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Thai Citrus Chicken Recipe

One of my favorite Thai restaurants, S & L Thai in Fairfield, California, makes this wonderful Citrus Chicken dish.  This dish is one of their signature dishes so you probably won’t find it any other Thai Restaurant. Since I am … Continue reading

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Salmon Marinated in Sweet Chili Sauce with Wilted Spinach

A must try dish! This Salmon dish is so delicious, it just melts in your mouth!  A nice healthy dish and low on carbs too. Ingredients: 2-6oz Salmon Fillets Marinade 1 tsp. Minced Ginger 2 tbs. Sweet Chili Sauce 1 … Continue reading

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HRM Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon – Red Wine

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HRM Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon HRM (His Royal Majesty) Rex Goliath is named after the Giant 47 pound Rooster, who was a treasured attraction of a Texas circus many years ago.  This California wine from Woodbridge has a sticker stating … Continue reading

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Colorful Thai Red Curry Chicken

Thai food is one of my favorites!  Here’s a colorful Thai Red Curry Chicken dish that I enjoy making.  It’s simple and quick to make.  Just a little prep and you can throw this yummy dish together. Ingredients: 2 Tbs. … Continue reading

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Villa Toscano 2008 Old Vine Zinfandel – Red Wine

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Villa Toscano and sister winery, Bella Piazza are located in Amador County, California.  I spoke about the winery and some of their wines in one of my previous posts. I’m not so much of a Zin “fan” only because I … Continue reading

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Jenn’s Beef Panang with Green Beans

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I was trying to figure out what to prepare for dinner with beef sirloin and coconut milk and came up with my own recipe, thankfully it turned out yummy, so quick and easy to make! Ingredients: 2 tbs. oil 1 … Continue reading

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Buckley’s Cove 2009 Merlot

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Buckley’s Cove 2009 Merlot, South Eastern Australia Surprisingly, I’ve opened up my narrow mind to try this Australian Merlot.  So the bottle reads, “plump and fleshy body”. This Buckley’s Cove Merlot does have a nice bouquet, with ruby red color, … Continue reading

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Chicken Tinola – Filipino Dish

Simple and quick to prepare is this popular Filipino dish, Chicken Tinola.  I used the chicken drummettes, but you can use a whole chicken cut into serving pieces. Ingredients: 1 Tbs. Oil 1 inch cube ginger, sliced 2 Garlic cloves, … Continue reading

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Wrath 2008 Pinot Noir

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Wrath Wines 2008 Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard, Monterey Our 2nd stop of our wine tasting in Monterey County was at Wrath Wines. Their tasting room was roomy and overlooks a large pond. The label, I thought, was quite contemporary, … Continue reading

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Hahn Estates 2007 Merlot

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Hahn Estates is located in Monterey County, the tasting room is located up the stairs, attached was a nice size deck which overlooks the beautiful vineyard and awesome view. The winner on the wine tasting was the 2007 Merlot, although … Continue reading

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