Tag Archives: Dare Wenzler

Fig Cake for Early Fall

We are lucky here in the mid-Atlantic area to have an abundance of backyard fig trees with figs that are ripening up about now.  As you probably know they all come at one time, so if you’re anything like us, you’re … Continue reading

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A Cool Idea for Leftover Pasta

Usually when we have pasta left over we’ll make a baked pasta dish by layering the cooked pasta in a baking dish with marinara sauce, cottage or ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and whatever cooked vegetables or meat we have on hand.  … Continue reading

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A Belated St Patrick’s Day

So maybe you bought the cabbage but never got around to the whole corned beef , cabbage and potatoes thing.  And that head of cabbage is still sitting in your produce drawer (taking up a ton of space I might … Continue reading

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Broccoli for 8 Year Olds (and for the rest of us)

As a parent, one of your main jobs is dreaming up creative ways of getting green vegetables into your child. Our girl’s green veg repertoire consists of edamame, green beans and the occasional spinach leaf or celery stalk. We’ve of … Continue reading

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Wine Heaven – on The Hill

Tom is the managing partner of First Vine; he runs the day to day operations and selects all of our fabulous wines. I’m involved more on an “as needed” basis; I’m a Washington DC Realtor in my other life. The … Continue reading

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Fast Comfort

Our friend Sue at the blog Food Network Musings invited us to participate in an online food bloggers’ event today to benefit those who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  We are all sharing a recipe for a comfort food dish , … Continue reading

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The Real Showdown: Sweet Potatoes vs Yams

Sorry.  It’s not Republicans vs Democrats or even boxers vs briefs …  it’s sweet potatoes vs yams!  Do you know the difference?  It’s confusing, I know, when they are even mislabeled at the grocery store.  But, trust me, a sweet potato … Continue reading

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Vintage First Vine

I was recently banging around for a meatloaf recipe, when I remembered we’d published a great one, way back in one of our earliest newsletters.  Clicking back through the files, I found it.  Realized it was in our very first … Continue reading

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Bring On The Reds!

According to the calendar, fall is officially here.  You know – fall.  Time for pumpkin carving, apple picking, leaf pile jumping and red wine opening! We don’t often lead with the wines in our posts, but today we have such … Continue reading

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Welcome Back to Apple Season

It’s beginning to feel a lot like … apple season! Every year around this time we make the trip to Homestead Farm in Poolesville MD where we invariably pick WAY too many apples.  Right now, you can pick your own … Continue reading

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