Login

Recent Tweets

Follow Me on Twitter

Powered by Twitter Tools

Juicy Bites

Looking for Something?

Google

Meet Russ Kane, the Doctor of Texas Wines

Image: appelationamerica.com

Texans have produced wine for 400 years or more, but only recently has commercial wine production taken off. In the past decade or so, the number of Texas wineries has grown from about fifty to well over 200; production of wine has doubled to 1.2 million cases; jobs in the industry have grown […]

Cooking With Wine: One of My Favorites…

One of the simplest ways to add flavor to a dish is to use wine. While not every food benefits, there are many items you cook that can see their flavor enhanced with a bit of the “fruit of the vine.” It’s low-fat, gluten free, and high flavor.

Some recipes call specifically for wine, in detail: […]

Cooking With Booze (and Even Putting Some in the Food)

I love cooking with alcoholic beverages. I sometimes put some in the food too. Beer, wine, brandy, whiskey and more, they’re all fair game for the cookpot. Especially if you’re trying to impress your date or significant other with something spectacular, like a flambé of a fancy dish. Take it from an expert, though: […]

Chicken Marsala Worthy of Self-Inflicted Wounds

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

Looking for a great dish for a romantic little dinner at home? Well, have we got a deal for you…

Chicken Marsala is one of those ingenious Italian inventions that looks difficult to make, but really isn’t. It can even be a show piece. You’ll love it, […]

Cool Down the Italian Way: Grilled Peaches and Red Wine Granita

Davy Crockett once said, “You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.” Trust me, it’s hotter here. We’ve been scorched in Texas for months now. We were 5° F above average for June, after a hot May. The above-average temperatures have continued, and so has the drought. (Rain in isolated […]

It’s Way Too Cold Here in Texas

How cold is it here? It’s so cold:

Starbucks is serving coffee on a stick.
We’ve taken everything out of the freezer so we’ll have someplace warm to sleep tonight.
Our three cats and Sonia the Red Golden are hitchhiking south for the winter.
The power companies are sending letters of condolence with their bills.
Opticians are giving away […]

High's Restaurant: The Perfect Lunch Opportunity When You're Touring the Guadalupe Wine Trail

I know, Texas Wine Month is over. Gone. Kaputski. Defunct, expired, moribund. Dead, dead, dead. But that doesn’t mean you should stop enjoying wine! Or for that matter, that we should stop talking about it entirely until next October.

While Paula Jo and I were out drinking our way across the countryside foraging through the […]

Beauty and Taste: Comfort Cellar and Singing Water Vineyards in Comfort, Texas

After leaving the peace and quiet of the tiny village of Sisterdale, we struck out cross-country to the Big City. Comfort, Texas, that is. It’s the second-biggest metropolis in all of Kendall County, right after Boerne. Last census showed nearly 2,400 folks live there, and rumor has it that it’s grown a tad bit […]