Tag Archives: wine

In Our Kitchen: A Rainbow of Drink Options

It’s summer. Your drinks should be colorful. Above is a mojito for the chef. Here’s some cider from a trip. Grab a clearance bin beer. This beer was aged in red wine barrels which gave it an interesting tart cherry … Continue reading

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Champagne Cocktail

  This is an easy way to use up a less than fantastic dry champagne without any juice in the house. Don’t go too sweet since you’re adding sugar! Champagne Cocktail 1 sugar cube 3-5 dashes Angostura bitters Brut champagne … Continue reading

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Watermelon and Wine Spritzers

We bought a new variety of watermelon (orange!) at the farmers market. We hated it. We bought a new white wine at the liquor store. We hated it. We put them together to create a new drink. We loved it. … Continue reading

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This is a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce, but it’s also worth making extra cranberry sauce ahead of time to serve on the big day. Usually, the big dilemma when serving turkey is ‘Red?’ (‘Yes, please!) or … Continue reading

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Chicken Madeira

Many people confuse this dish with chicken marsala and there are some similarities. The main difference, aside from the wine used, is that instead of being breaded the meat is left to its own devices. Also this sauce and preparation … Continue reading

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Citrusy Sangria

This is a great way to use up value wine when it seems to not be up to snuff. Use any assortment of fruit as long as there are fresh orange and lemons. Sangria 1 bottle tolerable red wine 1 … Continue reading

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Red Wine Risotto

Once again: Risotto is a really easy quick dinner that everyone thinks is fancy and hard. It is also a dish that is always better at home than from a restaurant. For this one, we went a little off left … Continue reading

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A New York State of Wine

By Katherine Greg and I spent three days in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York in late August. Most of our time was in and around a town called Watkins Glen, home to a scenic state park — … Continue reading

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Cupcakes and winos

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. … Continue reading

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White sangria

A bit lighter and more summery than its ruby cousin, white sangria is easy to make and drink. Feel free to use whatever fruits you please. (If peaches were in season, we’d throw in some of those.) We like letting … Continue reading

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