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{July 28, 2014}   Bread and wine 25

Peppers and sausage (paired with Page Springs Cellars Aglianico 2012)

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Peppers and Sausage

Inspired by Jaime Oliver’s Sweet Cherry Tomato and Sausage Bake

Ingredients:

bell peppers, sliced

tomatoes, chopped (from the garden!)

Red onion, sliced

garlic, minced

balsamic vinegar glaze, 1/4 cup ish

bratwurst, 4 links

potatoes, mashed

How to:

Chop some red bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions and toss in a cast iron skillet with some garlic. Place local sausages on top. Drizzle with good thick balsamic vinegar, or, reduce some cheap balsamic with sugar like I did and drizzle that on top. bake at 400 until sausages look delicious. Flip the sausages and repeat. (slice the sausages into thin slices for easy eating) Serve over rustic mashed potatoes and pair with that wine that you’ve been trying to not drink all year because, well, why not?

Tasting Notes:

Lisa: The sweet of the balsamic glazed veggies and sausage balanced the tannic “dry your mouth out and make it feel rough like a kittens tongue” wine. Pretty much the first time I’ve gone back for more of such a dry red wine…

Gary: Went beautifully with the 2012 PSC aglianico. Something about a rustic dish with a big, tannic italian red wine just works beautifully.

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)

23: Mediterranean pasta (paired with 2012 Rojac Istra Slovenija Malvazija(Malvasia Istriana) )

24: Pita pizza (paired with mint iced tea)

25: Pepper and sausage (paired with Page Springs Cellars Aglianico 2012)

 


{July 13, 2014}   Bread and Wine 24

Pita pizza (paired with mint iced tea)

Pita “Pizza”

(inspired by not wanting to use the stove or oven on a hot mid summers Arizona day)

Ingredients:

pita, 1 per person, homemade if possible

mozzarella cheese, 2 tbsp

bacon, 1 slice

pizza sauce, 1-2 tbsp

How to:

Top the pita (which you grilled outside if you are smart and live in Arizona) with sauce, bacon and cheese. Place in toaster oven for a light toast cycle. Once the cheese is melted it’s ready to go. Drink with mint ice tea because you are so bored with water and it’s too early to have a beer.

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Tasting Notes:

Lisa: This made me feel like I was eating a little kid lunch all grown up. We used to make pizza on English muffins and this seems pretty close. Everything was tasty and there was the bonus of not heating up the house to cook.

 

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)

23: Mediterranean pasta (paired with 2012 Rojac Istra Slovenija Malvazija(Malvasia Istriana) )

24: Pita pizza (paired with mint iced tea)



{July 6, 2014}   Bread and Wine 23

Mediterranean pasta (paired with 2012 Rojac Istra Slovenija Malvazija(Malvasia Istriana) )

Mediterranean Pasta

(inspired by our half gallon of homemade feta!)

Ingredients:

pasta

pepperoni, 1/2 cup

onions, 1 medium, sliced

garlic, 1-2 cloves, minced

olives, pitted, 1/2 cup

feta, 1-2 oz

white wine, a dash of whatever you’re drinking

 

How to:

Boil some noodles. While that’s going down, pan fry some pepperoni to get the fat and drain on a paper towel. Sweat some onions and garlic in the fat you rendered in the previous step. Add some olives and cook a bit more. Then add some crumbled feta and white wine. Mix until well incorporated, then add the pepperoni back in. Serve over pasta with the malvasia.

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Tasting Notes

Lisa: Simple, light and refreshing. The saltiness of the olives and feta goes nicely with the fat of the pepperoni. The malvasia istriana is not nearly as good as malvasia bianca, but does hit the spot for a white on a hot day.

Gary: Perfection when the temperature outside is in the triple digits. Malvasia anything is always lovely.

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)

23: Mediterranean pasta (paired with 2012 Rojac Istra Slovenija Malvazija(Malvasia Istriana) )



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