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{June 29, 2014}   Bread and Wine 22

Tempe Caesar salad (paired with Rob Roy)
Ingredients

tempeh, 1 package

salad greens, 1 bag

tomatoes, diced

lemon juice, 2 Tbsp

mayonnaise, 2-3 Tbsp

Worcestershire, 1-3 dashes

olive oil, 5 Tbsp

salt and pepper

Parmesan cheese, grated

How to:

Follow the Pioneer Woman’s caesar dressing recipe. Toss with pan-fried tempeh (sliced very thing), fresh tomatoes (from the garden), romaine hearts, and fresh grated parm.

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Tasting notes:

Gary: The salad was lovely and the drink was lovely. Too bad they didn’t really complement each other.

Lisa: Yep. What he said ^^… The bitterness of both was too strong together.

 

1: Jamaican Mushroom Curry over Quinoa (paired with Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs)

2: Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs (paired with The Mamani Gin and Tonic)

3: Caprese Mac and Cheese (paired with Page Springs 2011 Chenin Blanc)

4: Pulled Pork & Collar Green Egg Rolls (paired with Vermouth Cocktail)

5: Sweet potato, parsnip latkes (paired with Page Springs 2012 GSPm)

6: Bowl o’ Noodles (pair with 2012 PSC Grenache- Or your favorite bottle of white wine)

7: Homemade pepperoni and mozzarella pizza (paired with a mystery shiner of wine that was quite good)

8: Galentine’s Dinner 2014: Southern Classics (paired with smoked whiskey sours and smoked lemonade)

9: Quiche Loraine (paired with Bronx Cocktail)

10: Baby back ribs with Salad (paired with a ‘shiner’ of Cellar Dweller’s Tarantula Hawk)

11: Guinness French Onion Soup with sourdough Ciabatta bread (paired with Guinness)

12: Savory French Toast (with wine orange juice spritzer)

13: Quinoa Burgers (paired with Guinness)

14: Goat flat steak with roasted root vegetables and rice (paired with 2012 Ercavio Blanco)

15: BBQ Tofu “Burgers” (paired with 2011 Zoe- Agiorgitiko wine)

16: Goat Leg Tikka Masala with rice (paired with Hibiscus flower Manhattans)

17: BLTL’s (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Love) Sandwiches on Homemade Sourdough Bread (paired with Guinness)

18: Sushi Bowls (paired with Wanderlust Vermillion Red IPA)

19: Spinach, Goat Cheese and Bacon Omelet (paired with 2013 Paradis Rose wine)

20: Crab Cake Bites Salad (paired with James Bond ‘Vesper’ Martinis)

21: Skillet Mac & Cheese (paired with 2013 Eguren Tempranillo Rosé)

22: Tempe Caesar salad (paired with Rob Roy)



{June 8, 2014}   Bread and Wine 21

Skillet Mac & Cheese (paired with 2013 Eguren Tempranillo Rosé)

Skillet Mac & Cheese

(based on Skillet Fried Mac and Cheese)

Ingredients & How To: Follow the directions in the link. I used almond milk instead of cream and milk because that’s what I had around and added bacon and broccoli to the mix just before frying in the skillet because, well, why not?

 

 

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Tasting Notes:

Lisa: I think fried mac and cheese was brilliant. Tasted kind of like the grandma baked and crusty on the top kind but took way less time and used way less heat, which is crucial in the desert in the summer. Bacon and broccoli are a match made in mac and cheese heaven. The tempranillo rose was very interesting. Gary of course loved it, because it was his favorite grape in his favorite style.

Gary: A little oily, but delicious. Next time I’ll try using Alton Brown’s stovetop mac and cheese recipe as the base. I’ll keep the bacon and broccoli though. As for the wine, it’s a Tempranillo Rose. What more do I need to say? It was phenomenal.

1: Jamaican Mushroom Curry over Quinoa (paired with Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs)

2: Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs (paired with The Mamani Gin and Tonic)

3: Caprese Mac and Cheese (paired with Page Springs 2011 Chenin Blanc)

4: Pulled Pork & Collar Green Egg Rolls (paired with Vermouth Cocktail)

5: Sweet potato, parsnip latkes (paired with Page Springs 2012 GSPm)

6: Bowl o’ Noodles (pair with 2012 PSC Grenache- Or your favorite bottle of white wine)

7: Homemade pepperoni and mozzarella pizza (paired with a mystery shiner of wine that was quite good)

8: Galentine’s Dinner 2014: Southern Classics (paired with smoked whiskey sours and smoked lemonade)

9: Quiche Loraine (paired with Bronx Cocktail)

10: Baby back ribs with Salad (paired with a ‘shiner’ of Cellar Dweller’s Tarantula Hawk)

11: Guinness French Onion Soup with sourdough Ciabatta bread (paired with Guinness)

12: Savory French Toast (with wine orange juice spritzer)

13: Quinoa Burgers (paired with Guinness)

14: Goat flat steak with roasted root vegetables and rice (paired with 2012 Ercavio Blanco)

15: BBQ Tofu “Burgers” (paired with 2011 Zoe- Agiorgitiko wine)

16: Goat Leg Tikka Masala with rice (paired with Hibiscus flower Manhattans)

17: BLTL’s (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Love) Sandwiches on Homemade Sourdough Bread (paired with Guinness)

18: Sushi Bowls (paired with Wanderlust Vermillion Red IPA)

19: Spinach, Goat Cheese and Bacon Omelet (paired with 2013 Paradis Rose wine)

20: Crab Cake Bites Salad (paired with James Bond ‘Vesper’ Martinis)

21: Skillet Mac & Cheese (paired with 2013 Eguren Tempranillo Rosé)



{June 1, 2014}   Bread and Wine 20

Crab Cake Bites Salad (paired with James Bond ‘Vesper’ Martinis)

Crab Cake Bites Salad (based on a random recipe I found online without a good link)

Ingredients:

1 pound fresh crab meat

3 corn tortillas and 1/2 cup cooked rice

1 egg beaten

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning

1 tablespoon parsley

Salad greens

Other salad toppings, as desired

How to:
Put tortillas and rice in food processor so they are chopped up fine(to save time). In a large bowl, mix together egg, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, and Old Bay seasoning. Add breadcrumbs and crab meat and mix by hand to avoid breaking up too many of the lumps. You may need to break up the very large lumps however so the crab balls will stay together. Shape into small patties and fry in batches in hot oil until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve on a mixed greens salad with the simplest vinaigrette you can make. For extra points, top with a few flakes of Black Lava sea salt from Cypress.

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Tasting Notes:

Lisa: SO delicious. Crab cakes hit the spot. Yay for gluten free crab cakes! And it was super fun to dress up and take “Bond girls” pictures with our martinis. Speaking of martinis, this was the first one that I ever wanted a second glass of.  I think gin is growing on me, ever so slowly.

Gary: Perfection. The guests thought so too.

Vesper Martini:

“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”- James Bond, Casino Royale

 

1: Jamaican Mushroom Curry over Quinoa (paired with Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs)

2: Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs (paired with The Mamani Gin and Tonic)

3: Caprese Mac and Cheese (paired with Page Springs 2011 Chenin Blanc)

4: Pulled Pork & Collar Green Egg Rolls (paired with Vermouth Cocktail)

5: Sweet potato, parsnip latkes (paired with Page Springs 2012 GSPm)

6: Bowl o’ Noodles (pair with 2012 PSC Grenache- Or your favorite bottle of white wine)

7: Homemade pepperoni and mozzarella pizza (paired with a mystery shiner of wine that was quite good)

8: Galentine’s Dinner 2014: Southern Classics (paired with smoked whiskey sours and smoked lemonade)

9: Quiche Loraine (paired with Bronx Cocktail)

10: Baby back ribs with Salad (paired with a ‘shiner’ of Cellar Dweller’s Tarantula Hawk)

11: Guinness French Onion Soup with sourdough Ciabatta bread (paired with Guinness)

12: Savory French Toast (with wine orange juice spritzer)

13: Quinoa Burgers (paired with Guinness)

14: Goat flat steak with roasted root vegetables and rice (paired with 2012 Ercavio Blanco)

15: BBQ Tofu “Burgers” (paired with 2011 Zoe- Agiorgitiko wine)

16: Goat Leg Tikka Masala with rice (paired with Hibiscus flower Manhattans)

17: BLTL’s (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Love) Sandwiches on Homemade Sourdough Bread (paired with Guinness)

18: Sushi Bowls (paired with Wanderlust Vermillion Red IPA)

19: Spinach, Goat Cheese and Bacon Omelet (paired with 2013 Paradis Rose wine)

20: Crab Cake Bites Salad (paired with James Bond ‘Vesper’ Martinis)



et cetera