Serpentine

Serpentine

Fèlsina BerardegnaI Sistri (Toscana IGT)2006 This 100% Chardonnay, unoaked, is pale greenish-gold, offering a bewitching nose of tulips, paperwhites, and warm stones. The first…

A Drouhin White

A Drouhin White

Joseph DrouhinPouilly-Fuissé2007 This white Burgundy smells of fresh linen and herbs. On the palate it's restrained, with lots of minerality, delivering a full Chardonnay…

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops

I had a few pork chops in the fridge, and since it was a nice evening, I decided to fire up the grill. I…

Fresh Garlic

Fresh Garlic

Today, the garlic was ready to be pulled. It made a big pile: Which I pared down to a smaller pile: Which is now…

First of the Garden Meals

First of the Garden Meals

As the white-throated sparrow sang his vespers to a purpling sky, I gathered my first garden meal. I picked the new green beans and…

Grilled Turkey Burgers

Grilled Turkey Burgers

The other night I threw my favorite turkey burgers onto the grill. I gently kneaded together a pound of ground turkey, a handful of…

Pull on Your Boots

Pull on Your Boots

KellermeisterBoots Barossa Grenache2007 This wine is bright purple, with a heady, peppery nose, redolent of carnation and chocolate. On the palate it's simple but…

A Beautiful Knife

A Beautiful Knife

I've been using an 8" chef's knife for years. "This is just feeling small to me," I told my husband one recent night as…