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#SundaySupper: Sangria

In #SundaySupper, Beverages, Cocktails, Wine On August 9, 2014 57 Comments

When I lived in Montana, “preserving” meant canning, freezing, or pickling fruits and vegetables during the summer for use when sunshine was a fleeting memory, footwear consisted of… Read More »

Wine Pairing Weekend: Paella & Albarino

In Beverages, Entrees, Food, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On August 8, 2014 20 Comments

Wine Pairing Weekend is one of my culinary favorites.  This week the Wine Pairing Weekend Group is celebrating “Wine for Summer’s Bounty.”  If you have been reading Confessions… Read More »

Refreshing Summer Wine Pairings – Aperol Spritz

In Beverages, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On July 11, 2014 14 Comments

  Italy vs. USA.  Yes, that would have been a great World Cup final.  But I am talking about another great summer competition:  the interlude between work and… Read More »

Escape to the American Riviera – Santa Barbara

In Dining, Food, Lifestyle, Travel, Wine On April 9, 2014 2 Comments

Just 90 miles WNW of Los Angeles is the American Riviera.  There in a relaxed, beautiful Mediterranean-like setting and climate you will find glorious beaches, interesting architecture sporting… Read More »

Michael’s Pizzeria Brings Italy to the Coachella Valley

In Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts, Dining, Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Wine On March 5, 2014 13 Comments

“We know, as they do in Naples, that the finest ingredients, simply paired, create the most robust culinary experiences.”  Michael’s Pizzeria at the River The pizza was invented… Read More »

Fonseca Bin 27 Port Cookie Rumble 2013 – Port in Storm Cookies

In Appetizers, Desserts, Food, Wine On November 3, 2013 4 Comments

Port is one of my favorite after-dinner indulgences.  So the Fonseca Cookie Rumble was a siren song encouraging me to imbibe, for the sake of research, some fine… Read More »

Mussels with Chorizo

In Entrees, Food, Wine On February 17, 2012 23 Comments

Mussels with Chorizo and Pasta The scene was set for a classic bistro dinner at home.  Red checkered tablecloth, bistro wine glasses, lobster napkins at the ready and… Read More »

Rubber Chicken Dinner Alternative

In Food, Salads, Wine On October 20, 2011 3 Comments

The “Rubber Chicken Dinner” season has begun; let the cheap wine flow!   Here in the Coachella Valley there are over 900 charities vying for their piece of… Read More »

Deconstructed BLT and Faux Eggs

In Entrees, Food, Wine On September 30, 2011 14 Comments

I like eggs scrambled or in an omelet, quiche or frittata.  But I hate soft boiled, hard boiled, sunnyside up, sunnyside down, or any way in which the… Read More »

She’s Got Champagne Eyes…..

In Beverages, Wine On August 17, 2011 0 Comments

“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne.” – Bette Davis Ain’t that the truth!  There is… Read More »