A Favorite Winery – Wind Gap Wines

When you pull up to Wind Gap you might wonder if you are at the right place. You made it to Forestville, a sleepy little town near Santa Rosa, CA.   You see an old fruit processing factory and there won’t be a tour bus anywhere in sight.  In fact you’ll have to call ahead … Continue reading

Tomato/Dill Salmon & Evesham Wood Pinot Noir – Illahe

Here’s the drill:  ride the bicycle to Kingfield Farmer’s Market after church, try to get everything for dinner, augmented only by the herb/tomato garden, and the simplest of spices.  This time, I am using local sunflower oil, after a suggestion from the MN Locavore – thanks Amy!  One thing I learned: I either need to … Continue reading

Pizza Party

Last Friday night, we had a combination birthday & going away party for my daughter, Casey.  She has headed south to start a PhD program.  When asked if she had any special food she’d like to have, she immediately answered “Pizza!”, and homemade peach pie from our son and pie specialist, Peter. I pulled out … Continue reading

Two Aglianico’s & Lamb Chops

Do you have any experience with Aglianico?  Neither do I.  I purchased one from Giornata this spring because it sounded interesting.  In the interim, I also picked up an Italian one from Surdyk’s, one of our local wine shops.  It’s been a hot summer, so my interest in really big, brawny wines has been limited. … Continue reading

Salmon dinner from Kingfield and iOTA Cellars Pinot Noir

My goal was to make dinner as close to 100% from the farmer’s market, supplemented by herbs from the backyard.  I did allow myself common kitchen condiments; we have very few olive trees (for oil) in Minnesota!  You can see my main ingredients below from Kingfield Farmer’s Market in South Minneapolis.  My previous post went … Continue reading

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