ChowChow- One thing to do with All those Green Tomatoes This year my garden thrived in one thing only: Tomatoes. Now, I’m not complaining, the stewed/roasted/pureed/chopped canned tomatoes will come in handy all through the winter. But when it came time to pull out the garden before it goes to the grey/brown mush of winter,Continue reading

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Winter is a time to stay inside, get cozy and dream about the year to come. I often have a better time when I do so curled up on the couch with a blanket and something tasty in a glass. Some times just cozying up with a cup of something warm that has just a bit of boozeContinue reading

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Wine is as basic a thing as bread. Flour Salt Bread + Yeast + (flavoring) = Grapes Oak Wine   And Jesus knows, they go together well! Here the core components are quite simple, but there are thousands of different styles for each. Each style was initially determined by the greater environment. Short time toContinue reading

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Last week I met a woman who was 22-23 years old and got really excited when she learned I was a winemaker. She thought wine was really cool, but always felt intimidated by the whole procedure/tradition/ritual of ordering wine at a restaurant, especially when she was dining with someone important. So, I gave her theseContinue reading

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Sometimes the dishes that get thrown together simply from what you have in your fridge (sometimes trying to use things before they go bad) can be awful and other times it can become a new favorite. This recipe falls into the later category. I shouldn’t have been surprised when it became a fast favorite ofContinue reading

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I can’t throw things away. Well, food. I can’t throw food away. A bad bottle of wine goes right down the sink but I have a really hard time throwing food away. I mean if the leftovers are bad, it’s out. But if one part of it is good, and even if there is justContinue reading

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