Archive for January, 2014

Traditional Italian Food And Wine Pairings – Lombardy Dishes And Dessert Wine

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
We need not pity poor old Lombardy in northern Italy because she has no seacoast. She does have some of the finest lakes in all of Europe. Its capital Milan is Italy's center of finance, fashion, and the media. Did we mention the region's voluminous agricultural output? Expect to find fine wine and food in this lovely region. Colomba Pasquale (Easter Read The Post [...]

Choose A Wine To Accompany Lamb Dishes

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Lamb chops are cut from the rib, loin, and shoulder areas. They usually include some bone, which tends to improve their flavor. Shoulder chops are usually the least expensive. Lamb chops are often cooked with dry heat, grilled or pan-broiled. Breast of lamb (baby chops) can be baked in the oven. Classic wine pairings for lamb chops include Barolo, the Read The Post [...]

Nutmeg And Mace – A Short History

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
By David Hugonin Mace is the outer coating the Nutmeg. The nutmegs Myristica are a genus of evergreen trees indigenous to tropical southeast Asia and Australasia. They are important for two spices derived from the fruit, Nutmeg and Mace. Nutmeg is the actual seed of the tree, roughly egg-shaped and about 20-30 mm long and 15-18 mm wide, and weighing Read The Post [...]

Classic Italian Food And Wine Pairings – Lombardy Dishes And White Wine

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Located to the south of Switzerland, mountainous Lombardy in northern Italy is one of the few Italian regions that has no seacoast. To make up for this terrible shortcoming, this lovely region is home to several beautiful lakes. Lombardy is a major agricultural producer and its capital Milan is the financial, fashion, and media center of Italy. Lombardy Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wine – Revisiting A Sicilian Red Blend

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
At first I didn't realize that I had previously reviewed this particular wine. No real surprise, there aren't all that many $10 wines out there. Interestingly enough, the previous time around the review was held up as I listened to President Obama's first press conference dealing with economic issues. Now that everything has been settled. Or wait? Anyway. Read The Post [...]

50 Quick And Easy Freezer Recipes – How To Prepare Healthy Weekly Recipes For The Family

Sunday, January 26th, 2014
Copyright © 2014 Louise A Costas Having a little junk food from time to time is not bad but it cannot be had constantly. With the hectic work schedule that so many people have, it can be a bit challenging to prepare a healthy meal each day. "50 Quick And Easy Freezer Recipes" a new book by Asher Scott is a great option for that family that is always Read The Post [...]

Single Mom Doing it All

Sunday, January 26th, 2014
By Jessica Rector As a single mom who does it all, cooks, cleans, owns a successful business, is the only provider for her child, and now dates, I've been asked, "How do you do it?" What a great question. Anyone who acts like they have it all figured out and together is not being honest. Even as someone whose work solely stems around single moms, Read The Post [...]

Which Wine Goes With Game Dishes, Part I

Sunday, January 26th, 2014
If you really want to get the best out of a special meal, it can be quite worthwhile for you to spend a little extra time and perhaps a little extra money to match your wine and food. Since you probably don't have the chance to eat game very often, do not blindly grab any old bottle out of the wine cabinet. Preparing game can really be a challenge. Read The Post [...]

Choose A Wine To Go With Beef Dishes, Part I

Sunday, January 26th, 2014
It can be quite worthwhile to spend a little extra time, and maybe a little extra money to match your wine and food. Short ribs are a popular cut of beef. Beef short ribs are larger and usually more tender and meatier than their pork counterpart. A full slab of short ribs is usually about 10 inches square, and 3 to 5 inches thick. It contains three Read The Post [...]

Choose A Wine To Accompany Pork Dishes, Part I

Sunday, January 26th, 2014
It can be quite worthwhile to spend a little extra time, and perhaps a little extra money to match your wine and food. Let's see what we can do with pork. Different cuts of pork ribs have different combinations of meat, bone, and fat, leading to different flavors and textures. Spare ribs contain more bone than meat and also quite a bit of fat which Read The Post [...]