Oyster Mushroom and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

oyster mushroom and goat cheese bruschetta

This Oyster Mushroom and Goat Cheese Bruschetta recipe is easy to make.  The rich flavors of the ingredients don’t need much help, so I kept it pretty simple.  Since it is quick to prepare, it’s perfect for adding a course to special meals, when crunched for time. I personally would serve a creamy chardonnay with […]


Esser Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Monterey Review

Esser Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

I am generally more of a Zinfandel drinker, but do enjoy other reds on occasion. Upon opening, the nose shows plum/cherry and subtle tobacco, all of which hold throughout drinking. The strongest flavor in this wine is sweet black plum.  Overall wine is  mellowed with a  hint of buttery oak.  A light note of licorice […]


Pulled Chicken Confit in Asian Glaze over Edamame Rice

chicken confit shredded over rice and edamame

I have seen confit made many times on television, and it always intrigued me.  Since I had some chicken drumsticks on hand and didn’t feel like doing them my typical way, it seemed the perfect time to experiment with this technique.  Confit is usually served on the bone, but I decided to pull the tender […]


Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet: Wine Review

cupcake vineyards red velvet wine

I am always on the lookout for good quality reasonably priced wines.  I’ve nearly bought the Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet (2009), a few times now, but always ended out grabbing something I’ve already tried and knew I liked.  Tonight, I decided… was the night to try a bottle. Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet 2009 Price: $8.99 […]