 12, 2016 3 Comments

A man’s stomach may be the portal to his heart, but a woman’s can be accessed in many ways, not the least of which is returning to one’s… Read More »


#WinePW – 50 Oysters a Day & Other Tales of Seduction

On February 11, 2016 5 Comments

If an apple a day keeps the doctors away, “50 oysters a day will sway lovers your way.” Or so the legend of Casanova would have us believe…. Read More »


#BloggerCLUE & #WinePW – Valentine’s Day Take-In Dinner

On February 9, 2016 18 Comments

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and The Blogger C.L.U.E. Society is featuring soups and stews this this month to spice up your kitchen adventures. I was paired with Amy… Read More »


#WinePW – Picpoul de Pinet for Valentine’s Day

On February 9, 2016 5 Comments

Here is a treat for this Valentine’s Day. Whether for you and your lover, or just for you if nursing a broken heart or anxiety over an unrequited… Read More »

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#WinePW – Valentine’s Day Steakhouse Dinner at Home

On February 8, 2016 9 Comments

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, here is a restaurant quality Valentine’s Day dinner with wine pairing to impress your sweetheart with your… Read More »


#ItalianFWT – Exploring Gaglioppo

On February 6, 2016 4 Comments

I have thought often about giving Sous Chef the boot, both literally and figuratively. But timidity, temperance or love has always prevented precipitous action. At least until this… Read More »

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Comfort in a Bowl: Minestrone

On January 21, 2016 1 Comment

El Niño has brought the good fortune of winter weather in the desert and I’m celebrating by making some beloved winter comfort foods. One of my all-time favorites… Read More »

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#WinePW – Valentine’s Invite

On January 18, 2016 2 Comments

If New Year’s Eve is for amateurs, Valentine’s Day must be for faux lovers. Who else would risk a meaningful relationship by dining in a noisy restaurant, eating… Read More »

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Downton Sundays: The Carson

On January 17, 2016 1 Comment

Carson finds himself in a real conundrum. Whom does he please: Mrs. Hughes, his fiancée, or Lady Mary? The stress of it all has caused me to seek an… Read More »