Dinner doesn't always need to be super fancy, and sometimes you just can't beat a big ol' bowl of chicken wings. At the same time, it would be rude not to do those wings justice. So with this homemade pineapple, chili & ginger glaze, you will certainly be doing your wings proud. Oh and no doubt a bottle of ‘Curator’ Resiling will go down a treat! Now, who wants some Pineapple Chicken........
This simple anchovy steak sauce is one that we use regularly in the house. What's even better is it's not just a steak sauce! Imagine (or do have it!) drizzled over tomatoes, used on top of bruschetta or over some pulled lamb and polenta - recipe coming soon!! It's quick to make and adds BAGS of flavour to many dishes.
By now you have probably guessed I'm partial to a glass of wine or two! Yes, I do drink other drinks but wine with dinner after a day of parenting is, well ESSENTIAL!! I have visited many wineries and am part of quite a few wine clubs, and along with visiting local independent bottle shops, I pick up some GREAT bargains online. A good chunk of those come from winedirect.com.au and my mate Dan who is the business development manager there!
What's dinner without wine? Well, it's technically still dinner but it defo ain't as good a dinner ;) This mighty chicken caesar sandwich deserves an equally good wine to sip (before), with (and after) it. I've chosen a Santa & D'Sas Chardonnay from the Yarra Valley for this one. Rated highly by Mr Halliday, this delicious drop is at a great price at winedirect.com.au.
It wouldn't be dinner without a nice glass of wine to accompany this delicious duck & orange sauce dish. Once again, my boy, Dan has come up trumps...a little election joke, with this delicious Curtis Family Limited Series 2016 Grenache.
No steak dinner would be complete without a nice big juicy red wine. Luckily for you and me, one of my good mates (Dan) works at winedirect.com.au and has hooked me up once again with a cracker. Is there anything this chap can't do - wine wise that is. There is a list WAY too long on other things.
Where would we be eating delicious teriyaki salmon toast with family/friends without a good wine to accompany it. This dish screams drinks and snacks amongst friends and for me, Rosé wine does that too!
This week we sipped on not one, not two but three bottles of Mr Riggs Montepulciano wine. Mr Riggs is a James Halliday 5 star rated winery which is a pretty amazing achievement in itself. You know when you crack open any wine from these guys we are talking about a glass of seriously good wine and this one didn't disappoint either!
Right, we need two bottles of wine for this recipe. One to cook with and one to drink. They say that you should only cook with what you drink but in my opinion, I defo don't use what I drink to cook. Granted, if I was in a high-end restaurant, I'd probably be refining my cooking a lot more but the truth is I ain't so let's focus on the drinking wine.
Avid readers of my site (hey Mum & Dad) might remember me talking about the Picardy Pinot Noir recently and how awesomely good it is. Well, luckily for me I also have two bottles of their Chardy. Hot damn is this magical! After tasting the Pinot I got my boy Dan to send me over some of the Chardy too. Now my already bulging wine cellar is screaming out for six more!