Hot Weather = Chilled Wine

Hot Weather = Chilled Wine

By Bob Lipinski Summer is upon us in full force. The surf and sun beckon while lazy days lounging poolside or swinging in a hammock entice us away from daily chores. Seeking relief from those hot summer days can indeed be a tedious, tiresome task. Chilled wines not...
Wine & Bacon: What a Combination!

Wine & Bacon: What a Combination!

By Bob Lipinski There are few greater aromas in the world than the smell of bacon sizzling in a frying pan. In fact, bacon’s mystical “sizzling sound” is reminiscent of the pattering of rain striking the ground. Bacon in one form or another is made throughout the...
Tuscan-Style Green Beans with Pancetta

Tuscan-Style Green Beans with Pancetta

By Bob Lipinski As the weather cools, I like to cook beans, any type, for that soothing, comfort feeling inside. I like green beans because they are easy to cook, remain green, are crunchy and very versatile. Below is one of my favorite easy-to-make green bean dishes....
Farfalle with Uncooked Tomato Sauce

Farfalle with Uncooked Tomato Sauce

By Bob Lipinski Absolutely one of my favorite summertime cold pasta dishes! Ingredients 1 pound farfalle, cooked al dente 1 teaspoon olive oil 8 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2-1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes, quartered lengthwise into wedges (smaller if necessary), then cut...
Prosecco… Italy’s Most Popular Sparkling Wine

Prosecco… Italy’s Most Popular Sparkling Wine

By Bob Lipinski Prosecco is both the name of a grape and a sparkling wine that originates in Italy’s northeast regions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto. Prosecco is known locally in these regions as Glera. The Prosecco grape is thin-skinned with high acid and is...