Monthly Archives: December 2014

Harvest Green Beans

This recipe for Harvest Green Beans is healthy but also full of flavor.  Harvest Green Beans 1 lb. green beans 1/2 med. onion, finely minced 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1/3 c beef stock 1/3 c dried cranberries 1/4 c pecan halves 1/4 c fresh squeezed orange juice 1 T brown sugar Heat 1 T olive oil in a heavy… (more…)

Buddha Hand Marmalade – What a Special Treat!

I was recently at Whole Foods and noticed they had Buddha Hand’s in stock.  This exotic fruit is very interesting in that there is no fruit – just the peel!  Buddha Hand is used in Asia as a natural air freshener.  So, with the purchase of one, I am off to make Buddha Hand Marmalade!! Buddha Hand Marmalade peel (zest)… (more…)

Looking for Something Special for New Year’s? Try Caymus 2012 40th Anniversary Cab

We ran across this hidden jewel recently and decided to give it a try.  Caymus is celebrating its 40 anniversary in the wine business with this delicious cab.  The color is a deep, dark purple – almost black with flavors of lush, juicy black cherry, blackberry, and plum.  I detected chocolate and a bit of coffee on the mid-palate and… (more…)