Morris Tap & Grill – When You need 99 Beer Options

Morris Tap & Grill – When You need 99 Beer Options

Duck Meatballs

For my New Jersey friends and beer lovers, here’s my review of Morris Tap & Grill in Randolph, NJ as published by Jersey Bites.  How do you like these pictures!? Cheers, Veronique

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2010 Boutari Santorini Assyrtiko

2010 Boutari Santorini Assyrtiko

2010 Boutari Santorini

I enjoy Greek wines and picked up this little number, which is easy to find, to pair with sashimi and rolls I was having from the local sushi restaurant this weekend. In the glass, this Greek wine is a medium honey yellow – really pretty.  On the nose, the 2010 Boutari Santorini Assyrtiko is lemony […]

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Traditional French Onion Soup

Traditional French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

There may not be a more comforting soup than the classic French onion soup.  With hundreds of variations, everyone has his/her own favorite.  This version is one I have fine-tuned over the years and features both Gruyere cheese for a rich, nutty taste and Mozzarella for stringiness. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. butter 3 large onions, sliced […]

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Adara – New Jewel in Montclair’s Upscale Restaurant Crown

Adara – New Jewel in Montclair’s Upscale Restaurant Crown

NE Clam Chowder

10/21/12 Update: After a visit on 10/20/12, I can no longer recommend Adara. The food is still delicious, but the new staff’s poor job and the 4-hour wait for three courses is not worth the food. Adara, located in a secluded area off busy Bloomfield Avenue, offers perhaps the best culinary experience to be had […]

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Maple White Sangria

Maple White Sangria

Maple White Sangria

In my spring quest for maple recipes, I was thrilled to get a cocktail recipe from my sister featuring the sweet sap as an ingredient.  What a great way to kick off the chilled cocktail season! Ingredients: 1 bottle of dry white wine ½ cup pure maple syrup 1 lemon, sliced ½ honeydew melon either […]

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Maple Sucre a la Crème

Maple Sucre a la Crème

Sucre a la Creme a l'Erable

This recipe is from my mom, Diane.  It adds a unique twist of maple syrup to a Québec favorite:  sucre à la crème, what I’ll translate to brown sugar squares.  This is a decadent treat that your loved ones are certain to enjoy. Ingredients: 2 cups maple syrup 3 tsp. butter 1 cup heavy whipping […]

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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks with Cremini Mushrooms

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks with Cremini Mushrooms

BBQ Chicken Legs Cooked

I’m a huge fan of the produce department at Target and when I discovered the chicken products by Gold’ N Plump, a company that buys chicken from a group of 300 midwest farmers dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and to quality products,  the recipe wheels started turning on how I’d prepare chicken using […]

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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?

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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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