For some reason I am extra loving couscous this summer… Couscous is traditionally a North African product made from crushed durum or semolina wheat, rolled into pellets by hand and steamed in a special steamer called a couscoussiere. I once had the unforgettable experience of watching the eminent Paula Wolfert hand roll couscous in the … More Considering Couscous
Ahh wine country in the summer. Not a bad spot to escape from the rat race for a few days, and for me it’s especially nice that I don’t even have to get on a plane! Here are a few of our regular stops around here: * Wine tasting of course is the main … More Unwinding upvalley (Napa that is)
We zip through Napa Valley, sunroof wide open, as the highway narrows to a smooth two lanes, bypassing the toniest wineries, the Oakwood grocery, the subtle turnoff to Yountville (hi French Laundry!), wave to the passing wine train!, slow to a crawl through sweet fancy St. Helena, then off again past the imposing CIA at Greystone … More Hello Calistoga!