Millstone Rhuberry : Wine Wednesday Review

  Millstone Rhuberry Strawberry, Winter Banana Apples, Rhubarb Monkton, Maryland Price: $16.00 Millstone Cellars  teased me all through strawberry season with their Facebook profile picture. The picture of flats of strawberries was to herald the imminent arrival of their Rhuberry Cider. Alas, I had to wait until late June for the opportunity to snag a bottle. Rhuberry is made from… Continue reading Millstone Rhuberry : Wine Wednesday Review

Mexican Pickled Onions : Cook Quickie

These simple pickled onions are a perfect complement to carnitas. Mexican Pickled Onions Ingredients 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup apple cider vinegar ¼ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns Procedure Combine ingredients in a glass jar. Make sure vinegar covers the onions. Place lid on jar. Shake well Refrigerate 3… Continue reading Mexican Pickled Onions : Cook Quickie

Easy Carnitas Recipe—FEAST

  I was perusing the “Manager’s Special” section in the meat department of my local mega-mart this past weekend and found some ‘country-style’ boneless ribs. Country-style ribs aren’t ribs at all. They are sliced pork shoulder and need to be cooked long, low and slow. I usually make North Carolina style Pulled Pork from pork shoulder. But I… Continue reading Easy Carnitas Recipe—FEAST

Millstone Cellars Farmgate: Drink Wine Wednesday Review

Millstone FarmgateJonathan, Stayman Winesap, and Smokehouse Apples Maryland Price: $16.00 Yep, this Wine Wednesday Review is reviewing an apple cider—not wine. Farmgate is from Millstone Cellars, the makers of Hopvine .This is a barrel-aged cider featuring tart heirloom apples. Farmgate is pale yellow and effervescent in the glass. The nose yields citrus and apple. This dry cider has citrus… Continue reading Millstone Cellars Farmgate: Drink Wine Wednesday Review

Cook: Shrimp Fried Rice

I volunteer in a community garden in an area referred to as a “food desert.” Food deserts are low-income neighborhoods that do not have ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. The garden is organic and tended by the neighborhood’s residents, who volunteer their time as part of a kind of ‘sweat equity’ CSA.… Continue reading Cook: Shrimp Fried Rice

Drink – Wine Wednesday Review Millstone Hopvine

Millstone Hopvine Cascade Hops, Wildflower Honey, York Imperial Apples Maryland Price: $16.00 Today’s Wine Wednesday review is technically not a wine. It’s a cider. This is not your ordinary apple juice. Inspired by the methods colonial Americans used to make their favorite alcoholic beverage, Millstone Cellars uses heirloom cider apples fermented and aged in oak barrels, then blended… Continue reading Drink – Wine Wednesday Review Millstone Hopvine

Cook: Umami Kale Salad

  I wanted to like kale salads. I really did. They’re low calorie, low fat, and packed with vital nutrients. But whenever I tried them, they were tough and bland. Then I tried a kale salad at a potluck gathering. It was flavorful and crisp. I had to get the recipe. The nutritional yeast adds… Continue reading Cook: Umami Kale Salad