WineCountry Staff: October 2009 Archives

Michelin Guide 2010: French Laundry Tops Again

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FrenchLaundry3.jpgMichelin's 2010 San Francisco Bay & Wine Country Guide is being released today. Not surprisingly, the French Laundry in Yountville earned three stars for the fourth consecutive year.  Three stars denote "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey" and I'm sure anyone that has dined at the French Laundry would agree. 

Of course, other restaurants around Napa and Sonoma Wine Country boast fabulous food as well and were recognized with two stars "excellent cuisine, worth a detour" or one star "a very good restaurant in this category". Take a look at the list below.

Halloween Treats

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Trick or Treat? Well, treats of course! Whether you have kids or your a kid at heart, we have some fun recipes for you! So, set aside that store bought candy and get ready to taste some really wicked treats! Just click below to get your spook-tacular Halloween underway!

Chocolate Candy Corn Truffles
"Dark chocolate and bitter orange offset the sweetness of candy corn in these fun but fancy truffles."

Double-Chocolate Caramel Apples
"Indulge in the ultimate chocoholic experience by dipping the caramel apples in both semisweet and bittersweet chocolate."

Pumpkin Patch Cakes
"Petite pumpkin-shaped cakes. Dust with confectioners' sugar, finish them with colorful frostings, or pipe on smiling or scary jack-o'-lantern faces."

Caramel-Dipped Apples
"Delicious caramel apples...decorate with toffee bits, mini M&Ms, candy sprinkles, etc."

What's your favorite treat to make for Halloween?

Mexican Souffle & Guacamole

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Submitted by Avalon B&B

This breakfast recipe is one of our most popular!  It is as easy to prepare as it is delicious.  We serve it with homemade guacamole, pico de gallo and homemade baked tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Mexican Souffle

Ingredients
  • 7 oz can of Ortega green chilies (whole or chopped)
  • 1 ½ cup Jack cheese, grated
  • 1 ½ cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 small clove of fresh garlic)
  • 1 tsp cilantro, fresh or dried
  • 1 tsp oregano, fresh or dried or ground
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp ground pepper


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