Category: Food

At Soter Vineyards the Journey extends the Impression

Continuing to Celebrate Oregon Wine Month with an Introduction to Soter Vineyards. The Soters Return Home to Oregon Tony and Michelle Soter both grew up in Oregon, and after a long career in Napa they returned to their home state to start a new…

A Rendezvous with Willamette Valley

May is Oregon Wine Month and in celebration I will be sharing stories all month long about my recent trip to the Willamette Valley Wine Country. When traveling through the wide open meadows, rolling hills and acres of vineyards in each unique seven appellation…

Indian Spice Fondue and a Mumbai Mule Cocktail.

When enjoying a cheesy fondue it is customary to stir in a figure eight pattern and make sure not to double dip. Swiss tradition also says if a man drops his nugget of bread into the pot, he buys the next round, and if…

Bacon, need I say more?

“Bacon bits are like the fairy dust of the food community.” –Jim Gaffigan On the weekend when sleeping in just feels right but heading out for a late brunch doesn’t, a delicious savory homemade sandwich and hearty cocktail can mean no waiting in line…

Cooking with Chardonnay

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf Many of us have opened a bottle of wine while we are cooking up a meal, pouring some for ourselves into a glass and adding a splash to…