An Arrogant Frog and his Veggies

Zucchini, yellow squash, even carrots, come to life when they are spiralized.  They twirl, they show off their colors, they escape from the bowl! With the twist of a handle, suddenly these veggies have energy! With fifteen minutes or so of spiralizing, I had a bowl full of energetic vegetables ready to eat for...

Birthday Bubbles with Argyle Vintage Brut

Bubbles can brighten any dreary day. Especially birthday bubbles! It was yet another gloomy day in Iowa’s long, desolate winter. But never mind, my birthday is approaching. Close enough that I felt like celebrating. You know, I love my bubbles! So with an ease of the cork, the bubbles were flowing and I could look...

La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir: I Will Sleep!

I’m not sleeping well these days. Are you? I should stay away from social media and news programs. But knowledge is power, and I feel a need to fortify myself with information. Rather than being fortified, however, I am left with a feeling of impending doom. A retreat to the kitchen where I could...

Bubbles Beyond New Year’s Eve: Argyle Willamette Valley Brut

It started with a post from my friend Chef Andrew: https://www.hy-vee.com/meal-solutions/recipes/Sesame-Encrusted-Responsible-Choice-Tuna-Steaks-with-Asian-Slaw-(Get-Cooking)-R10731.aspx And then a plan: “Let’s make these tuna steaks for dinner this Saturday!” Then, a wine: Argyle Willamette Valley Brut! A post from NPR’s Bloglovin today discussed ways to use up those “unused champagne bottles from your New Year’s Eve festivities.” https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/bloglovin-food-3904551/9-champagne-cocktails-to-kick-off-new-year-5365199191 Who has...