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Chardonnay is the most popular wine

Time to focus on a favorite. Chardonnay is the number one selling white wine varietal in the world. And the chardonnay grape itself contributes to its popularity. “Chardonnay is the most widely planted white grape in the world,” says Jim Sperk, of the Northern Ohio Wine Guild. “It’s a relatively low-maintenance vine that adapts well...

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A reflection of Amarone

Last month we discovered Amarone wine of the Valpolicella region in Verona, Italy. This month, Jim Sperk, of the Northern Ohio Wine Guild, wants to stay in the family and introduce us to what is often referred to Amarone’s “little brother,” Ripasso wine from the same region. “Ripasso is made from most of the same grapes as Amarone,”...

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Here’s what’s on tap for the season at Blue Heron Brewery

The most pleasant autumn view of colorful Austin Badger Park may be from within the shelter of the cozy heated outdoor igloos on the patio at Blue Heron Brewery, opines Ben Erjavec, chef and co-owner. “By popular demand we now have 10 igloos, which seat up to 8 people on comfortable lounge furniture and offer full bar and dining service,”...

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The Starving Chef Recipe: Cobwebbed Cauliflower

Spooky season is upon us, which means my kitchen looks more like a haunted house than a place to cook dinner. Cobwebbed Cauliflower Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 15-30 minutesMakes: 4 servings Ingredients 16 oz. white, yellow, purple & green cauliflower, cut into florets2 T olive oil6 cloves black garlic, roughly...

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Miles Farmers Market is all about offering the best bounty fall has to offer

As summer fades to fall, we start to crave comfort foods. At Miles Farmers Market, the store is packed with autumn faves, including all things apple—from Dutch apple pies to apple-stuffed sausages, apple and sage-stuffed pork chops, gallons of apple cider, and apple fritters on the weekends. In the fruit bins, you will find more...

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