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Brian Wing on December 22nd, 2013

After the first attempt at making pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving turned out great, I thought I’d try and do it better.

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Brian Wing on December 21st, 2013

2012 Screen Door Cellars, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The first release of this new winery. Check it out.

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Brian Wing on November 24th, 2013

Pumpkin Pie

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Brian Wing on October 9th, 2012

We had the good fortune to finally get down to the California Central Coast wine grape growing region this year and spent an awesome day in Los Olivos, tasting through some of the area’s best.  While we were visiting all of the local spots, we asked around with some of the locals as to where […]

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Brian Wing on October 2nd, 2012

Lovely tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden, good mozzarella, balsamic vinegar with extra virgin olive oil from our last vacation (Bella Cavalli Farms www.bellacavallifarms.com)

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Brian Wing on May 13th, 2012

Hanging out at wineries and barbecuing!   BBQ at Sonoma-Cutrer

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Brian Wing on December 23rd, 2011

NorcalWingman has a revelation on how to season a Christmas Prime Rib. Some tips and anecdotes on holiday cooking and how to deal with extended family.

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Brian Wing on December 4th, 2011

Wow, I can’t recall the last time I felt motivation to get some new content up on this blog.  However, today while sitting around, enjoying winter brews and football, smelling the ribs I have cooking in the oven, I felt a tug at my creative heartstrings. I got an extra pumpkin this year when we […]

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Brian Wing on February 20th, 2011

Two and a half years ago I made my first batch, it was worth a third place.  Although the results were clearly rigged (I have no real proof, but have a hunch) I probably had the best standard chili.  The second place chili was more of a spicy seafood chowder and the first place chili […]

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Brian Wing on February 14th, 2011

Obviously the big V-Day is a very important day in the annual cycle of days, and is especially crucial to maintaining happiness around the home.  All this aside, it’s another good day and excuse to open a really good bottle of wine and cook some decent grub to boot! Now I know that it may […]

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