You may or may not know, but I am working on a new cookbook. One that involves cooking with coffee. Well, I’ve been testing out this Quinoa & Coffee Chili recipe for a while now and one can only eat so much chili, ya know? So I had to do something else with it. Skillet […]
While the flavors required to make an amazing chili are complex, the recipe itself only has one simple rule. If you don’t cry while making it or sweat while eating it, you’re doing it wrong! This quinoa and coffee chili does both. Oh, and you’ll be surprised to find out that it is vegan. Ingredients […]
The 2010 Baileyana Estate Chardonnay is going to rock your world… and when I say “rock,” I mean that literally as in minerality. This isn’t your typical Chardonnay but who likes typical? This Chard has light oak, minerals, chalk, and lemon on the nose with a nutty, pineapple, lemon mouth thing going on. There is […]
I doubt there is anything more elegant than a poached pear. I just love them because, well, most fruit-based desserts are more everything else other than fruit, such as pies or cobbler (not that I don’t indulge in all that butter and sugar). But poached pears are about pears, plain and simple. I poached these […]
Roussanne is an amazing white wine varietal, specifically a Rhone varietal. It’s referred to as such, simply because it originates from the Rhone region of France. But it does just fine in Paso Robles. The 2013 Cass Winery Roussanne is a bit stereotypical of the varietal, with honey, apricot, tropical fruit, and a hint of […]
This 2011 Austin Hope Grenache is one of the best wines I’ve had recently. Sexy aromas of plum, vanilla, and cinnamon meet between the sheets with notes of cherry, pepper, and tobacco. With all of that going on, this wine manages to stay balanced… and makes you scream for more! Austin Hope is one of […]
T.G.I.Fall Down Friday! You know what that means… more dranking and less working. I poached this boozy beach photo from my friend Taylen’s Facebook page. If you have a pic you want us to use, let us know! 2012 Zocker Grüner Veltliner It’s time to rock out with your Zock(ner) out! Crisp and acidic, this […]
Are you into leather? Well I won’t judge, but this 2011 Austin Hope Syrah sure is. Dark leather, vanilla and blackberry fill your mouth while notes of earth and ripe fruit make me want to put on my chaps. Okay, was that too much information? This syrah is definitely food friendly and a bite to […]
Let’s face it, eating well is expensive… or it can be. Buying produce that is either organically (or biodynamically grown) is not cheap. But ingesting pesticide residue is anything but ideal. Luckily, you can shave a few bucks off your grocery bill by growing a few of those staples from your diet. Best part, it […]
The 2011 Whale Rock Charbono from Castoro Cellars is not only tasty, it is organically grown and the wine is SIP Certified for sustainability.
The 2010 Riverbench Chardonnay is full of great jabs without a buttery right hook. I simply love how diverse Chardonnay can be… from oaky and buttery, to the more crisp fruit flavors found in stainless steel Chard. This wine is slightly mineral (think wet rock) on the nose with a lightly toasted oak and warm […]
It’s Fall Down Friday and here are three sustainable wines for Valentine’s Day. Organic, biodynamic or SIP Certified, you cannot go wrong. Drink green and get drunk!
The 2012 Burbank Ranch Arneis “Little Rascal” is a sustainably certified white wine from the Paso Robles AVA. It is SIP Certified to be exact.
The 2011 Castoro Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon spent time in both American and French oak, and it shows. The wine smells like a log cabin with hints of ripe fruit. Ripe berries fill my mouth with just one sip, but the wine isn’t overly jammy. It’s rather balanced. And all that wood (yes, I said wood) […]
Sustainable and organic, Castoro Cellars makes an amazing white wine blend with this 2012 Tango. See just how well Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewurztraminer, and Orange Muscat work together.
This 2011 Estate Chardonnay from Tolosa in Edna Valley has aromas of grapefruit, pear, and honey. The winery is also sustainable and solar powered.
Anyway, it’s the weekend and you’ve worked hard. You deserve a drink (or ten). Even if you haven’t worked at all (funemployed?)… that’s no excuse. It’s Friday and it’s time to get your blood alcohol up while you throw your party down.
Hi, I’m Jerry James Stone and welcome to my food blog.
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