ZED Moscato Rosé – Blushing Surprise

ZED Moscato Rosé – Blushing Surprise

ZED Moscato

If you read this blog, you’ll have figured out that I love rosé and sparkling wines.  I just find them perfect as an aperitif or with many foods and one can typically find a favorite at an affordable price. The winemakers at Australia’s Jacob’s Creek have developed an easy-drinking, affordable sparkling rosé that is certain […]

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Are We Socially Connected?

Are We Socially Connected?

Pinterest Logo

Food and Wine Chickie is also on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!  Let’s connect there also! Facebook: www.facebook.com/foodandwinechickie Twitter: www.twitter.com/foodwinechickie Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/foodwinechickie Cheers, Veronique  

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Garlic Growing – What You Need to Know

Garlic Growing – What You Need to Know

Dad's Asian Tempest Garlic

Every time I visit my dad in Quebec, he boasts about the garlic he grows.  It’s something he’s proud of and the last time I was there, he gave me a whole bag to bring back.  The variety he uses is the Asian Tempest – powerful with a long shelf life once harvested.  I’ve been […]

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Easy Marinara Sauce

Easy Marinara Sauce

Easy Marinara Sauce

When it comes to red pasta sauce, I like meaty ones with lots of simmering time and layers of flavor like my Quebec Meat Sauce and my Ragu alla Bolognese.  Some time though, I want a fresh, quick-to-prepare, light sauce and this Easy Marinara Sauce fits the bill. This tasty sauce can be used as […]

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Fun in the Sun in Mexico

Fun in the Sun in Mexico

Lobby Onto Pool

This past week, I was fortunate enough to vacation at Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  The resort provided exactly what I was looking for: a serene environment, upscale spa and healthy, delicious food. The resort only features 90 luxury suites, ensuring every guest is offered an unbelievable amount of attention.  The […]

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Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

Nothing is quite as comforting to me as a creamy bowl of risotto.  With some chicken broth, and onion and garlic on hand, I know I always have something great to serve, even at the last minute. This version of my basic risotto recipe features fresh asparagus that is simply cooked along with the rice.  […]

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2007 Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling

2007 Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling

2007 Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling

Textbook Riesling it is not, darn enjoyable it is.  Pale in the glass, this New Zealand Riesling has Meyer lemon and pear on the nose.  Perhaps even a little of the kerosene aromas that some Rieslings tend to display.  More lemon and juicy pear on the palate with hints of lime and a bit of […]

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The Finger Lakes for Wine Lovers

I’m a huge fan of the Finger Lakes and its outstanding wines.  Here is an article of mine on traveling to the Finger Lakes and which wineries to visit along the way published by Jersey Bites. Cheers, Veronique  

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2008 Luigi Bosca Reserva Malbec

2008 Luigi Bosca Reserva Malbec

2008 Luigi Bosca Reserva Malbec

Dark Bing cherry-colored wine in the glass.  On the nose, it offers a slightly spiced, juicy berry aroma.  On the palate, it features mocha notes, ripe cherry flavors that linger on a long, dry finish. Malbec is such a versatile, food-friendly varietal and at this affordable price point, it should be on your must-buy list. […]

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7 Fish and Seafood Recipes to get you Through Lent

Lent is the 40-day period before Easter when practicing Christians abstain from eating meat on Fridays.  During this period of penance which starts on Ash Wednesday and ends of Easter Sunday, it can be difficult to stay creative with non-meat options.  Here are seven fish and seafood recipes to get you through the seven Fridays […]

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