100 things to do in Sonoma County With a book launching this Fall about the Top 100 Things to do in Sonoma County (before you die), I have been exploring the wonderful small, under-the-radar wineries of this luscious grape-growing area. (More about the book from Reedy Press later.) For those not familiar with Sonoma County, […]
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Entries by Barbara Barrielle
This Sonoma County version of the classic, Greek cucumber salad is my pick for an accompaniment to a meal of garlicky lamb and Pinot Noir. The base of a Tzatziki recipe is the aphrodisiac of cucumber. You may think cucumber is just a crunchy, water-packed fruit of summer. (And yes, cucumber is actually a fruit, […]
A seductive summer side What vegetable do you serve with a summer meal of lamb and Pinot Noir? In Sonoma County, peak of season green beans with scarlet summer tomatoes make a great side dish. This Greek Bean Salad is what we chose to round out the meal of my first Sonoma Wine Salon. (Be […]
The beauty of simplicity This seductively simple lamb loin recipe was the main course of my first Wine Salon. It is a deceptively simple lamb preparation. Best of all, it features the aphrodisiac of rosemary. Its perfume permeates the air as the dish cooks. (And a little-known fact about rosemary, it improves memory! What could […]
A crumb cake recipe from the strawberry capital of Southern California by Barbara Barrielle Are these strawberries from Oxnard?” Asked the 12 year old as he dug into the strawberry crumb cake in Malibu in Mother’s Day. “Yes, they are, fresh picked this morning,” I responded. “Good, because the best strawberries are from Oxnard.” And, […]