While shopping at Bed Bath and Beyond I overheard a soon-to-be-bride being assisted with her bridal registry. The shop clerk asked, “Would you like to register for any table linens?” The reply was a blunt, “No.” A little part of me died inside. I could never pass up such an opportunity. Decorating the table is one [...]
This recipe is easy, quick, and perfect for a weeknight meal. The hubby asked if we can add it to our rotation, so it’s also a keeper! This was inspired by a contribution from Daniel Orr that I recently saw in Food & Wine Magazine. Makes 4 servings 1 tablespoon butter 12 oz. package of sausages – [...]
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The squash blossoms at the local farmers market this summer have been tempting me each week as I walk by. There’s just something about their delicate nature and vivid orange hue. They look the way summer should taste. However, not having cooked with them before I wasn’t sure what I would do with them. Knowing that they [...]
Remember the Mystery Date game? The premise was for the player to collect enough cards in order to be ready for the date that will appear when she opens the door. The cards identify different components of an outfit. Naturally, each outfit corresponds to one of four dating scenarios including the formal dance date, bowling [...]
There is no doubt about it, Chardonnay is definitely one of the hubby’s favorite wine varieties. So as a Christmas gift to him, I organized a special wine dinner at home featuring Chardonnay along with some of his favorite food pairings. Sure, a lot of people have moved to the ABC camp (Anything But Chardonnay). A [...]
Looking for something to do this weekend? Then head to the Taste of Tulalip for the Grand Taste on Saturday, November 10th. When it comes to great food and wine, this event seriously has it going on. And I know I’ve said it before, but who would’ve thought a casino could do food so well? Yet, [...]
This recipe comes from my food and wine pairing instructor, Chef Lenny Rede with a slight tweak on my part. On the night he served this dish in class, these strawberries were the rich, syrupy contrast to fluffy, creamy desserts paired with bubbles. When I returned from a recent trip to Oregon with a bottle of [...]
I recently became acquainted with the author of the blog Chasing Jen . Documented on the blog is a delightful approach to pairing wine with fried chicken . One wine – the Coenobium Bianco – paired with six different flavor profiles of fried chicken, that is! Consider me intrigued. After all, we often conduct experiments for deVine Table by serving [...]
It’s the end of the quarter at Northwest Wine Academy . That means it’s time for me to prepare a food and wine pairing to present to the class as part of my grade. The topic is dessert wines. I’m one of those people who craves the contrast between sweet and salty. So, when I saw a recipe [...]
At a recent dinner to raise awareness for Bristol Bay , Blueacre Seafood served up a lovely and refreshing cherry gazpacho. Even with the focus on cherries, the dish was on the rich and savory side. I’m not exactly sure how Chef Kevin Davis accomplished that, but it certainly inspired me to give it a try. This makes [...]
A great food and wine pairing can be magical! Such a match takes each component to the next level. On the other hand, a poor combination can make the wine taste nasty. That’s why I’m often surprised when a winery hosts an event where something like jalapeno artichoke dip is served. Sure, it’s inexpensive to [...]
Life as a student at Northwest Wine Academy is full of challenges. The biggest challenge of them all? What food and wine pairing to present on the final night of class. This quarter the class I took was Varietals III which covers a variety of libations beyond wine such as beer, cider, sake, and spirits. The [...]