Archive for October, 2010

Tailgating At Home

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

This morning my Sister-in-law and her husband came to my house for a “tailgating” brunch before an afternoon of football.  I prepared some things the evening before which helped with cooking in the morning.  It saved time and a delicious brunch for 4 only took about one hour to prepare.  I made a bread pudding style French toast, breakfast potatoes with leeks and fresh thyme, a cheddar cheese scramble, oven roasted pepper bacon, coffee and Bloody Mary’s.  I made the custard and soaked the bread overnight for the French toast, blanched the potatoes and mixed up the bloody’s last night.  It was only about 30 minutes of preparation so I could concentrate on cooking in the morning and having a beverage to begin the pre-game warm up without missing the kick off. The in laws brought fresh fruit to complete the meal and we were all satisfied well through lunch.

Acidic Food & Wine Suggestions

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Artichokes or Asparagus: A crispy New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Crudités: A young, dry Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc or Pinot Blanc

Lemon Tart: Canadian Ice Wine

Chicken Curry with Lime: Gewürztraminer or Riesling

Sorbets: Moscato d’Asti

Finding a balance of sweetness is the key to balancing the acidic flavors in your food.

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