#WinePW 3: Summers’ Bounty or Attack of the Killer Turnips?

Wine Pairing Weekend #3: Summers’ Bounty Wine Pairing weekend is a monthly collaborative event for wine/food bloggers. This month’s theme is “Summers’ Bounty”.  If you’d like to see what others in our group are doing, scroll to the bottom of the post for links. Summers’ Bounty or Attack of the Killer Turnips? Is your garden … Continue reading

Why CSA? Eat your Collards, Jeff!

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a season long partnership between farmer and a group of patrons.  In our Bossy Acres CSA, we pay a fixed cost early in the spring in return for a box of fresh, local organic vegetables every week starting in June and running through September.  … Continue reading

CSA Box + August Garden Panic = Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday is your friend when your garden is producing volumes of tomatoes and your CSA box is full.  Can you pair a meatless meal with an intense, tannic red wine?  Yes! Beet Green “Pesto” First: my sincerest apologies to all speakers of the French and Italian languages. My nickname for this “pesto” is Beet … Continue reading

Labor Day – Don’t Give Up on Summer, Don’t Give Up on Chardonnay

wind gap james berry chardonnay

We know summer is nearly over because the local sweet corn has lost its magic; big kernels,  and sometimes even mealy. We can’t help ourselves, we still buy it.  Just like the photo below, the sweet corn goes into the background.  Luckily, the veggies in our garden and CSA box are still going strong.  In … Continue reading

Dinner on the Farm

walk out to the farm

Have you attended a farm dinner yet?  There are some pretty fancy ones that are also very expensive.  $200 per person?  Sorry, not here.  However, there are likely some in your area that are reasonable, and you’re sure to have a good time.  Meet your farmers, and learn where your food comes from!  One piece … Continue reading

Watermelon Radish Salad & Lioco Rosé

A refreshing glass of rosé and a nice salad are just right on a hot summer night.  Continuing on our local theme, much of this salad is built from a our CSA box and local farmer’s market produce.  The combination of peppery crunch from the radishes, the sweet fruit and the salty feta provide satisfying … Continue reading

Transportation: Where Wine has Taken Me

Fellow blogger and virtual friend, Jeff at The Drunken Cyclist, has issued a challenge to blog about the topic of “Wine and Transportation” in any way we see fit.  I’d like to tell you how wine has been the vehicle to take me to several new places over the last three years. What Do I … Continue reading

Eat Local – CSA Veggies, Lamb & a Summer Syrah

Bossy Acres CSAWe received our first Bossy Acres CSA box this week!  It’s a little like opening the mystery box in those cooking shows on TV, but that’s part of the fun. Radishes – Summer Salad Stars 1st challenge: We would be getting radishes in this delivery.  Radishes aren’t one of our everyday vegetable choices, … Continue reading

CSAWineClick!

Are you a CSA (community supported agriculture) member?  We’re trying our first CSA cropshare this summer, so we’ll have lots of opportunities to try pairing wines with a wider variety of vegetables than usual. Bossy Acres Bossy Acres is the name of the farm; Karla and Elizabeth together are the Bossy Chicks (aka the farmers).  … Continue reading

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