• Morel Mushroom Burger paired to what else…Pinot Noir


    Cheers to my fabulous friend, Stephanie Meyer of Fresh Tart Steph!  Don’t miss her delicious MOREL BURGER recipe, after all it is the season.  Paired up next to the burger is a wine I recommended from the Willamette Valley of Oregon…yum! Happy National Burger Day! In celebration, I present a grassfed beef/pork combo, laced with ramps…

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    May 29, 2013
  • Girls n Grapes Tour España!

    Girls & Grapes are back at it!  We figured that since the holdiays are so close, we might as well squeeze in a number of opportunities to drink great wine.  Below is a recap of an evening spent touring ‘blindly’ the wines of Spain.  Under tin foil until the last of the tasting notes were…

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    November 30, 2011
  • Girls n Grapes Talk Turkey

    Girls & Grapes Gear up for the Wines that will Grace our Thanksgiving Tables in just a few short weeks! My fabulous group of girls that love grapes does it yet again.  With a slew of fabulous foods to snack upon and a whole gaggle of grapes to indulge – my small tasting group of…

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    November 14, 2011
  • Beer Wine & BBQ

    Once a quarter friend Michael Agnew, Cicerone of A Perfect Pint, and I teach a joint culinary beer/wine class at Cooks of Crocus Hill with our good pal, Chef Mike Shannon, the school’s culinary director.  With every class we teach, the crowd seems to get bigger and the wait list just that much longer.  Folks line…

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    August 8, 2011
  • Perfect Pairings with a Fresh Summer Menu

    Still looking to put together that perfect Summer Supper?  Look no farther!  We have your answer for an entire menu of fresh, fun summer ingredients, all the way through to their recipes. Not only are we going to share with you one terrific menu HERE, but we’re going to share some of our favorite summer…

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    August 2, 2011
  • Spicy Thai Marinade with Just the Right Vino


    I love throwing a good flat iron or flank steak on the grill in these summer months. Whether you serve it with warm tortillas, over fresh salad greens, or just as is – it truly is one of my favorite summer suppers. Salt n Pepper does just fine – however, I often love to throw…

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    July 26, 2011
  • Summer Sips with Grilled Goods!

    Summer brings out the best in our grilling skills, doesn’t it?  While hot dogs and hamburgers are a quick and easy way to satisfy your inner grill master, why not whip up a fabulous marinade to throw on your favorite cut of meat, throw it on and call it good?  Here, in Cooking Club Magazine, is…

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    June 20, 2011
  • Summertime Sippers with Strawberries


    I love summer! Yes, I know we went from late winter to just about practically July, but I don’t care. I love the heat, the smell that the humidity gives the air and more. There isn’t much I don’t appreciate about the hot summer sun on my face. Yet, one of my favorite things about…

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    June 6, 2011
  • Coconut Bread Pudding Recipe

    Looking to make that fabulous Coconut Bread Pudding Recipe from yesterday’s blog post?  Used in our Desperately Seeking Chardonnay Class at Cooks of Crocus Hill paired to a New Zealand Sparkling Chardonnay from Huia Winery of the Marlborough region.  Here it is! Recipe compliments of Chef Mike Shannon, Culinary Director for the Cooks of Crocus…

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    March 15, 2011