La Rambla Restaurant...

I haven’t posted in a while, but I’m ready now.  And what a great restaurant to start off with, La Ramble a Spanish Cuisine right in downtown McMinnville.  It’s the perfect place to grab a fancy lunch before drinking a few more local Pinots. We started out with a cheese...

Wine and Stinky Cheese Mar12

Wine and Stinky Chee...

We love fine cheeses with a baguette. Until recently we purchased most of our gourmet type cheese at Trader Joes. We still get rachlette cheese, feta and nacho cheddar from Traders, but here in Portland there are so many great local groceries with unique artisan cheeses that we love venturing...

Salt Wine and Chocolate Feb18

Salt Wine and Chocol...

When Lesley and Jane (visiting from SB) said we were going to a “salt block” cooking class last night, I had no idea what to expect.  I was blown away.  Mainly with the passion and knowledge of Mark Bitterman, who titles himself as a Selmelier (salt expert), sharing his love of...