Archive for the Tag 'Black pepper'


Who doesn’t love a little black dress?

When I was graduating from the eighth grade, my mother took me from Maine (where I was growing up) to Boston, to get my graduation dress. We met my cousin Ann in the city, she came in from Stoneham, to give me fashion guidance. Plus, living in the Boston area, she knew all of the […]


A wine and cheese primer

Here’s a wine and cheese primer for your food and wine events. After an entertaining and informative class at Charles Creek Vineyard with Bill and Gerry Brinton, and Laura Matrinez of The Artisan Palate, those of us who attended have a much better understanding and appreciation of cheese. In an earlier blog, I discussed what […]


My Favorite Orzo Rice Salad with a Charles Creek Kitchen Currant Flavored Balsamic Vinegar

I was very lucky to have access to some fabulous Balsamic vinegars from Charles Creek Kitchen, which is located in the town of Sonoma. I’ve written earlier about their Blueberry Flavored Balsamic Vinegar. I said then, and continue to remember, how it rocked my palate. Bill Brinton, proprietor of Charles Creek Vineyards, just isn’t one […]