Month: August 2010

Cool Summer Days

It’s official. This July was the coolest in the past thirty years in Sonoma County. Coupled with a decidedly cool May and June, we are headed for a very strange year. Although the grapes look good there is no indication of veraison (that point in the growing season when ripening grapes begin to soften and …

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BLT – Taft Street Style

With tomato season approaching, it’s time to bring out one of our favorite appetizers – a mini BLT, substituting fresh basil for the lettuce. Makes 24 Ingredients 12 roma tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, finely diced 1 shallot, finely diced 3 slices bacon, cut in 2 inch pieces 12 small to medium fresh basil leaves Olive …

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