Katherine made these chocolate merlot cupcakes for a party and they went fast. But we can’t take credit for coming up with the recipe. We saw it over at Chef Pandita’s blog. If you haven’t been there check it out. She’s one heck of a pastry chef, who’s studying to be a sommelier. On Wednesdays, she often writes about wine and many a Monday she has an amazing roundup of recipes that have caught her eye over the previous week. In between, she posts some of her own great creations.
But back to the subject of wine. Lately, I’ve also been enjoying a blog written by one Joshua Fagans “father, husband, cook, photographer, and oenophile.” His pictures of the food and wine he experiences in Napa and Sonoma make me want to book a plane ticket every time I see them. My wife and I think Northern California is one of the prettiest places on the planet, and has some of the best wine and food in the world and Fagans’ photos will show you why.