Maria Rodale’s Scratch Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is easier than you think. Maria Rodale shares her thanksgiving menu with tips from her cook book Scratch, which is filled with dozens of home-spun recipes. When Maria Rodale cooks her annual Thanksgiving Dinner, nothing comes out of a can or a box, not even the cranberry sauce. Her menu this year includes … Continue reading Maria Rodale’s Scratch Thanksgiving

bourbon peach cobbler

Made with a bit of bourbon, this cobbler pairs nicely with a California chardonnay. There's nothing like biting into a ripe, juicy peach. Whether you're eating it whole, slicing it into fresh cream, ice cream, or canning or baking, the smell of the peach reminds us that fall is on its way. Summer's last hurrah. … Continue reading bourbon peach cobbler

Sinfully Delicious Autumn Shandy’s

Summer's last kiss was sweet as Mother Nature ushered in autumn and these sinfully, delicious sips are perfect for the arrival of fall. Pull up a chair and enjoy! Turning your favorite brew into an innovative “beer-tail” couldn’t be simpler with The Perfect Purée.  Manny’s Shandy, created by Manny Hinojosa with Magnolia beer, apple cider, The … Continue reading Sinfully Delicious Autumn Shandy’s

espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream

Espresso rubbed steak is of our favorite recipes! Prep a day ahead, chill overnight and you have a quick, simple and colorful lunch or dinner the next afternoon. It's perfect in an artisan roll or tossed with tomatoes and wrapped snugly in a tortilla. Pair with a delicious cabernet from Gibson Wine Company and enjoy!

Chef Adrianne’s Spring Lamb Maximum Flavor Make Over

Jazz up your Easter menu with Miami Chef Adrianne Calvo's Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops. Spring is an extremely exciting time for food and tradition. Miami's Chef Adrianne Calvo, who coined the catch-phrase "Maximum Flavor", is proving why this Easter, it's not about the bunny, it's about the Lamb in more than one way. Calvo, … Continue reading Chef Adrianne’s Spring Lamb Maximum Flavor Make Over

Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Crisp, green and herby, sauvignon blanc is the perfect companion for early summer dishes. Summer may be on the horizon but here in the pacific northwest we still have a bit of damp weather and chilly temps. In other words, a typical June. This means a lot of our entertaining is still indoors, at least … Continue reading Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Take control of your diet with these healthy shopping tips

By Elizabeth DeRosa of Finding the Way Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Author Tips to Help You Navigate the Grocery Store Trying to choose healthy foods while navigating the grocery store can be confusing and overwhelming. Here are my top 10 tips for a successful trip. Eating healthier “whole” foods increases your intake of necessary vitamins, minerals, … Continue reading Take control of your diet with these healthy shopping tips

strawberry stuffed pork loin with sweet strawberry mashed potatoes

The contrast of ripe strawberry and savory pork loin creates the unlikely perfect pairing. Whether you're throwing a backyard bash or penning your Sunday dinner menu, this dynamic duo works for either occasion. The dazzling flavor combinations of fresh thyme, toasted pine nuts, strawberries, goat cheese and pork make this main dish a top contender … Continue reading strawberry stuffed pork loin with sweet strawberry mashed potatoes

Top Chef judge Gail Simmons’ Lemongrass-Scented Rice Noodle Salad with Mint Cilantro

The crisp morning hustle-bustle is familiar as farmers/growers and customers reconnect after a long winters sleep. Browsing Seattle's energetic Pike Place Market on a busy weekend morning is exhilarating, the city feels as if it moves through you. It's a great place to connect with local vendors to ask questions about where your food comes … Continue reading Top Chef judge Gail Simmons’ Lemongrass-Scented Rice Noodle Salad with Mint Cilantro

Sip Island Inspired Cocktails by Tommy Bahama in NYC

Chase away the winter blahs with an island favorite. I can't think of a tastier way to make it through mid-January than with an island favorite – rum. The Rum Babalu makes for the perfect after-work happy hour, combining the sweet flavor of maple syrup with rum, ginger beer, lime juice and bitters. Round up … Continue reading Sip Island Inspired Cocktails by Tommy Bahama in NYC