What's New

Cooking With Quinoa!

As the weather turns cooler we begin to look to stews and rich dishes that will stick to our bones and make the cooler months a bit more bearable. Quinoa can help lighten those heavier dishes and is a super food you should be trying!

“I ate too much quinoa last night.” Now that's not something you'll hear me say everyday. In fact I don't think I've ever said that prior to earlier this week. You see in a long standing effort to eat more healthily I've been doing things like eating less meat and more veggies, increasingly turning to beans for to get my protein and looking for alternatives to rice, pasta, and bread on the grain front. And you know what? Quinoa can be pretty darn good!
Read more »

Recent Articles

Cooking With Corn!

I don't know what's happening in your neck of the woods, and with drought rather widespread this year I am scared to ask and hopeful that things are good, but her in the northeast we're having a...
Read more »

Grilling the Bounty of the Sea

While we may not be getting ready to put the grill away quite yet, this last gasp of summer, or the summer we almost had, does deserve a bit of celebratory grilling. As an avid griller, I grill...
Read more »

Great Grilled Seafood and...?

Tomorrow I’ll be reviewing a handful of Assyrtikos from Santorini. Inarguably one of the great white wines of the world and one of the great grilled fish partners as well. I’ll be following...
Read more »

Earlier Articles

Summer Salad Redux

1 comment

You can write a book about what to cook during the summer time, and I almost complete an entire cookbook each season, but sometimes I’m in such a rush to make the great dishes that i love that I , almost, forget to cover the basics. With just a... Read more »

Grab a Burger and Relax!

3 comments

Life is funny, and predictable in so many ways. Take the summer. I break out the grill and the first things that gets fired up is a fabulous, juicy steak. Then come ribs, marinated then dry rubbed before slow smoking. Then more pork, some fish,... Read more »

Surprising Rice Salads

0 comments

I’ve been writing a lot about meat lately, which is normal for me both because I like a nice piece of meat, particularly in the summer when the grill is going, and meat of all sorts are usually very easy to pair well with wine. Double bonus... Read more »

Grilling for a Change

5 comments

So, here I am trying to compile a few compelling grilled beef recipes and you know what I find? A ton of Filet Mignon recipes. That is so 1960 folks. Today we're grilling up the tough cuts. Well not really. I love a good Filet now and again but it... Read more »

Delicate and Delicious!

1 comment

While much of summer’s oohing and awing seems reserved for dry aged, grass fed and locally grown beef these days, not that I am complaining, eating beef on a daily basis can grow tiresome. We need variety in our lives, and while there are many... Read more »

Succulent and Summery Shrimp!

1 comment

I recently made a dish that was roughly a cross between Cioppino and a sea fra Diavolo. Spicy, tomatoey and with a nice hit of diced fennel, it was absolutely fabulous over rice, though it would be equally delicious over pasta or served with a... Read more »

Recipes for a Fabulous 4th!

1 comment

Summer is finally, actually, completely here and to celebrate we get this fabulous long weekend for the 4th of July. How fortuitous that the fourth falls on a Friday this year, ensuring that we all get the weekend off, though I know many of us... Read more »

Grab the Grill and Get Tacoing!

1 comment

One benefit of writing about food and wine all the time is that you are reminded of things you might have forgotten. Take tacos for examples. It's not like I'd forgotten about them actually, but I was reminded while doing some recent, umm,... Read more »

Gettin our Chicken on!

0 comments

We’ve had grilled chicken on the brain recently, and for some inspired recipes check out our recent article Great Grilled Chickens! Of course there are near infinite permutations of grilled chicken recipes and the wines that work with them so we... Read more »

Who Loves Grilled Pork?

0 comments

As we delve deeper into the grilling season it's time for pork to take center stage. I love grilled pork, heck I love pork, though I tend to find my meat at local butchers and farmsteads since the supermarket stuff tends to be, shall we say... Read more »

Great Grilled Chickens!

0 comments

With everyone getting in on the grilling game it's no surprise that grilled chicken is more popular than ever. We like chicken because it's a healthy meat, but the truth is the least healthy bits of the chicken tend to grill up the best. While... Read more »

1 2 3 4 5  ...  53 next