Tag Archives: Everyday Wines

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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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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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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A New Discovery at the Grocery Store

I generally don’t spend much time poking around the frozen food aisle at the grocery store but maybe I ought to start. Last week, I discovered 16 oz packages of frozen black eyed peas.  I LOVE black eyed peas, in … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Green Beans du Cesario

For a few years in the 90s I had the opportunity to live in Paris.  I lived in the 13th Arrondisement in the animated but not very fashionable Quartier de la Gare and rented a big beautiful apartment in a Belle … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Something Different for Asparagus

I know, I know …  “it’s spring and that means asparagus season! ”  (**yawn** and – may as well say it –  duh).  But since it’s on special this week at Harris Teeter for $3.79/pound (and looking GREAT from what I … Continue reading

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What would Andrew Jackson drink? Reflections on the $20 price barrier

A few weeks ago, Washington Post wine critic Dave McIntyre wrote a blog post looking back on something he wrote about Virginia wines six years earlier.  A sort of “What’s happened since I wrote this,” and he’s happy with the … Continue reading

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A Betty Draper Classic for the first Chilly Day

If you’re anything like us, this first day of true fall weather may have just pushed you onto another plane, fashion wise.  After a long summer of crop tops, tank tops, flip flops and other flimsy whatnots – finally – It Has … Continue reading

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Wine at the Crossroads

One of the questions I get asked most often is how I pick wines for first vine.  Everyone seems to want to romanticize the process, thinking of me wandering the French countryside and happening on great wines by chance. You … Continue reading

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