Food & Recipes

Late Summer Wines

August and September are filled with scrumptious, ripe vegetables from the garden, the smells of jam made from home-grown fruit, and lazy evenings grilling outside with friends and family.

Homemade Cracker Crust Pizza

Pizza is often a disappointedly bready affair where the delicious promise of sauce and toppings gets drowned in a doughy sea of blandness. But have you ever had a thin, crispy, cracker crust pizza before? Now that’s a thing of beauty.

Sipping Summer Wines

Now that the warm days and long twilights of summer are here, we can relax with a wonderful glass of wine on the deck or patio. This is also the time to relax the rule on room temperature reds and enjoy the cooling pleasure of lightly chilled ones, along with some delightfully refreshing whites and rosé.

Glorious Fruit Tart For Grownups

Tarts are way sexier than pie. Think about it. Pies are demure and dowdy. There’s good stuff in there, but it’s all hidden away under the hood. Tarts are more seductive. They don’t hide the goods. They’re right out there on display. A tart is a bikini to pie’s 19th-century bathing costume. It’s like a beautiful flower in full bloom, advertising to the bees “come and get it!”

Lunch at the Great Falls Senior Center—A Best-Kept Secret

Great Falls has some mighty fine burger establishments worth visiting. But here’s the secret address to a corner of hamburger heaven you might not have had the pleasure to visit yet: 1004 Central—The Great Falls Senior Citizens Center.

Celebrate World Malbec Day April 17

The flavors of Malbec grapes reflect the regions where they grow, which means one Malbec may taste very different from another. World Malbec Day will be April 17th, and we’re here to help you find some excellent regional wines to enjoy.

Some Things Just Don’t Mix in the Kitchen

In the past, I never attempted to bake anything else while the granola crisped in the oven….However, this one evening, I thought I could save time and let my oven do double duty. Homemade granola and stew don’t mix