A Taste of Hawaii: Kalua Pork, Musubi and Squadra Bianco

I love Hawaii. In my mind it is beautiful and perfect: sandy beaches, warm weather and delicious foods. And lately, I have been really wanting to go back (I don't know, maybe it is from all this dreary Seattle weather). Unfortunately, I can't jump on a plane and head off to Hawaii at this moment, so … Continue reading A Taste of Hawaii: Kalua Pork, Musubi and Squadra Bianco

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Chicken Spiedini, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and a little Treveri to ring in the New Year

Continuing my virtual journey through Italy, I incorporated a little bit of Italian cuisine into our holiday meal.  One of my favorite meals that my husband prepares is Chicken Spiedini, which hails from the Garozzo's in Kansas City (and the Abruzzo region in Italy) Spiedini basically means "skewered meat" and while it can be prepared … Continue reading Chicken Spiedini, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and a little Treveri to ring in the New Year

Chianti Classico Casalino, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Mi Familia

After a long break, I am ready to pick of up virtual "World Tour of Wine," and what better place to start than Italy and a large dinner with Mi Familia. My brother, Seth and I decided to do a dinner featuring a bottle of 2009 Chianti Classico Casalino. And what better to pair it with than … Continue reading Chianti Classico Casalino, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Mi Familia

Fall Wine Classic: Chappellet, Piccini Memoro and Campo Al Mare

The cooler weather and shorter days are a sure sign fall is here. To me, this means it is time for something a little heartier on the menu and in the glass. A recent shipment from Wine Chateau brought me three great wines, a fall classic of sorts. My selection included a bottle of Chappellet … Continue reading Fall Wine Classic: Chappellet, Piccini Memoro and Campo Al Mare

Moscato and Jenga

I am now beginning to understand the popularity of Moscato.  It is sweet but not syrup-sweet, it is cold and delicious.  I discovered this when I bought a bottle of Bellafina Moscato.  I mostly bought it because it was pink, and it was hot outside.  A cold pink drink sounded good at the time. And the … Continue reading Moscato and Jenga