I Want One! 2014’s Top-Rated Kitchen Gadgets #6 VinLuxe PRO Wine Aerator

This ingenious gadget for wine connoisseurs and aficionados alike, somewhat reads like a biblical claim “turning inexpensive wines into the expensive.” Well, they actually claim their aerator makes it ‘taste’ expensive. There is a difference. Plus, the company donates a portion of their proceeds to solving childhood hunger; a very noble cause. Read what the…

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It’s Guest Chef Wednesday! Bret Clark’s Fresh Clams & Mussels, Pasta Aglio Olio and Killer Marinated Tomatoes!

Are you a fan of the sea? Food that is! Today’s gorgeous offering, by talented self-taught Chef and honorary Sicilian Bret Clark, is a stunning display of culinary, ocean treasures that Poseidon would enthusiastically approve.  This buttery sea presentation is paired with simple, yet extremely flavorful, garlicky Pasta Aglio Olio and the appropriately named  “Killer Marinated…

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Preserve Your Superb Herbs!

Is your basil bushy? And your oregano out of hand? Yes, we all have wonderful intentions for our herb gardens and get overly zealous and buy every potted herb in sight at the nursery during the onset of summer, but now what? Preserve your herbs! It’s simple quick and tastefully easy! Dig out your ice…

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Grilled Chicken Berry & Glazed Pecan Fruit Salad

NOTE: Chicken is fully cooked, but the raspberry vinaigrette makes it look pink in the photos…sorry 🙂 I’ve been making these salads for years and have recently noticed an unnamed fast food chain has added something similar to their menu. Not to seem snobbish, but there is NO comparison between my homemade version and theirs….

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Vino: A Poet, a god and a Few Ancient Mixers

The great Roman poet Horace once wrote, “No poem was ever written by a drinker of water.”  Possibly, Horace was a tremendous admirer of Bacchus, the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine. And possibly the most intriguing, the god of ritual madness and ecstasy. Bacchus was one of the primary gods worshipped in…

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Vino! Some Ancient Medicinal Mysteries

Today, I’d like to cover some ancient beliefs in regard to wine’s therapeutic uses. This “nectar of the gods” hasn’t won the hearts of many and transcended the years for its mere taste alone. We’ll move on to the origin of its making one day soon, but “why” it was used seems more intriguing to…

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