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Pad Thai Chicken

This Pad Thai recipe was inspired by my favorite Thai restaurant, S&L Thai. The recipe was originally printed in the local paper many years ago and I’ve managed to keep it. I’ve made some slight changes but kept to it’s … Continue reading

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Villa Toscano 2008 Red Wine Cerchio

I received my two bottle shipment as a wine club member and one of the wines received was Villa Toscano 2008 Red Wine Cerchio. My previous post on Villa Toscano still stands minus this wine. What a disappointment, especially when … Continue reading

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Beef Bourguignon

I’ve been meaning to try this recipe since watching the movie, “Julie and Julia”, I’m so glad I did! This was quite a yummy French dish, and I have to say, I’ve never cooked any French dishes. I found this … Continue reading

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Peju 2007 Cabernet Franc

Peju 2007 Cabernet Franc – Napa Valley, Rutherford As a wine club member of this wonderful winery, one of the smaller vineyards and a bit spendy, all of their wines are yummy! If I had to choose between the Cabernet … Continue reading

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Shrimp With Wilted Spinach After having a a heavy lunch, i.e., burger, I wanted to have something light for dinner, this one is perfect, not to mention healthy. I made this with a Ginger Sesame dressing that I whipped up. … Continue reading

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Anselmo Vineyards 2008 Merlot – Shasta County

Anselmo Vineyards is located in Shasta County, one of the hidden gems in this area. I visited this vineyard with a couple of my friends to do some wine tasting and lunch. Let me say that this place was such … Continue reading

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Bad Dog Ranch 2008 Petite Sirah – California

This Bad Dog Ranch 2008 Petite Sirah comes from Sonoma, California.  The read says, dark red in color. Hints of blackberry, plum, and pepper.  A great blend for a delicious, long, soft finish. My take, rich dark color, has a … Continue reading

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Pork Sinigang – Filipino Dish Favorite

Pork Sinigang – Filipino Dish This is a traditional Filipino dish that everyone will love! You can normally find the Tamarind soup base at any Asian market. Ingredients: 2 Tbs. Oil 4-5 Garlic Cloves – minced 1 Onion – sliced … Continue reading

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Penfolds Koonunga Hill 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia I say, have I not learned anything about Cabs from Australia? This wine was found at our local Holiday Market, advertising 88 points, not that I really understand the pointing system, but … Continue reading

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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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