Slow cooking for the hectic season

    Now that we’ve officiallly hit the holiday season (cookies and parties and cards, oh my),   it’s time to look for a few shortcuts in the kitchen.  As a full-time worker bee, one of my favorite time-savers is to pull out “ye olde” slow cooker, a device originally designed for cooking beans [...]

By | November 28th, 2011|0 Comments

Chiarello adds a pinch of drama to Napa festival

                                                                                                                                                 An enthusiastic crowd of 1,300 attended the inaugural Flavor! Napa Valley food and wine festival over the weekend, a three-day affair featuring all of Napa Valley’s finest chefs  along with special guests such as Richard Blais, winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars.”     Long-time Napa Valley chef Michael [...]

By | November 21st, 2011|0 Comments

Are you tasting along the wine road?

     There are a limited number of tickets left for the 13th annual A Wine & Food Affair this weekend.  The food-and-wine pairing event  at wineries in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys costs $70 online  and includes a beautiful cookbook including all the   dishes being served up [...]

By | November 4th, 2011|0 Comments



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