Two articles were published recently on sites I freelance for, including Wine4.Me and Palate Press, and I wanted to share them with you here in case you missed them. They’re both about food, so I hope you’re not too hungry!
This recipe was inspired by my obsession with the Portland Farmer’s Market. The weekly market re-opened for the season last month and I celebrated by going on opening day. I let the seasonal produce at the market inspire an impromptu dinner with friends later that evening.
While shooting photos for the article I had to run inside to grab a different lens. When I came back I saw this…
Just one minute I was gone, and came back to find them devouring my cheese spread!
I guess I should take it as a compliment that these picky eaters were so into my food… or rather my taste in cheese 😉 Hubby (who was supposed to be watching the boys) finally came to the rescue… albeit a bit too late. At least some of the food was salvaged for us.
Hubby coming to the rescue (albeit a bit too late)… conveniently equipped with a bottle of wine in one hand, and a beer in the other. He was instantly forgiven.
Potato Leek Soup with Smoked Bacon is the perfect spring soup. Light, yet creamy and filling, with a lovely crunchy smoky bite from the bacon. And I’ve paired it with one of my favorite styles of wine – Rosé.
Y’all know I drink rosé year round, but spring is the time of year when the shelves start to get filled with the latest rosé releases. Bring on the pink wine!
Exploring Epicurean Experiences: Wine Pairing Dinners, on Palate Press
Aside from bubbles, food and wine pairing is one of my favorite topics in wine. I absolutely love the feeling that comes from an incredible pairing — that “a-ha” moment when the wine and food become better together than they are alone. Call me a geek, but these are among the things I get excited about! Well that, and new episodes of Scandal(!).
More and more wineries are experimenting with offering food pairings in their tasting rooms. I’ve been exploring wineries that offer these types of epicurean experiences for years and have finally begun a series on Palate Press showcasing the wineries that do a top-notch job at this.
My first piece is on a winery I’ve been following for well over a decade, St. Francis Winery, in Sonoma, CA. I believe they set the bar for offering epicurean experiences to their guests. Read why in my article.