Chipotle Kung Pao Chicken

I developed this fusion recipe quite a few years ago.  Lots of work, but worth it.  You will need actual chipotles, not just chipotles in adobo.  Enjoy my chipotle kung pao chicken!

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New Mexico Green Chile Stew

Yeah, off-topic.  This is one of my favorite all-time recipes.  Once upon a time it was hard to find genuine New Mexico green chiles.  Today you can find them canned, occasionally frozen.  This works...

Wine and Cheese Pairings

Wine and Cheese Pairings

Draeger’s is a popular, but small, chain of supermarkets on the San Francisco peninsula.  They recently sent out a guide to wine and cheese pairings.  We understand that there are large...

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Artisan Thanksgiving Wine Pairings Tasting

Saturday, November 19, our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us over to taste some wines specially chosen to accompany the usual Thanksgiving dinner.  We were not disappointed.  As an added bonus...

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Best Wines With BBQ?

[Images courtesy of] The folks over at have published a guide to wines that pair with various summer dishes.  The guide is pretty generic — California zinfandels with BBQ ribs...

Rendezvous Ribs Best Food for Pinot Noir

Best Food for Pinot Noir

What’s the best food for pinot noir?  We recommend Rendezvous Ribs with Lemon Brown Sugar sauce.  Both are from Steven Raichlen’s opus Raichlen on Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs. Steven is...