Month: December 2015

Pan Roasted Tri Tip

This simple recipe combines pan frying and oven roasting. The result is a tasty centerpiece for a winter meal. The dish goes well with polenta and Taft Street 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Serves six INGREDIENTS: 2 ½ pound tri tip of beef ¾ cup brown sugar ½ cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup water …

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Let it Chill

Major blasts of cold air (for California) have presented themselves over the past week, bringing concern to citrus growers; however vineyards have been largely unaffected as most vines are dormant for the winter. There has been a bit of rain but nowhere near what it would take to get us out of our severe drought …

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