Holiday Wine Pairings

“Rich, full-bodied whites like Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Rhône White Blends pair delightfully with many of the dishes found on the Thanksgiving table. For example, pumpkin soup or butternut squash with brown butter and sage is a delicious match for a richly textured Chardonnay. The warmer spices of autumn, like nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, are complementary to this style of…

DIY Vanilla Orange Sugar Scrub

Create your own DIY sugar scrub for a perfect Mother's Day gift for the women in your life.

Something Different for Mom this Mother’s Day

This year gather local ingredients and cook for mom!

Aunt Dru’s Old Fashioned Banana Bread with a Twist

One of the smells that remind me of my home is my Aunt Dru's banana bread. I make this when I want to bring back memories of my childhood, and I am sure it will for you as well.

A Pinch of This, a Splash of That

Let's be clear about what is considered a good cooking wine. The so-called "Cooking Wine" found in your local grocery store next to the fancy vinegars and Worcestershire sauce is a poor excuse for a cooking ingredient. They are low in alcohol content, highly acidic and contain a massive amount of salt. Instead, choose a wine you would pair with…

Busy Girl

I am at the bar at Parigi at the dog-end of the Saturday brunch service to interview owner Janice Provost. The place is packed. The crowd is an eclectic mix, mainly from the neighborhood. Janice breezes in, straight from a catering event and can barely make her way through the tiny room as the ‘paparazzi of the public’ break mid-chew…