Three simple salmon recipes worthy of the kitchen table

In 2016 an unfortunate statistic was reported; for the first time in history Americans spent more money eating out than they did on groceries. Unfortunate for a multitude of reasons, […]

N. Mississippi restaurant features Italian-inspired wine dinner

QUAINTRELLE HOSTS WINEMAKER DINNER WITH DARRYL JOANNIDES OF VIOLA WINE CELLARS Four-course family-style dinner with wine pairings, $75 February 14, 2017 – Portland, OR – Quaintrelle will host a February winemaker dinner on […]

Clark College hosts Food Summit this Friday

A daylong discussion about the region’s food ecosystem and the college’s role in its future  VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark College will be hosting “Growing Our Future” on Friday, February 10, to […]

Start mulling scent, flavors of the holidays

If you haven’t had the experience already, soon it will be that time when heavily-scented pinecones fill the noses of shoppers as they enter department stores and supermarkets. Evoking holidays […]

Chili paired with wine is oh so fine

We’re smack dab in the middle of fall and, with Daylight Savings soon coming to an end, nights will be longer. Time for cozy fires and pots of chili. Chili with […]

Charlies Bodega a slice of the Iberian peninsula in Clark County

In January of 2009 the new owners of what was then 1220 Main Restaurant & Bar changed the name to Charlies Bistro. Fast forward six years and they’re at it […]

Monthly wine review complete with recipes and a sparkling for holiday parties

2013 Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuissé – aka chardonnay. Looking for a wine to pair with the rich mouth feel and pepper seasoning of cream of zucchini soup (see below for recipe), […]

Pairing Italian food with wine

With Italian food the red sauce with red wine rule is about as old school as a corded telephone. I asked Kathy Aikens, owner of Pasta GiGi’s in Battle Ground […]

Location, location, location…East Fork Cellars nailed it.

This past Saturday night we spent a relaxed summer evening listening to live jazz at East Fork Cellars, perfectly situated in the middle of all the downtown Vancouver action in […]

Pinot Grigio, Crespelle and Cannoli on the veranda

The other night our dining experience had my husband and me reminiscing about a near-and-dear-to-us restaurant that closed suddenly and left us rather lost with our Italian cravings. Since 1957 Sylvia’s […]

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