• Simply… Cooking with MawMaw’s and Granny’s Cast Iron

      Yesterday I read Rick Bragg’s, “Southern Journal”, at the end of the November issue of Maw-Maw and buggy Southern Living. In this issue he was talking about his mother and her refusal to cook “on new stuff”. For some time now I’ve realized the older I get the more I want to simplify my life. While some can’t wait for the latest technological gadget, I find myself drawn mor ...

      Kellie Stargaard/ Wine Chicks Guide- 2 readers -
    • Pacific Rim Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

      It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go. Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la. Jingle bells, jingle bells. It’s Christmas, yippee! I’ve been scanning the channels for Frosty and Rudolph but I just can’t seem to find them, what the heck? Insert record scratch here Hold on, I just glanced at the calendar, it’s not Christmas yet, it’ ...

      Kellie Stargaard/ Wine Chicks Guidein Riesling- 1 readers -
    • 6 Tips to Guarantee Fresh and Delicious Olive Oil

      There isn’t a home or professional kitchen in Spain that doesn’t stock olive oil. Its omnipresence is ubiquitous. Similar to the French passion for butter, we adore this unctuous, golden liquid! One of the best ways to experience Spanish oil is during breakfast. While a sweet pastry is still appreciated, most of us are unconditionally loyal to “Pan, Aceite y Jamón”.

      Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 1 readers -
  • There are witches in the air: purple cauliflower soup

    … 2 Servings Looking at Her Majesty’s Halloween menu, I had the impression that something was missing. What was it? We had the bats and the skeleton and the ghost … so? But some witches of course! Over the last few days, I have been thinking about a dish which would be reminiscent of witches and when I saw a purple cauliflower at the grocery…

    Flora's Table -
  • Chianti Days are Upon Us

    … this wine. We paired with an eggplant, asparagus, mozzarella Panini with basil pesto. The wine really paired wonderfully with what I consider to be an adult version of the grilled cheese sandwich. Sorry no pictures of this delicious sandwich. I know, bad blogger but sometimes you just have to eat your food while it’s hot. Region: Chianti Classico…

    Kellie Stargaard/ Wine Chicks Guidein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Red Heat Tavern: Josper Charcoal Broiler Oven (Part 1)

    … of the kitchen at the Red Heat Tavern, a relatively new restaurant in Wilmington, easily accessible from Route 93. I've spoken to two chefs at the Tavern, dined there on two occasions, and got a chance to view the oven in operation. And I remain excited about this oven, and I believe other chefs should investigate the capabilities of this unique item…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -
  • My goodbye to summer: tomato, olive and eggplant spaghetti

    …, heat 3 Tbsp of olive oil. Add the tomatoes, the garlic, the basil, some salt (to taste) and cook on a medium heat for about 10 minutes. Remove the garlic from the skillet and add the olives. Keep cooking on a low heat until the water from the tomatoes has completely evaporated. Remove the skillet from the stove and add 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Put…

    Flora's Table- 1 readers -
  • Simply…Fresh Food Basil Pesto

    … – amount depends on amount of basil Optional: Tbsp. lemon juice Pine Nuts I love growing fresh herbs just steps from my kitchen and miss it dearly during the colder months. So long basil, until next summer. Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Cooking and tagged Basil, low temps, pesto, Simply fresh food, summer basil, Wine Chicks Guide. Bookmark the permalink. …

    Kellie Stargaard/ Wine Chicks Guide- 2 readers -
  • Rave Review! Original Culinary Spirits now in Texas

    … and poultry creations and superb for deglazing pan sauces. Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Rum™ — Lacking the overpowering sweetness found in traditional rums, our Rum is delicious in recipes ranging from a savory Caribbean black bean dip to traditional rum balls and cake. Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Blended Bourbon™ — With its slight smokiness…

    Texas Wine Lover- 2 readers -
  • Sushi Titans Battle! O Ya vs Sushi Iwa

    … Iwa, of Sushi Iwa in Japan. The event was held at the Clarke Studio in Milford and was filmed for ABC Asahi Broadcasting, a national Japanese TV network, for their prime time cooking competition. You can check out one of their prior episodes here, though please know that it is all in Japanese. So, when this new episode airs, everything I said…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -
  • Scenes From an Italian Wedding and Bacon-Wrapped Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets

    The Meaning of Life Movie Clip - watch all clips click to subscribe Monsieur Creosote (Terry Jones) underestimates his stomach when his waiter (John Cleese) offers him a parting mint. TM & © Universal (2012) Cast: John Cleese, Terry Jones Director: Terry Jones MOVIECLIPS YouTube Channel: Join our Facebook page: http://j.

    Flora's Table- 5 readers -