Recipe: Easy Vegan Lasagna

Most times that I cook, I don’t follow a recipe. So many day-to-day dishes are just things we throw together.  Or we use a recipe as a skeleton, to determine cooking temperatures and times, but fill in the ingredients according to availability and preference.   I just read this article in the Guardian about the ways…

Pairing: Ricotta Toast and Pinot Blanc

Paul and I occasionally visit Philadelphia for various reasons, and when we do, we always enjoy the incredible vegan restaurants in the city.  Vedge is always a favorite, but Charlie was a Sinner holds a special place in my heart. My first visit was when my sister planned part of my bachelorette party there.  Remembering…

Yes Way Rosé

“I describe rosé like this: that moment on a warm summer afternoon — and it is summer and it is the afternoon — when you find a patch of grass or perhaps a comfortable chair outdoors where you can stretch your muscles, wiggle your toes, and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin as…

Pairing: Oregon Pinots and Middle Eastern take-out

After touring the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon, I visited the Eyrie Vineyards tasting room in McMinnville on my birthday last August.  Eyrie’s founder, David Lett, was known for bringing Pinot Noir to Oregon over 50 years ago and for bringing Pinot Gris to the United States. During my trip to the Willamette Valley last…