Archive for July, 2012

Wine O'Clock

GPG Garganega Pinot Grigio 2011

GPG Garganega Pinot Grigio 2011

I picked this one up for three reasons – one, it was cheap, two, it has Garganega in it, and I’m a big fan of Soave (Garganega is the main grape variety of this great value dry, fragrant and yet neutral white wine), and it’s a joint operation between a […]

July 5, 2012 ×

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Gluten free, Dairy Free Oreos

Gluten free, Dairy Free Oreos

Did you know that standard Oreos are dairy free? That means the basic recipe is very easy to adjust to also make it gluten free. My kids discovered Oreos during a minor lapse of dietry judgement on holidays, and to stop the tears at the emd of the trip, I […]

July 4, 2012 ×

dairy free, Recipes

Poached Pears

Poached Pears

I usually avoid fruit desserts. They are naughty things pretending to be healthy. I’d much rather eat something healthy pretending to be naughty. Hence the drunken pears. They feel so naughty as you glug in the red wine, but we all know what happens to alcohol when you cook it […]

July 1, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, Recipes

Cooking with Mary

Cooking with Mary

Watching Mary cook is a wonderful thing. There are no measuring bowls, no gadgets, no timers, and no timing. Lunch may be at 12:30, or at three. But as soon as you catch a scent of her art in the kitchen, you won’t mind waiting. You also know that when […]

July 1, 2012 ×