A Toast to Cesar! Long live Cesar!

The historians tell us that the art of toasting likely originated from the ancient Greek and Roman cultures where a toast was used to honor a God or a Ruler such as Cesar. With wine being a core element of both cultures, both Dionysus – the Greek God of wine, and...

Cast Iron Cornbread

Most everyone has a cornbread recipe and there is no better way to make cornbread than in cast iron.  With cast iron you get the benefit of a very hot pan, a non-stick surface and making cornbread is one of the best ways to build up your pan’s seasoning. The...

Cast Iron Comeback!

You’ve probably heard that cast iron cooking is making a huge comeback. Fueled by this new popularity are numerous internet sites extolling the virtues of cast iron and collectors’ forums focusing on cast iron of all types. Sites often characterize items as “users” or...

Natural Wine: Your Funky, Favorite New Find

Sustainable, organic, biodynamic — these are all particulars you can see listed on bottles when you’re shopping for wine. But there’s another phrase that has become increasingly common among both niche connoisseurs and mainstream wine drinkers in recent years: natural...

Delicious Delicata

Sometimes you make a meal where the side dish competes with the main dish as the standout of the meal. That was my experience with my first Delicata squash dish. The main course, in this case, was a whole Red Snapper roasted with sliced lemons and Rosemary. With that...