So we went to Zinfest in Lodi, California last week. Had a blast! I want to thank our waiter Vincent at Wine and Roses for...

Brunch is one of those occasions I always look forward to. What’s great about it is the time of day, late enough to sleep in and early enough to enjoy the rest of your day. Although brunch is...

Mixed green salad with vinaigrette

The variations for salad dressings or rather vinaigrettes are endless. In most cases a creamy vinaigrette involves the use of an egg yolk (pasteurized) or mustard to create an emulsion. Classic...

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Cheese and fruit are always an easy paring for fine wines.

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Learn how to make an easy, but delicious dessert for your next dinner party!

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I've loved cooking outdoors as long as I can remember. There are pictures of me on family...

So we went to Zinfest in Lodi, California last week. Had a...

Pairing Sauvignon Blanc – Asparagus and Fennel Salad with Beets

Wine and food paring comes with a little understanding of “profiling.” Our taste buds acknowledge that Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with shellfish, tomatoes, young cheese, and green vegetables. The wine itself has aromatic flavors from grapefruit to melon and even mineral or grass.

"You're the chef?"

I get that a lot. Guests will stick their head into the kitchen to see who is cooking and are surprised to find it's a woman. It could be my cheery red chef jacket, or just they were expecting someone else; a male chef perhaps. They are not alone. Of today's executive chefs, 80% are men.

Wine Pairing in Napa Valley

Cheese and fruit are always an easy paring for fine wines.

Try this easy, but sumptuous dessert

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Learn how to make an easy, but delicious dessert for your next dinner party!

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