bourbon peach cobbler

The peach. One of Mother Nature's greatest summer gifts. There's nothing like biting into a ripe, juicy peach. Whether you're eating it whole, slicing it into fresh cream, ice cream, or canning or baking, the smell of the peach reminds us that fall is on its way. Summer's last hurrah. We have paired our late … Continue reading bourbon peach cobbler

Sinfully Delicious Autumn Shandy’s

Summer's last kiss was sweet as Mother Nature ushered in autumn and these sinfully, delicious sips are perfect for the arrival of fall. Pull up a chair and enjoy! Turning your favorite brew into an innovative “beer-tail” couldn’t be simpler with The Perfect Purée.  Manny’s Shandy, created by Manny Hinojosa with Magnolia beer, apple cider, The … Continue reading Sinfully Delicious Autumn Shandy’s

espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream

Espresso rubbed steak is of our favorite summer recipes! Prep a day ahead, chill overnight and you have a quick, simple and colorful lunch or dinner the next afternoon. It's perfect in an artisan roll or tossed with tomatoes and wrapped snugly in a tortilla. Pair with an ice-cold brew and enjoy! Are you ready … Continue reading espresso rubbed steak with horseradish cream

Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Crisp, green and herby, sauvignon blanc is the perfect companion for early summer dishes. Summer may be on the horizon but here in the pacific northwest we still have a bit of damp weather and chilly temps. In other words, a typical June. This means a lot of our entertaining is still indoors, at least … Continue reading Friday’s Pair & Pour: Sauvignon Blanc with Roasted Grapes, Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Take control of your diet with these healthy shopping tips

By Elizabeth DeRosa of Finding the Way Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Author Tips to Help You Navigate the Grocery Store Trying to choose healthy foods while navigating the grocery store can be confusing and overwhelming. Here are my top 10 tips for a successful trip. Eating healthier “whole” foods increases your intake of necessary vitamins, minerals, … Continue reading Take control of your diet with these healthy shopping tips

strawberry stuffed pork loin with sweet strawberry mashed potatoes

The contrast of ripe strawberry and savory pork loin creates the unlikely perfect pairing. Whether you're throwing a backyard bash or penning your Sunday dinner menu, this dynamic duo works for either occasion. The dazzling flavor combinations of fresh thyme, toasted pine nuts, strawberries, goat cheese and pork make this main dish a top contender … Continue reading strawberry stuffed pork loin with sweet strawberry mashed potatoes

seared scallops with pan sauce

Lovely and delicate, scallops are a delicious favorite to pair with great conversation and a chilled sauvignon blanc. A light salad, simple greens and crusty bread for the extra pan sauce, are excellent companions for this gorgeous dish. When prepping, note the scallops need to be as dry as possible. Blot delicately between paper towels … Continue reading seared scallops with pan sauce

Top Chef judge Gail Simmons’ Lemongrass-Scented Rice Noodle Salad with Mint Cilantro

The crisp morning hustle-bustle is familiar as farmers/growers and customers reconnect after a long winters sleep. Browsing Seattle's energetic Pike Place Market on a busy weekend morning is exhilarating, the city feels as if it moves through you. It's a great place to connect with local vendors to ask questions about where your food comes … Continue reading Top Chef judge Gail Simmons’ Lemongrass-Scented Rice Noodle Salad with Mint Cilantro

Sip Island Inspired Cocktails by Tommy Bahama in NYC

Chase away the winter blahs with an island favorite. I can't think of a tastier way to make it through mid-January than with an island favorite – rum. The Rum Babalu makes for the perfect after-work happy hour, combining the sweet flavor of maple syrup with rum, ginger beer, lime juice and bitters. Round up … Continue reading Sip Island Inspired Cocktails by Tommy Bahama in NYC

garlic and herb roasted chicken thighs

Keep it simple - Roast dinners and one pot wonders are on the menu for January. Weeknight schedules get busy and life can whisk by in a flash. It's so tempting to sail in to the drive thru on the way home or use a meal delivery option once cozily inside the house, but it … Continue reading garlic and herb roasted chicken thighs