Continuing on with our Day 1 adventures, brings us to Mumm Napa, just up the road a few minutes from Paraduxx Winery, on Silverado Trail. This was our last stop for the day and our reservation was for 4:00. As you approach the winery you can see acres and acres of vineyards, much like any […]Read More Adventures in Napa and Sonoma or Happy Anniversary to Us. Day 1, Part III
For Day1, Part I go here. We had planned to stop at R+D Kitchen for lunch as part of our itinerary. We had been here a couple of times before and we liked it so much that we wanted to go again. Plus, our next appointment was at 2:00 and it was within 10 minutes […]Read More Adventures in Napa and Sonoma or Happy Anniversary to Us. Day 1, Part II
If you find yourself headed to Napa, I would highly recommend making reservations for a wine and cheese pairing at Far Niente, especially if you are a fan of Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and/or Cabernet Sauvignon.Read More Adventures in Napa and Sonoma or Happy Anniversary to Us. Day 1
The good people at Magefesa contacted us recently and wanted us to try a couple more of their products. Since we have been using their products for several years now, we were anxious to try the new ones. One of the products they sent us was this beautiful coffee pot. I love coffee and we […]Read More How About a Great Cup of Coffee with a little art on the side?
I like seafood any time of the year, but I especially like shell fish in the summer. Shrimp pairs so well with so many summer items including fresh veggies, corn and, of course, grilling. I’m not good in hot weather, so as has been my custom, I head to the hills when the temperature hits […]Read More Chile Lime Shrimp! Or, I don’t clean trout. That’s why I got married.
When you think of summer what food comes to mind? Watermelon? Ripe tomatoes? Sweet corn? Mostly I think of fresh, ripe fruit and vegetables. I also think of wandering around the Farmers’ Markets and seeing all the fresh fruit and veggies. Ah…summer.Read More Whip It! Whip it Good…Blueberries with Maple Whipped Cream
So, Yes!Chef! has returned home from Boston and he is feeling like cooking up some goodness again. (Everyone at the Schmautzhaus says Huzzah!) And, boy, is recipe a great way to come back. The salmon was crispy on the outside and creamy and fresh on the inside. The sauce was sublime. It had everything I […]Read More Crispy Salmon with Lemon, Basil and Caper Sauce with a side of Lake Tahoe