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  • FRESHLY PRESSED JUICE

    FRESHLY PRESSED JUICE

    Neither overly technical nor horticulturally-centric, Jay McInerney’s The Juice: Venous Veritas is a collection of essays centered around the joys of drinking wine that even someone who is more likely to order a Guinness than an old-vine Grenache will enjoy. McInerney came to fame in the 80s with Bright Lights Big City, a novel that made him the un-official spokesperson of his generation, ... Read More »
  • PEPE LE PEW

    PEPE LE PEW

  • ANOTHER WINNING WINE

    ANOTHER WINNING WINE

  • THE SWEET AND THE SPICY

    THE SWEET AND THE SPICY

    I’ve discovered in recent months that Instagram is a great way to cull interesting culinary ideas and discover new beverages to imbibe. I follow Dogfish Head beer to learn about their latest collaborations (and to covet their bocce court).  Smitten Kitchen and Ida Garten are always making me drool. But even outside professional Instagrammers, I’m finding new ideas with the ... Read More »
  • BOOZE HOUND

    BOOZE HOUND

  • KEEPING YOUR COOL

    KEEPING YOUR COOL

  • THE LAZY BAKER

    THE LAZY BAKER

    On occasion, I make desserts for barVino to supplement the fabulous ones we purchase from the professional bakers at Cafe Sarah’s – just up the street from bV on Main Street in North Creek, NY. Here’s the thing about baking: it’s meticulous, measured and requires prior planning and preparation. Here’s the thing about me: I’m a bit scatter-brained, not naturally ... Read More »
  • WILD IRELAND

    WILD IRELAND

  • FAMILY DINNER

    FAMILY DINNER

  • SERIOUSLY…

    SERIOUSLY…

    “Mom, what were you thinking?  Seriously!” Everything is seriously at 16.  Each and every iota of knowledge in a 16 year old brain is ever so much more wise than, say, a parent? “Mom, it is a HUGE hunk of ham!  What were you thinking?” Apologies to Granny and Grandad, the Irish grandparents.  They just did not know good food.  Ham ... Read More »
  • BILLY GOAT GRUFF…

    BILLY GOAT GRUFF…

  • APOLOGIES

    APOLOGIES

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