Archive for September, 2013

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wines – A Pinot Grigio Signed Mendoza, Argentina

Friday, September 27th, 2013
This week's inexpensive; potentially bargain wine comes from Mendoza, Argentina's major wine-producing region. Mendoza boasts an unbelievable 300 days of sunshine per year. Glacial melt waters from the Andes "irrigate" the desert, and the soil is organically poor (just in case you don't know, that's fine for wine grapes). Given the large number of Argentines Read The Post [...]

How to Make the Perfect Shrimp Remoulade

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Eli Gali Have you ever been to a restaurant and wondered how they make that shrimp so plump and juicy and that remoulade sauce to spicy and delicious? Well, it's actually not that difficult to do and it only takes about 20 minutes. Here's how it's done: -Making the Sauce There are several different remoulade recipes out there, Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near Weekly Review Of $15 Wines – A Penedes, Spain Tempranillo

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
This week we review a wine vinified from Spain's signature red grape, Tempranillo that was blended with some Cabernet Sauvignon. This offering comes from the northeastern part of the country, near the French border, home to the Torres family for three centuries. The Torres winery was founded in 1870. Their website is brimming with information such as Read The Post [...]

I Love Fine Wine – A Sweet German Gewurztraminer

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
You may know that I'm quite a fan of high-quality sweet German Rieslings. Here I am reviewing one of their cousins. Even if you don't know German you might enjoy looking at the producer's video. If you are in the Bad Duerkheim area of southwestern Germany, near the French border, you should check out the local Wurstmarkt that offers a lot more than Read The Post [...]

Simple And Easy Ways To Cook Good Food

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
By Wendy Miller It's a struggle for any parent to find time to make tasty and healthy meals. Sometimes it's tempting to give up on cooking and just order take-out. But before you place that order, read this article. You'll find some tips that will help any busy mom or dad in the kitchen. Leftover vegetable pieces shouldn't go to waste. Broccoli Read The Post [...]

Do You Prefer Sauce or Gravy?

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
By David Sievers There are plenty of purely linguistic anomalies in the culinary world. In some areas of the United States people routinely call soft drinks 'pop,' while in others they call them 'soda.' Sometimes it's a submarine sandwich, sometimes it's a grinder, and sometimes it's a hoagie. Words are part of the colorful world of food - but sometimes Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Review Of $10 Wines – Revisiting A Gewurtztraminer From Baden, Germany

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
We launched this column many years ago and one of the very first $10 wines we reviewed was a Gewurztraminer from the Baden region of southwestern Germany, across the Rhine from France. About five years later we return. The Badischerwinzerkeller winery claims to be the largest wine producer in Europe. It is a cooperative englobing almost 6000 growers Read The Post [...]

Chaat Masala – A Lovely Sour Secret To Have In The Store Cupboard

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
By David Hugonin Chaat Masala is a tangy, very fragrant and fresh tasting blend of spices used all the time in Indian cooking. The principal ingredients are a mixture of dry roasted cumin seeds, black salt, asafoetida, dried mango powder (Amchoor), ginger, dry roasted coriander seeds, black pepper, mint, and ever delightfully special cardamom. This Read The Post [...]

Best California Wines

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
There is a great deal of snobbery with regard to wine. The assumption has been that the wine growing regions of France created the very best wine and couldn't be equaled. Californian wines have blown this assumption away however it has taken a long struggle for wines from the New World to be accepted. Wine is created in every US state but Californian Read The Post [...]

I Love Fine Wine – A Pinot Gris From The Willamette Valley, Oregon

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
I think this is my first Oregon wine review. Oregon has become a major wine producer whose signature grape is the red Pinot Noir. The Willamette Valley stretches from the Columbia River in the north to just past Eugene in the south, and from the Oregon Coast Range in the west to the Cascade Mountains in the east. You may want to take a tour of the area Read The Post [...]