• A Resolution For Greek Wine, A Recipe For Avgolemeno #WinePW 8

      Another Wine Pairing Weekend This months Wine Pairing Weekend #WinePW we were asked to make a New Years Resolution about about a wine or wine region would we like to explore in 2015. I elected to learn more about the wines of Greece. My reasons are personal and are related to the passing of my step-grandfather who was from the island of Crete. Consider this post an homage in his memory.

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    • cocktail friend: dirty banana

      Yum to the rum. Just got back from Negril, and when you’re in Jamaica that’s what you drink. My favorite rum cocktail was the Dirty Banana – super refreshing and you’ll never feel guilty if you have it very early in the morning because it’s basically a nutritious shake! So here’s the recipe for 2 cocktails: 2 ounces coffee li ...

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  • Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms

    … lumpy). Reduce heat until water is a strong simmer. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter into water; cook until dumplings are cooked through and doubled in size, about 5 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon; add to stew just before serving. Servings: 6 Stew (without dumplings) can be made 3 days ahead. Let cool; cover and chill. Recipe courtesy of Bon…

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  • Kari Ayam - Take 4

    … Take three was five years ago and called for the curious addition of tomatoes and Madras curry powder. This attempt seems more expected, though toward the end some modifications that you follow at your own peril. . . Firstly the spices. Heat 2 tablespoons of coriander seeds, 1 tablespoon of cumin and half a tablespoon of fennel seeds in a pan…

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  • Recipe: Spanish Spicy Chicken Wings

    … A classic BBQ star and Super Bowl Party essential, chicken wings can be done in countless ways. So, in keeping with your theme, we have a marinade recipe that is sweet, smoky, spicy, and Spanish. We incorporate smoked Spanish paprika, honey, sesame, and sherry vinegar with Spanish olive oil to give a nice kick to the taste buds and a knowing nod…

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  • Recipe: Spanish Chili with Chorizo

    … An alternative to bean and meat “chili” at this year’s Super Bowl party is the hearty stew from the Spanish region of Asturias known as Fabada. One of this northern region’s claims to gastronomic fame, Fabada is great for feeding a crowd and is really para chuparse los dedos—They’re “finger-sucking good”. Fabada is even sold in a can…

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  • Recipe: Valencian Paella

    … is you find this recipe lacking). According to tradition in Valencia, paella is cooked over an open fire, fueled by orange and pine branches along with pine cones. This produces an aromatic smoke which infuses the paella. Tip: Cover the paella for 10 minutes prior to eating to allow the flavors to settle into the dish. Saludos! Valencian Paella…

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  • Super Bowl Sunday Deserves Good Food

    … Whether you enjoy wine, beer or a cocktail while watching this year’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, be sure to include some tasty foods. When serving either of the chilis below, provide plenty of chips to go with hot bowls of chili. The recipes below are from Barrington Cellars, a boutique winery in Penn…

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  • Grenache! Grenache? Grenache!, Few Rare Grapes and a Recipe

    … continues on the palate – limited fruit expression, medium to full body, good acidity, food friendly. (Drinkability: 7+) Okay, now we can finally talk Grenache, which I mentioned 3 times in the title of this post, right? I think when it comes to the range of expression among 7-10 most widely known red grapes, Grenache offer the most versatility…

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  • How To Cook Seafood, Vol.3

    … people more confidence in preparing seafood at home? Welcome to the third edition of How To Cook Seafood series where I present advice and recipes for seafood from chefs. The advice is geared for home cooks, simple suggestions and recipes that most anyone can do at home. My hope is that it will spur on more people to cook seafood at home. If any…

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  • Not such a good grade: Speck, Pea Shoot and Marsala Meatballs

    … Don’t you get tired to always cook the same dishes? During the last years, I have mastered some recipes that have become my signature dishes. I always have the essential ingredients for them in my refrigerator and I can cook them with my eyes closed. And, of course, I always shoot for one of those dishes for a weeknight meal. Unfortunately, Her…

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  • Cleansing the Body Portuguese Style with Pork!

    … come up with! For every recipe we receive, we’ll throw in one as well. Ready to get your cleansing on? I’ll go first! One of my favorite Portuguese dishes is the “Carne de Porco à Alentejana,” a combo of pork cubes and clams served with fried potatoes. It’s a southern specialty that’s in no way diet-friendly, since all you’ll want to do is sop up…

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  • Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Bussières 2009

    … Harissa marinated chicken thighs. From Ottolenghi the cookbook. The ingredients are listed here. I deboned 8 thighs, leaving the skin on, but removing the most fat riddled portions. The harissa has a beautiful depth and less heat than my previous pastes (1, 2). It's mostly because of the roasted capsicum. . . For my own reference - pierce a large…

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  • A modified millennium falco

    …, basil and sliced onion and then instead of the suggested Berkshire pork sausage meat the same amount of nduja. * For the breadcrumbs - a 60 gram portion from a of sour dough baton processed into a rough crumb. Fry in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, along with 3 cloves of garlic (left whole but crushed). Remove the garlic when the crumbs are suitably golden and crunchy (about 5 minutes). Click here for the original context …

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  • Necessity

    … of garden herbs - parsley and a few leaves of mint, together with half a bunch of slightly ragged fridge coriander. Two sticks of spring onion finely sliced (which along with the coriander were used in a green mango salad two days earlier), half a red and green chilli chopped (left over condiments from take away Vietnamese), a can of red beans drained…

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  • Paleo Cinnamon Rolls

    … sea salt 3/4 cup tapioca flour 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 tbsp apple butter 1 egg Filling: ½ cup apple butter ½ tsp tapioca flour ¼ cup crushed walnuts ½ tsp cinnamon Spoon the filling in the center and spread out to the edge but not all the way. Topping: homemade apple butter …

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