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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Today is colder and very windy, after a rainy early morning.  The leaves are flying off the trees, leaving lots of bare branches and leafy lawns.   689 more words

Daily Accountings

What makes a winning wine list?

When it comes to dining out, most would agree the wine – if you opt for it – matters just as much as the food. 894 more words

Life

Beatrice Fantoni's Table Talk

Watch the game with a pint and something fresh to eat

Even though the region’s two craft beer festivals have come and gone, we’re still not done talking about beer … and cooking with it. 514 more words

Life

Bill Zacharkiw: Portugal's Dao and Bairrada two halves of a wholly enjoyable wine region

At most regional wine tastings, I look at variations on a central theme, as the wines from the different vineyards tend to be grown on the same types of soils, and made with the same grapes. 864 more words

Food

Dinner in 40 minutes: Recipe for golden chickpea and curried lamb pilaf

By Bonnie S. Benwick

With this dish, we’re in back-to-basics mode. What is a rice pilaf if not a pre-modern-era rice bowl? This preparation is hearty enough for main-course fare, with possible leftovers that taste swell at room temperature. 464 more words

Cd

Fresh This Week: Golden Beets

What is it? Go on a treasure hunt for golden beets this season and add some colour variety to the usual autumn vegetable lineup. Golden beets are a different variety of red beets you’ll spot in the supermarket’s produce section. 374 more words

Life

Tommasi, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2009

Amarone
Tommasi, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2009
Veneto, Italy

There are a handful of Amarone producers that command international respect for their truly fine wines. Tommasi is unquestionably on that list. 197 more words

The Grapevine