A crisp, clean and complex white Bordeaux like the Chateau de Fieuzal Blanc 2009 from the Graves AOC is the perfect match for this creamy rich vegetable-based soup. Chateau de Fieuzal is deservedly best known for its white wines from the Pessac-Léognan with their characteristic complexity, freshness, intensity and harmony. The foundations of these wines are built on two grape selections - the Sauvignon brings structure, freshness and fruitiness, often with a faint reminder o
Let's start with an easy recipe for Spiced Maple Nuts that pairs well with a fruit forward Cotes du Rhone rouge or a robust Rioja. Whole or halves will be most tasty and beautiful. Feel free to mix up the combo with hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, etc. to taste. Makes 3 ½ cups 1 cup almonds 1 cup pecans 1 cup walnuts ¼ cup shelled raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas) ¼ cup raw pistachios ⅓ cup pure maple syrup 2 tbsps. olive oil 2 tsps. chopped fresh rosemary leaves 2 tsps. crushed red pe
After a two year hiatus I am back to doing what I love most - exploring the world of food and wine. I appreciate your continued support while I was busy building someone else's business! I look forward to reconnecting with all of you and enjoying writing about my passions. Thank you!