For more than two decades, Merlot has been a star grape with Washington winemakers, and while Cabernet Sauvignon has overtaken Merlot in acreage and importance with consumers, the supple red wine remains a dominant grape.
The story goes that John Montagu was such an inveterate gambler that he did not want to leave the gaming tables even to eat. So he called for meat to be brought to him between two slices of bread; that way, he could eat at the table and keep his fingers clean, thus saving the cards.
When’s the last time you made wraps at home? If you can’t remember, perhaps it’s because the sandwiches have devolved into predictable, overstuffed vehicles for chicken Caesar salad or thin slices of ham and turkey and limp green spinach leaves.
I got married two years ago, acquiring a vegetable-loving husband, his three kids and his collection of kitchen appliances. I was unexpectedly excited by some of the last, such as the gas range with a warming drawer, and some not — the griddle and slow-cooker are a yawn. And then the wafflemaker found its way into my rotation.
This is plain food done nicely, with just eight ingredients to gather. If you don’t typically cook in your microwave, the method for making the quick applesauce might inspire you to rethink that position.
One thing I’ve said exactly 6 gajillion and 11 times is, there are more bad examples of food out there than there are good examples. Today’s topic, hash browns, is no exception. Too often, what should be a crispy, creamy, perfectly seasoned, standalone dish is reduced to little more than a bland and mushy ketchup delivery system. Let’s see what we can do to fix that.
I drink coffee in the morning, like a good American should, but somehow I picked up the habit of a cup of tea in the afternoon. Feel free to make fun of me for it; others do. But an afternoon cup of coffee can jangle one’s nerves, while a cup of tea — there’s no way to put it that doesn’t sound like a bad tagline — both soothes and refreshes. It’s like a shot of tequila versus a nice aperitif. Speaking of which, a cup of mint tea before ...