Tag: Wine

Sausages With Black Grapes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This recipe is a specialty of Umbria in Italy according to Julia della Croce and comes from her cookbook “Umbria.” This is a dish I like to make in the

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The Times They Are A Changing?

Our “hood” needs help getting some soul! Here’s my vision: I want one or two new restaurants to come and add some life to our neighbourhood.  We need it! It doesn’t have to be cutting edge! Traditional food, well-cooked, open for lunch

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A Visit to a Tuscan Farm

Some months ago Judy Witts Francini posted on FB that she had gone to pick up some Cinta Senese pig products from a “farm” near Castellina in Chianti, I knew we had to go as we would be in Chianti

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Basics & Tips

Near Montalcino – A Little Piece of Heaven

If we had a bucket list, a visit to the Mate` winery would have been on it! Our first introduction to Mr. Mate´ was through his utterly delightful, funny, books about moving to and living in Tuscany; “The Hills of

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Hunting and Gathering

I am so lucky to have married someone who has a passion for food like I do! It’s our way of nurturing each other. My husband likes the challenge of finding good, affordable wines to accompany our meals and on  the weekends he always asks

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Poached Pears

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. An excellent, light dessert with pears poached in wine and spices. Love the juices! Makes 4 Servings 4 Bosc pears, peeled & cored, seeds removed (a melon baller is a

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What Wine?

For a printer friendly version, click here. Here’s some suggestions for choosing the wine to go with that fabulous meal you are preparing. This won’t be anything new to a lot of you, but for some, it might just come

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