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Banoffee Pie
March 15, 2024

Banoffee Pie

This recipe might take a little time to pull together but it is mostly unattended and very easy to execute. A requested dessert by our college returning daughter for St...

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  • Ricotta Dumplings with Peas
    March 30, 2019

    Ricotta Dumplings with Peas

      Ingredients 2 cups ricotta cheese (I like Bellwether Farms Sheep’s Milk Ricotta) 2 large egg yolks ½ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting ½ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish ¼ teaspoon ground pepper ⅛ teaspoon...

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  • Beef and Guinness Stew by Darina Allen
    March 17, 2019

    Beef and Guinness Stew by Darina Allen

    INGREDIENTS 900g lean stewing beef 3 tablespoons oil or dripping 2 tablespoons flour Salt, freshly ground pepper and cayenne 2 large onions (about 285g), coarsely chopped 1 large garlic clove, crushed (optional) 2 tablespoons tomato purée, dissolved in 4 tablespoons...

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  • The life of an inventor
    March 16, 2019

    The life of an inventor

    As Thomas Edison once said "Genius - 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration"  We get complemented frequently for our very creative and innovative products. While this is always delightful to hear we are constantly reminded that the path to invention is not...

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  • Plin
    March 9, 2019

    Plin

    We discovered this terrific dish when we attended the International Housewares Show in 2016 at a wonderful little restaurant called Osteria Langhe. It was recommended to us by a friend from our wine days, Brian Duncan and we'll be forever...

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  • Uncle Waltie's Quick Local Halibut Perfection
    February 16, 2019

    Uncle Waltie's Quick Local Halibut Perfection

    This delicious dish, I have to admit, was from a truly fantastic Valentine Dinner made by, non other than our resident chef, Mr CapaBunga, earlier this week! It was our first meal after a 3 day cleanse but still worked...

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  • Thanks for all the LOVE
    October 13, 2017

    Thanks for all the LOVE

    Walt and I really didn’t want our third blog post to be about the terrible wildfires we’ve had here in beautiful wine country since Sunday night, October 8th but we’ve had so many of you asking after us and our...

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  • Trade Show Season = Harvest Time
    August 25, 2017

    Trade Show Season = Harvest Time

    It’s harvest here in Wine Country. Tons of ripe clusters of luscious grapes hang brightly on the vines, begging to be crushed. That’s how we feel standing at NYNow, the last show of our season – crushed. After weeks and...

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