• Grilled Chestnuts, and Wine to Impress

      You know the famous Christmas song, “Chestnuts roasting on your Weber grill… ?” Oh wait. Those aren’t the lyrics? Well, they are in my house, because we just can’t hold back from any opportunity to use the grill or smoker, even in the wintertime. Yes, even when it comes to roasting chestnuts for the holidays.

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    • Wine and Dine: Rosa Regale 2013 and Mini Cheese Ball Bites

      As much as I enjoy entertaining at home during the holidays, it’s often more fun to be a guest. Someone else is cleaning their house and setting the stage for good food and merriment…all that is requested of me is to bring an appetizer and at times a bottle of wine for pairing. I have a history of holding hot (and often drippy) appetizers while walking down the street or desper ...

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  • Holiday Cocktails: PIEHOLE Whiskey

    … to let loose during the holidays and have some fun. Here are some fun recipes using Apple Pie PIEHOLE Whiskey, as well as some fun food suggestions! Just Like Ma’s: Courtesy of Piehole Whiskey 1.25 oz. Piehole Apple Pie .25 oz. Stirrings Ginger Flavored Liqueur 1 dash of angostura bitters Splash of sour mix Glassware: Shot glass Preparation: Add…

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  • The John Gormley Eggnog Recipe

    … The John Gormley Eggnog Recipe As I said on the air today, I make this for myself using half the sugar, and skim milk. Dial in the variables to suit yourself. Also shaved dark chocolate on top is a nice touch. As is Fee Bros. Mint Bitters. The original recipe A couple of great suggestions from callers The “Low Cal” and singeton version…

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  • Herb Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe

    … Herb Roasted Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe by Todd Knoll on December 15, 2014 Looking for a easy, delicious recipe for your family dinner party this holiday season? Herb roasted pork belly made in the Italian porchetta tradition (boneless pork roast with savory herbs) is a savory dinner party entrée that is simple to prepare in advance, and its…

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  • Mulled Wines for the Holidays!

    … Listen to Jingle Bells while enjoying mulled wine! Walk into many winery tasting rooms during the holidays, and you will immediately notice a holiday aroma including cinnamon and cloves. Frequently the winery you are visiting has a crockpot of warm/hot mulled wine behind the counter awaiting visitors. While some wineries bottle a mulled wine…

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  • 3 Must Try Portuguese Winter Soup Recipes!

    … childhood favorites, “Sopa de Cenoura” (carrot soup). When I paid a visit to family living in the countryside, my Tia Benvinda surprised me with two soup recipes I hadn’t come across in Portugal before: “Sopa de Pao com Agua do Feijao” (bread soup with bean broth) and “Crème de Grao” (chickpea bisque). I was especially fascinated by this uber-peasant…

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  • Vintage 2008 Champagne Cocktail, Elder Fashion Royale, from Death and Co the Book

    … Garnish: 1 grapefruit twist Stir all the ingredients (except the champagne) over ice, then strain into a flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with the grapefruit twist. (*Recipe reproduced with permission from Death & Co, Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, Alex Day- Published by Ten Speed Press- October 2014) …

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  • Mussels in Cream with French Fries

    … then soften and some people prefer unsalted fries. 8 – 10 servings. Recipe courtesy of Marquis Lalande Marquis de Lalande Bordeaux Blanc Bordeaux, France Armand Lalande, great economist, member of the Medoc and Consulate of Austria-Hungary, founded the house wine trade “A.LALANDE & CIE” in 1840. As one of the jewels of Bordeaux located…

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  • Stuffed Tomatoes Pairing Recipe

    … of toast and spice.” – Eric Marin, winemaker Winemaker: Eric Marin Appellation: Cotes de Castillon Controlee, France Varietal Blend: 87% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc Analysis: 13.6% alc/vol Aging: 75% American Oak, 25% French Oak, aged 14 month Filed under: Recipes Tagged: Aglianico wine, bordeaux wines, Cabernet, cabernet franc, chateau lideyre, cooking with wine, food pairing, french recipe, french wines, merlot, philippe bardet, recipe, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

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  • For Coffee, Tea and Company, Buckwheat Linzer Cookies from Flavor Flours

    … Sablés dough (see below), shaped into logs and chilled as directed ½ cup blackberry (or other) preserves Powdered sugar for dusting Equipment Baking sheets, lined with parchment paper ⅞-inch round cookie cutter (or bottle cap to improvise) Sifter or medium-fine mesh strainer 1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven…

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  • Recipe: 2014 Thanksgiving Cocktails

    … new. Here’s a few that I’m going to be forcing upon my family, along with a few others that may prove interesting for your holiday gatherings. Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (Created by Jon Gasparini @ Rye) 2 oz. Wild Turkey 81 rye 1 tsp pumpkin spice black tea syrup 2 dashes Bar Keep Apple bitters 1 dash Angostura bitters Combine ingredients in an old…

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  • Easy Duck Confit Recipe: Substituting Olive Oil for Duck Fat

    … marinating in extra virgin olive oil Executive chef at Jordan since 2007. Constant gardener, Paco Jet devotee and lover of dehydrated fruits, vegetables and herbs. Guilty pleasure: making sea salt in Hawaii. If you like this post, please visit us on Facebook. Subscribe to The Journey via RSS or Email to receive instant updates. …

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