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Wine 101

August 3, 2017

Learning the basics of wine from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking 

I first discovered Julia Child five or six years ago when I read her book My Life in France. At the time I was more interested in France than Julia or food. But through Julia’s enthusiasm for food I became interested and asked for Mastering the Art of French Cooking for Christmas. After reading the first few sections on kitchen equipment and proper knife usage I felt a little overwhelmed. However, her section on wines was fascinating to me. Wine pairing, serving and storage is a little intimating at first. Some people dedicate their entire lives to learning about wines, but Julia made sense of it for me. In today’s post, I want to hit the highlights of wine pairing with food, wine serving and wine storage that Julia outlines in her classic cookbook.

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Non-Dairy Berry Pops

Happy (almost) 4th of July! I absolutely love this time of year. Summertime makes me feel like a kid again. And is there anything kids love more than ice cream? I recently saw a poll that ice cream is the #1 preferred summertime dessert,…

July 3, 2017
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Blueberry Mango Salsa

I absolutely love grilled food in the summer. Not only does it smell and taste divine but it means that my husband is doing the cooking. Thank you, Grill Master! As much as I love a good burger or BBQ chicken, I need a…

June 13, 2017
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Greatest Granola

The granola bar that actually keeps you full. I don’t really like to swear but I swear by this granola recipe. It’s absolutely delicious and it’s the only breakfast food I’ve found that can keep me full until lunchtime. But this granola is so…

May 16, 2017
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Dairy-Free Lactation Cookies

Delicious, dairy-free cookies with sticktoitiveness for breastfeeding mamas. I’m not one to diet. Not because I couldn’t stand to lose weight or be healthier, but because I know I would never stick to a diet. I have no willpower. But when Audrey’s pediatrician told…

April 19, 2017
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Peppermint Almond Molasses Cookies

‘Tis the season for holiday baking Who doesn’t love baking (and eating) sweet treats around the holidays? This year, I added a new Christmas cookie to my recipe box, Peppermint Almond Molasses Cookies.…

December 20, 2016