This is the time of year when I pour over the seed catalogs and fantasize about my garden of heirloom vegetables. Granted, I’ve never actually had a garden of heirloom vegetables. It is a fantasy that I am determined will someday come true. Why are …
wine country cooking
The concept of “wine country cooking” originated in California. But it can be applied to any wine region that has fresh fruits and vegetables, including Portugal. This blog looks to combine the wine country cooking philosophy with traditional Portuguese flavors and traditions.
Wine country cooking influenced the “farm-to-table” movement. It seeks to minimize the path from orchard, farmstead, and garden to the table. Prepared with a light touch, served simply, and always with wine.
In The Great Purge — the four months I spent culling my personal belongings — I sold, donated or tossed a great deal of kitchen gadgetry that I had accumulated. Among the survivors was my crepe pan.