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#WinePW – Tasting South Africa

In Appetizers, Around the World, Beverages, Desserts, Entrees, Food, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On August 13, 2016 3 Comments

Sous Chef is a seasoned world traveler. He’s been virtually everywhere, with the exception of some third world countries which wouldn’t be quite his style. Often he regales… Read More »

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

In Desserts, Food On January 10, 2016 0 Comments

Sous Chef and I have lots of rhubarbs throughout the year. No, not the baseball kind but the fruit (or is it a vegetable, or both?). One of… Read More »

Weekend in a French Kitchen: Cherry Clafoutis

In Desserts, Food, Weekends In a French Kitchen On July 19, 2015 15 Comments

I cannot tell a lie. Well, of course I can and often do so when the occasion demands. But in this case I am discussing cherries, which makes… Read More »

The French Winophiles: Bienvenue en Provence!

In Desserts, Food, The French Winophiles On July 6, 2015 2 Comments

Bienvenue en Provence! If your favorite wine season is Rosé and you are a Peter Mayle junkie like me, you’ve come to the right place. The French Winophiles… Read More »

The French Winophiles: Chard Roasted Salmon with Fennel Salad & Duet of Loire Valley Wines

In Around the World, Beverages, Desserts, Entrees, Food, Salads, Sides, The French Winophiles, Wine On June 19, 2015 24 Comments

The French are like a custard, inside a soufflé, wrapped in a pastry. How else to explain the benefits from a fatty diet, heavy smoking, and persistent alcohol… Read More »

Wine Pairing Weekend Preview: South of the Border

In Around the World, Beverages, Desserts, Food, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On May 5, 2015 2 Comments

The Cork Dorks aka Wine Pairing Weekend Warriors are going South of the Border this Saturday, May 9th to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  If you thought the only drinks… Read More »

Valentine’s Day: White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

In Desserts, Food On February 11, 2015 1 Comment

They say the “best things come in small packages.” While I can certainly think of instances when smaller is not better, and hopefully Valentine’s Day is not one… Read More »

French Fridays: Croquants? Say What?

In Desserts, Food, French Fridays With Dorie On January 30, 2015 12 Comments

Croquants?  Say what?  While I am familiar with Cro-Magnons, Croque Monsieur, and croquet, I had never heard of croquants. Thus I almost missed this week’s French Fridays with… Read More »

#BlueberryPancakeDay – Celebrate with Driscoll’s Berries!

In Desserts, Entrees, Food, Products On January 27, 2015 5 Comments

There really is a day for everything.  Squeezed between chocolate cake day and corn chip day is National Blueberry Pancake Day, just one of 365 calendar days in… Read More »

French Fridays: Viva la Vida Dorie

In Desserts, Entrees, Food, French Fridays With Dorie On January 15, 2015 11 Comments

I have a culinary bucket list that includes such diverse items as matriculating at the UC Davis wine program, dinner at the French Laundry, and attendance at Patricia… Read More »