Monthly Archive: July 2017

July Wine and Food Pairing – Bolognese Sauce

From Our Table to Yours-Mangia Probably the first red wine that you drank was in an Italian restaurant, because it goes well with tomato-based dishes and those from the North of Italy. Recipe By:Chef John “This Bolognese sauce is dedicated to the late, great Marcella Hazan. She was considered the Julia Child of Italian food, and at a time when most Americans thought ‘Bolognese’ was spaghetti sauce …

Discover the Amalfi Coast

Discover the Amalfi coast with its wines, lemons, colors, tastes and amazing natural beauty. Let’s begin knowing we have a private driver and the comfort of time, a full day to explore, sip, nosh and saunter for photo-taking! We have come to see why this fabled land is known best for its local wines and gourmet foods.   With vivid imagination we discover ourselves leisurely wandering …

July Wine Tasting – Costa D’Almalfi

  Marisa Cuomo “FURORE” Rosso Costa D’amalfiFrom Italy Winery Notes – “Vinification technique: The hand-picked grapes are brought into the cellar whole and, after being destemmed and crushed they undergo fermentation with maceration for 12 days, followed… More Info: 2015 Marisa Cuomo “FURORE” Rosso Costa D’amalfi – $21.95   Reale Tramonti Costa d’Amalfi Getis Rose A blend of Per e Palummo (Piedirosso) and Tinter. Blood …

July Birth flower – Larkspur a complicated symbol

Providing tall, early season color in the spring landscape the larkspur is lovely in various shades of sunsets. Thought to symbolize good luck and laughter it belongs to the buttercup family – Ranunculaceae. Such is some love, gorgeous but deadly! Serious, the method of toxicity is identified as neuro-muscular paralysis, leading to respiratory failure, bloat and often death. All parts of all larkspur species are …

July Ruby – Fiery Brillance

Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality. Emerson recognized that like a perfect red rose, the ruby’s rich color bespoke of love and passion. …

Independence Day

Americans are united by the summertime tradition surrounding Independence Day. Festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to family gatherings and barbecues are marked on calendars to indicate America’s birthday . In large and small towns alike families gather on either side of main street with their woven lawn chairs while children, with hands sticky from lemonade, perch on the curbs in heightened anticipation waiting for the …