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Denver International Wine Festival

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Denver International Wine Festival as a brand ambassador for Maple Leaf Farms.  The was the 10th year of the festival, which spans three days and brings together dozens of wineries for tastings, as well as food pairings from local chefs.  Maple Leaf Farms sponsored my trip, […]

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Classic Cheese Fondue

Fondue is one of those participatory foods that makes for great party fare, and I find it ideal for New Year’s Eve.  It is impossible to avoid chatting up your neighbors while you are all dipping things into molten cheese.  Traditional fondue etiquette requires that any woman who drops a tidbit into the cheese must […]

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An Albariño Wine Pairing Dinner

I recently received some samples of one of my favorite types of wine, some Albariños from Rías Baixas, Spain.  While traditional logic dictates that white wines be served with dishes that are lighter in flavor, I find the dry, complex citrus flavors of Albariños pair well with spicy foods.  The two bottles sampled were a […]

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Red Wine-Braised Buffalo Short Ribs

While I typically try to locally-source any meat in our diets, after reading Buffalo for the Broken Heart I became a fan of Wild Idea Buffalo.  The book is an excellent read, and the overall philosophy regarding sustainable and humane practices is one I support.  Given that, I recently ordered some of their products, including […]

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Harvest Dinner Pairings, with HandCraft Wines

We are enjoying the end-of-summer bounty from our C.S.A. share, and when I heard that the newest Thirsty Girl event was coming up I immediately started thinking of a “garden” dinner to go with the wines.  The featured wines for September are from the HandCraft collection, and vintner Cheryl Indelicato is donating part of the […]

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Simple Seafood Stew

I have been busy wrapping up a significant chapter of my life,  so cooking has not been a top priority.  I didn’t think you all would want to see my recipe for “bag o’ salad” or “scrambled eggs,” which is the way it has been running for the past couple of weeks.  Things are winding […]

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