California Wine Country 2009 – Dry Creek – Day Three

On day three we planned to start at the southern end of Dry Creek Valley and work our way north. This would allow us to visit most of the other wineries we had planned on while ending up close to our hotel. We were able to hit all of the wineries on our list, while discovering new favorites that were previously unknown to us.

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Wisconsin State Fair

Wisconsin State Fair Food – for your viewing pleasure, a photo tour of a sampling of the food stands I encountered on my way from the entrance of the fair to the location to buy the famous Wisconsin State Fair Cream Puff.

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California Wine Country 2009 – Dry Creek – Day Two

One of the reasons that we were interested in headquartering our visit in the Dry Creek area was because you literally can’t turn around without encountering an interesting, Zinfandel-producing winery. This certainly proved to be true on this day.

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Farro and Arugula Salad with Flank Steak

Farro is not one of those ingredients that most people have laying around in their kitchens. That’s a pity. It has become a staple in my house due to its versitility, texture, flavor and health benefits.

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Grilled Asparagus Milanese

Spring brings asparagus season, and asparagus just screams for two of my favorite ways to prepare food… grilled, and with an egg on top.

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White Bean and Ramp Soup

I may have mentioned a time or two how much I like ramps. As it is now high ramp season, much of what I am cooking has a ramp component to it in one way or another.

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