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Rosewood Estates 2008 Süssreserve Riesling and 2008 Semillon

For this installment of pairing Rosewood Estates wines, we went for the 2008 Natalie’s Süssreserve Riesling.  Rated a (2) on the sugar scale, Neil immediately suggested an Asian or Indian dish.  We settled on butter chicken, one of our favourites.  I wanted to try a new recipe, and Neil wanted a curry of some sort […]

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Project Food Blog 2010: Picture Perfect

First of all, thank you all SO MUCH for voting me through to Round 4 of Project Food Blog.  The response to my “Around the World on a Plate” dinner post was absolutely overwhelming – I am glad so many people enjoyed a virtual trip around the world… Secondly, you didn’t think you I would […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Gérard’s mustard tart

I approached this week’s French Fridays with Dorie with trepidation…  Gérard’s Mustard Tart (pp 154-156).  Requiring pastry. Pastry and I are not friends.  But I was determined to give it a go, with Dorie cheering me on over Twitter! The pastry seemed a little dry. Maybe my butter was too cold?  I was careful to […]

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Memories of Bouchon: Red rice pilaf with candied hazelnuts and grapes

As regular readers of this blog know, one of my favourite things to do is travel. I also love discovering new dishes on my travels and bringing them back home to recreate a little piece of a vacation in my everyday life.  A dish I fell in love with on our recent trip to California […]

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Foodbuzz 24×24: Bake sale for Pakistan

For this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24, I am thrilled to be participating in an event showcasing cooking with kids.  Foodbuzz partnered with Frigidaire to produce an extra-fun 24×24 event.   Frigidaire’s Make Time For Change program supports Save the Children’s efforts to ensure that kids will have access to healthy foods this holiday season and all year […]

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