Archive for the Food & Nutrition Category

The Brass Tap…Vacaville

  Looking for a place to have a glass of a craft beer, maybe a glass of wine, and some food…all while watching the game or listening to music? Check out The Brass Tap in Vacaville. Located at 783 Orange Drive, in Vacaville. Maybe we’ll see you

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Sugar Cookies

In case you’re looking for an awesome sugar cookie recipe, complete with frosting…check out this one! by Wendy VanHatten SUGAR COOKIES 2 Cups Butter 3 Cups Sugar 4 Eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 8 T cold milk + 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 8 cups flour

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Chicken Apple Salad

Try this refreshing salad as we head into fall… by Wendy VanHatten 1 package assorted chicken breasts, thighs, and drumsticks (about 3 1/2 pounds) 1 bay leaf 1 1/2 cups cored, diced apples 1 cup chopped pecans 3/4 cup diced celery 3/4 cup diced onion 3/4 cup mayonnaise-type salad

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Are You Suffering From Chronic Pain?


FOODS TO AVOID AND FOODS TO ENJOY Many Americans today are in a place where suffering with pain is their way of life. This just may be the most widely accepted condition under the premise of “getting old.” According to a study in the American Institute of

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Riesling Wines

      Riesling Wine…What’s Not to Like by Wendy VanHatten If you think all Riesling wine is sweet…you haven’t tasted Riesling from the Finger Lakes region of New York or from Austria. The Riesling grape originated in Germany where the highest concentration of plantings still exists.

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Removing Red Wine Stains

If you drink red wine, at some point you’re going to have a spill…on your white shirt, on the carpet, or on the tablecloth. What do you do? For the carpet: Blot as much of the stain as you can with a paper towel when it first

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Corn Cakes Recipe

                          Since corn is in season, try this alternative to eating corn on the cob.     Corn Cakes Recipe 2 cups corn; cooked and cut off the cob ¾ cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, gouda,

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Cooking with Local Ingredients

Backdoor Bistro, Vacaville, CA

Good for You and the Community Using fresh, local ingredients when cooking is easier than you might think. At Backdoor Bistro I made a commitment to use as much local produce and local meats as we possibly can. I did this for several reasons. Using locally sourced

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup and Alsace Pinot Gris by Wendy VanHatten Acidity and a silky body are great matches for onions and cheesy broth What better combination than a steaming bowl of French Onion soup paired with a crisp dry white wine. French Onion soup takes a little

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Mushrooms and Wine

Food Pairings by Wendy VanHatten Serving mushrooms tonight? Wondering about the right wines to serve? Take a minute to look at the other ingredients and how you’re cooking your mushrooms. Then, think about wines to match. One chef in Oregon tells us the Oregon pinot noir wines

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