Monthly Archives: January 2014

A tale of two chickens

So this is the way it went down.  I really love beer can chicken but like most good things I can’t leave it alone!  I have to put my twist on it, have a fiddle if you will. In this case it was to empty the beer and add a cup of Struttin White Albarino,…
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A Boxing Day tradition goes up in smoke.

Every year my husbands’ family traditionally finished off the ham from Christmas day with a sauerkraut potato salad, this has never been my favorite meal of our marriage, so this year we decided to do things a bit different.  Thanks to our Bradley Smoker we had made Apple cider brined, hickory smoked pork chops for…
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A few updates on things going on in the room.

We’ve just wound up the Winter Wine Land Weekend here in Sonoma and we have about 4 ½ weeks before the back to back Barrel Tasting weekends come up starting the 28th February, 2014. For those of you trying to avoid crowds and looking for a fun weekend or weekday while our great weather is…
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CRABS in Search of Viognier!

Well, Local’s Blog faithful, it’s Crab Season and I thought I should mention another great reason for living in Sonoma are the fabulous crabs from Bodega Bay.  I went down to the docks and picked up fresh crabs coming in from the days catch.  The air was alive with fresh salt air and lots of…
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