For many, this week is truly the beginning of the year: it’s back to school. And for parents, this is usually a stressful time. Life becomes hectic again with a schedule that is filled with a long list of tasks. To alleviate some of the stress, below are three recipes from food guru Jamie Oliver that take just 15 minutes to prepare paired with three lip smacking wines from one of my favourite BC wineries - the Similkameen Valley's Little Farm Winery. A delicious meal and a glass of wine to match will immediately make you feel better and put a smile on your face. I call it gourmand therapy. In addition to being incredibly exclusive (small quantities made and not widely sold), Little Farm Winery also happens to be offering free shipping on 6 or more bottles of wine when you order right here! Continue reading
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Writing on Canadian Wine by the MWC team Kurtis Kolt (BC), Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson (MB) Jake Skakun (ON), Michelle Bouffard (QB) and various national guest contributors.
In previous posts here at My Wine Canada over the last couple of years, both Michelle Bouffard and Jake Skakun have spoken to their initial skepticism on fruit wine, and how in spite of that, they’ve become big fans of the on-point, acid-driven, honest wine coming out of Miranda and Del Halladay’s Elephant Island Orchard Wines, hailing from British Columbia’s Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley.
So, now that we know their wines are awesome, what do we do with them? For this post, I give you a clip ‘n save guide to fun food pairings for all of Elephant Island’s wines available here at My Wine Canada. This is also a great week to take advantage of this info, since THIS WEEK ONLY you can get FREE SHIPPING from them when you order a minimum of six bottles, and you can feel free to mix your selection!
I recently waxed on around here about picnics, so let’s keep enjoying the great outdoors. Besides exceptionally longer days, things are looking sunnier and hotter, so I thought for this post that I’d pick out a few al-fresco-friendly recipes and toddle on over to British Columbia’s Black Widow Winery in Naramata to pour a little something to go with ‘em.
Recipe #1: Tandoori Chicken. Over at Fine Cooking, Leona Dalavai shares her Dad’s recipe for Tandoori Chicken that’s doable on the backyard grill. While the marinade has some pleasant, cooling yogurt and lime components, you still have a good smattering of heat and spice from other elements like onion, garlic, ginger and chili powder.
The Wine: 2015 Schönburger. Let’s add a little exotic, cooling flare with Black Widow’s 2015 Schönburger. The rare variety is a Germanic crossing of Pinot Noir with another crossing of Chasselas and Muscat Hamburg. Continue reading
When I profiled i am a food blog in last week’s post, every time I went to the site for reference, the big photo and recipe up front was a Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Grilled Cheese Sandwich - and I’ve been thinking of grilled cheese sandwiches ever since. Continue reading
My wife and I have always had a soft spot for Jamie Oliver. Even way back in his Naked Chef days, we’ve enjoyed his unparalleled enthusiasm and energy and, of course, have picked up many cooking tips and inspiration from his television shows and books over the years. Continue reading
While enjoyable any time of year, there’s just something a little extra special about salmon in the summertime. Whether grilled on the barbecue, seared in chunks for a salad, or done zillions of other ways, it seems to add even more brightness to this sunny time of year. When it comes to wine pairing, there are so many directions you can go, but I find myself most often hitting one of the three Pinots: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir. Continue reading