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Sunday, August 20, 2017

The pros & cons of oak barrels

Although oak barrels have been used for centuries, there is not a more controversial or misunderstood practice in the world of wine. In the...

Chicken Kiev

I do love veggies, but no one will ever be able to mistake me for a vegetarian. I love meat — all kinds of...

Homemade Ice Cream, Truckee style

It’s one of those intense, sweltering days and the need to cool off is paramount. The remedy? A crunchy sugar cone filled with rich,...

Impacts of weather on wine

Ever wonder why Napa makes great Cabernet and Russian River makes great Pinot and California’s Central Valley does not? One of the main factors...

Roast Duck with Blueberry Watermelon Sauce

Roast duck is one of those dinner items that will rarely make it to the dining room table. Duck is a dish that is enjoyed...

Fennel | What to Do With It?

The fennel plant with its feathery green leaves springing from the long stalks that grow out of a white or pale green bulb is...

Explore lesser-known wines

Your wine mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spread your wings and try something new, expand your horizons. If you follow...

Bean Salad

I was sitting at work recently and asked if anyone had any requests for a recipe. Two people at different times asked for a...

Flower essences for well being

Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions (a method of extraction by boiling herbal or plant material) made from the flowering part of the...

Explore small-production artisan wines

On an amazing July afternoon, after a hike up Shirley Canyon where I had experienced the energy and power of rushing waterfalls born from...


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