Summer 2018 Reds

A natural assumption is that, when it's hot outside you should drink a well chilled Rosé or white wine like a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, but that couldn't be further from the truth! Aside from putting in a pitch for an Albarino I've fallen hard for: Brecon Estate's 2017 True Acacia Head Albarino, I'm… Continue reading Summer 2018 Reds

Food With Wine, Recipes, Wines

Peppery Pistachio Pesto

Summer has begun and my garden is overflowing with the peppery goodness that is basil!  I'm making a flat iron steak with arugula salad for dinner, and a peppery pesto would make a perfect complement to the flavors of both! Peppery Pistachio Pesto 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano or… Continue reading Peppery Pistachio Pesto

Food With Wine, Health, Recipes, Wines

Sunday Strawberry Wine Slushee

Because I like my bourbon & my wine, and find every excuse I can (surgeries notwithstanding) to skip the gym, I try to eat as healthy as I can at least 80% of the time.  That includes trying to get my fruits and vegetables in. I love my #VitamixProfessionalSeries750, with it's dial setting for freezing… Continue reading Sunday Strawberry Wine Slushee

Food With Wine, Recipes

Short Rib Mushroom Risotto

I love to cook and love my wine - that's no secret. #GirlsGoneWine After much trial and error, I finally got good results from a recipe I've been trying to duplicate, for a dish I had made for me at my post-Christmas birthday at one of my favorite restaurants, The Winery in Tustin, CA.   #ThisGirlLovesToEat First a tip:  Start… Continue reading Short Rib Mushroom Risotto

Food With Wine, Recipes, Wines

Banana Wine Brûlée

I came home from a few days away to find 6 ripe bananas on the counter.  The jar on the counter is already full of #BananaDogTreats. My freezer is already stocked with sliced banana chunks for #DippingInChocolate or #BananaPancakes, and a dozen or so are mashed and ready for #NationalSmoothieDay alongside 3 loaves of pre-sliced… Continue reading Banana Wine Brûlée