Monthly Archives: February 2011

This Rainbow Creek 2008 Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region, is one I was quite pleasantly surprised about. As the bottle states, this wine produces traditional open-tank fermentation using natural yeasts, matures in French oak barrels. Shows bright berry aromas, … Continue reading

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Spiced Shrimp with Rice

Spiced Shrimp with Rice from Better Homes and Garden Cookbook with some changes. This was my first time making this dish. It is quite easy and quick to prepare. I made some changes to the recipe just to give it … Continue reading

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Villa Toscano 2008 La Via

Villa Toscano and their sister winery, Bella Piazza are both fabulous wineries. We visited both wineries a couple of times, the first visit, we joined both of their wineries. Villa Toscano and Bella Piazza are located in Amador County….and get … Continue reading

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Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup – Simple and Quick

If you’re looking to cook something quick with Chicken, you’ll like this one! This is a recipe I whipped up while trying to figure out what to cook for dinner one evening.  Little did I know that this Chicken with … Continue reading

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Nottage Hill 2006 Shiraz – Australia

This South Eastern Australian Shiraz, makers Thomas Hardy & Sons, bottle price I found for under $5, is definitely one to keep.  I’ve gathered my own opinion on what regions have the best Merlot, Cab, Shiraz/Syrah, Pinot, or Chardonnay.  But … Continue reading

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Asian-Style Braised Short Ribs

I found this recipe by Emeril Lagasse. This Asian-style braised short ribs dish is one of our family favorites and will sure to be one to add to your favorites list! The beef short ribs are so tasty, tender and … Continue reading

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Panang Pork – Thai Recipe

  This is one of my favorite Thai curry dishes!  I hope you enjoy, please feel free to comment. Ingredients: 2 tbs. oil 1 can (4 oz) Panang Curry Paste – use less if you want it less spicy 1 … Continue reading

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2009 Lismore Range Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Lismore Range Cabernet Sauvignon from South Eastern Australia This was another bottle I picked up at our local Grocery Outlet.  Again, when I say this is a great place to try a variety of different wines from different regions … Continue reading

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Hello food and wine lovers!

Thank you for visiting my site for recipe and wine reviews.  I will be posting either recipes or wines I have tried or even my favorites, along with pics and videos on some of the recipes I prepare.  Enjoy, and … Continue reading

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2008 Papio Merlot California

Smooth full body Merlot, flavorful, wonderful bouquet, has luscious blackberry and cherry flavors resulting in a balanced wine.  Alcohol content 13.5% by volume. I discovered this wine at our local Grocery Outlet and it has become one of my favorites … Continue reading

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