Appetizers

Adventures in Napa/Sonoma: Day 4

The SHED

Savor Healdsburg Food Tour

Our last day in Napa/Sonoma was spent in Healdsburg on a food tour of the charming town of Healdsburg, which has recently turned into a foodie paradise. This food tour was great fun, delicious and highly recommended.

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Adventures in Napa/Sonoma, Day 2, The Lobster Feast

2017 Russian River Vacation-486-2YC blogI have never been to a lobster feast…or a clam bake.  So, we were quite excited when we saw The Deloach Vineyards members only Lobster Feast.  The date was within a week of our 34th Anniversary, so we made reservations, which lead to this whole, sweet Napa and Sonoma mini vacation.

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Chile Lime Shrimp! Or, I don’t clean trout. That’s why I got married.

Chile Lime Shrimp

Chile Lime Shrimp

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. Continue reading

Pulled Pork, Slaw and What Do I Do While Yes!Chef! is Away?

Recipe from Food Network, Tyler Florence  

Pulled Pork with pickles and slaw

Pulled Pork with pickles and slaw

Yes!Chef! loves pork.  When I first met him, I couldn’t understand why he liked it so much.  It was always dry and tasteless every time I had it.  So, I would frequently turn up my nose to his suggestion of pork for dinner because of my pork bias.  Yes, I was a hater…a pork hater.

However, dear husband has changed my mind forever.

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Cool as a (Stuffed) Cucumber…Blue Cheese Dip Stuffed Cucumbers

Blue Cheese Stuffed Cucumbers with Smoked Sun Dried Tomatoes

Blue Cheese Stuffed Cucumbers with Smoked Sun Dried Tomatoes

Appetizers for Low Carbers or Gluten Free-ers or just hungry people

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A Wedding in the Family: Wedding Shower Part III – Teriyaki Meatballs and Mozzarella Bites

Teriyaki Meatballs

Teriyaki Meatballs

A few more appetizers to add to our three part series about the Wedding Shower and then we’ll move on to other things.  Not to say that these last two “bites” are to be dismissed.  I definitely think you should try them.  Once is so simple that you will wish you would have thought of it sooner.

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A wedding in the family: Wedding Shower Part II – Blue Cheese Wrapped Grapes with Spicy Pistachios

Wedding shower food-5866 webAs promised, here is more of the food that Yes!Chef! prepared for his daughter’s wedding shower:  Blue Cheese and Pistachio Wrapped Grapes.  If you have never made these before, this is the time of year to try these.  They are cool and refreshing, sweet, crunchy and spicy.

I am of the opinion that bright colors make everything look better, but these blue cheese wrapped grapes rolled in a spicy pistachio mixture goes particularly well with the bright colors that we used at my daughter’s wedding shower.  Her maid of honor brought roses, gerbera daisies and white flowers to decorate our home for the shower.  The bright green pistachios seemed perfect with this color scheme.

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