Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz

by Nannette Eaton on May 15, 2018

Another year and still no invitation to the Cannes Film Festival? Soupir. Join the club. Or better yet, fire up the Nextflix and craft a delicious Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz.

Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz

1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
1 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
.5 oz freshly squeezed lime (approximately half a lime)
3 wedges of fresh lime
2 oz chilled Perrier

Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose vodka and St-Germain. Then squeeze fresh lime and discard. Top with chilled soda water. Stir and garnish with fresh lime wedges and a Grey Goose stirrer.

Photo credit: Images by Michael Kovac and courtesy of Grey Goose ©2018

Creamy Mac-n-Cheese with Crispy Prosciutto

by Nannette Eaton on May 5, 2018

Nothing is more comforting than macaroni and cheese. Making it on the stovetop makes it quicker, and there is less cleanup involved than baked mac-n-cheese, and adding the prosciutto, brie and green onion amp up the flavor, and make classic macaroni and cheese “fancy.” The dish works equally well as a quick casual family meal during the weekday or for weekend entertaining — because really, who doesn’t love a creamy, cheesey bowl of love in the form of mac-and-cheese?

Creamy Mac-n-Cheese with Crispy Prosciutto 600
Creamy Mac-n-Cheese with Crispy Prosciutto
1 pound elbow pasta
1½ cups whole milk
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped brie
½ teaspoon salt
6 slices prosciutto
3 stalks chopped green onion

Cook pasta in 5 quarts of salted water until tender.

Fry prosciutto in skillet until crispy. Crumble into small pieces.

Shred cheddar.

Chop brie. (You can trim the rind if you chose, I like to add the rind to give a dusky rich depth to the sauce.)

Chop green onion.

In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat and add flour, stir the roux for a full minute to cook the flour taste out, but don’t allow the mixture to brown.  Add the milk slowly into the roux until all the milk is incorporated. Add ½ teaspoon salt. Add the cheeses and stir until melted and glossy.

Add half the prosciutto and half the green onions. Stir until the add-ins are mixed, then pour into bowls and garnish with the remaining prosciutto and onions. Enjoy.

Photo credit: Nannette Eaton for Wine Harlots ©2018

Rooftops & Love Songs

by Nannette Eaton on May 4, 2018

“It was a time I slept in many rooms, called myself by many names. I wandered through the quarters of the city like alluvium wanders the river banks. I knew every kind of joy, ascents of every hue. Mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was a world of rooftops and love songs.” ― Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Photo credit: Nannette Eaton for Wine Harlots ©2018
Cathedral of Saint-Louis in Blois, France.

 

Happy Halloween from the Wine Harlots

by Nannette Eaton on October 31, 2017

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker — trick or treat for adults!

Photo credit: Nannette Eaton for Wine Harlots ©2017

“No-one expects much from a wino…”

“No-one expects much from a wino…”   #GirlWithACorkscrew #GirlWithAWineTattoo #GirlWhoKnockedOverAWineBottle Photo credit: Nannette Eaton for Wine Harlots ©2017  

Read the full article →

This is Not Food Photography

bright yellow lemons and green leaves on black backbround

A few years ago, Rain Creative Labs started a proof of concept project to showcase their graphic imaging capability with a tumbler named This Is Not Food Photography. The idea was to create food still-lives stitched together other photos to create the image. The original idea was to create several hundred images, but after a […]

Read the full article →

Time is More Complex Near the Sea…

san francisco bay shoreline at emeryville rocks and waves closeup shore

“Time is more complex near the sea than in any other place, for in addition to the circling of the sun and the turning of the seasons, the waves beat out the passage of time on the rocks and the tides rise and fall as a great clepsydra.” ― John Steinbeck, Tortilla Flat

Read the full article →

Star Wars Wine Bottle Stopper

star wars wine bottle stopper darth vader stormtroopers death star

“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…” — Obi-Wan Kenobi No Jedi mind-tricks here. Perhaps we may employ Wine Harlot mind-tricks, but we promise to use our palate for good, not evil. We may not have a lot of leftover wine, but we do love to make a statement, and getting or gifting a Star Wars Wine Bottle […]

Read the full article →

Villa Maria Twitter Tasting November 16, 2016

Thumbnail image for Villa Maria Twitter Tasting November 16, 2016

SPONSORED POST As the days grow shorter, the air gets a crispness that signifies the change from autumn into the holiday season, and our thoughts gravitate to our holiday celebrations — Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years — what to cook and what wines to pair with the feasts and family. Join Villa Maria on Twitter […]

Read the full article →

Dirty + Rowdy at 18 Reasons

Thumbnail image for Dirty + Rowdy at 18 Reasons

Now this is how to throw a winemaker dinner. And this how to make wine. Last night in the Mission at 18 Reasons, Dirty and Rowdy held their annual chicken dinner, and what a playful and irreverent evening it was. It started with a (very) welcome glass of sparkling which was paired with a retro-cool […]

Read the full article →