Blood Orange Margarita

Maralyn and I love blood oranges, Patron and Mexico. I will be heading to Baja next week to explore a few rustic vineyards and farms. Here is a bloody good cocktail for a happy Halloween made with Patron Silver. The recipe below is courtesy of the Patron site credited below the photo. INGREDIENTS 1 serving2...

The 23 Coolest Restaurant Trends We Spotted In 2016 | Bon Appetite

Maralyn and I enjoy keeping up with  current creative food trends. A favorite magazine for menu and restaurant trends is Flavor & The Menu. My daughter, Robin Schempp,| writes for this culinary specialty publication. Her article for the current issue is on food we crave. Cheese. Robin explains the other...

Bruce Hilliard Vineyard and Winery in the Santa Rita Hills near Santa Barbara

Spending a sunny Saturday learning, sipping fine wine, and tasting terrific grilled cuisine is my kind of late summer day. Back at the Bruce Hilliard Vineyard and Winery, a large group of wine enthusiasts learned how the 1,220 acres of sandy soil along the highway 246 corridor produces rich and savory...

Vineyard Style Magazine: Cuisine Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Coffee Beetlebung Restaurant and Bar in Oak Bluffs Has It All

I was once one of the lucky ones who spent a summer in Oaks Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. Beetlebung wasn’t there yet, only a small ice cream shop For those who are heading to the Vineyard, or have tasted Chef Danny Finger’s culinary creations,  I highly recommend Beetlebung Restaurant.  I will be back on...

Kicking off the Santa Rita Hills Wine and Fire Festival on August 5th

The Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance pulled out all the corks for an enchanted evening under the setting sun and bright stars. A record crowd of food and wine lovers enjoyed unique varieties of world class wines and wood grilled cuisine. A warm sunny welcome to Hilliard Bruce Vineyard and Winery in Lompoc,...

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