“We don’t say a dish is spicy — we say it has pepper.” The recipe writer Yewande Komolafe, who grew up in Lagos and found herself searching for the heat and flavor of Nigerian food in New York, chooses the dishes that define the cuisine for her.
Are you looking for that special recipe for Memorial Day? Check out the recipes below. The last recipe is for a Sangria that I really enjoy!
Russell’s Blue Cheese-Zinfandel Burgers
2 lb ground beef
1 c bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 c McNab Ridge Winery’s 2004 Zinfandel or other dry red wine
2 T Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce
1 t garlic powder
1 t ground black pepper
1. Mix all ingredients together lightly. If the mixture seems too wet, add more crumbs; if it seems too dry, add more wine.
2. Form into 4 or 5 patties.
3. Grill the burgers to desired doneness, and serve on toasted buns.
4. Offer a choice of toppings, including crumbled blue cheese, avocado wedges, onion slices, lettuce, and tomatoes.
Of course, serve with a glass or two of the same wine.
Mother’s Day is important for mothers, grandmothers and step-mothers. Over the years I have written about Mother’s Day ideas. Many of the blogs are about recipes that you can create to show someone special that you really care. However some of the blogs are about visiting a winery with your mom or possible gift ideas.
In one blog I wrote: “For those who live hours away perhaps on the opposite coast, other wine related ideas include sending a gift basket with a bottle of wine, a box of candy with chocolate filled with wine/Port, or perhaps something as simple as a wine bottle opener that is easy to use.
Mothers who enjoy spending time in the kitchen may like a special olive oil. Some olive oils are available with an infusion of fruit.”
Check out some of these Mother’s Day blogs on the Wine …
This year celebrate Mother’s Day by spending some time in the kitchen to create a tasty dish for your special Mother. Wine Trail Traveler offers an assortment of recipes but also has specific recipe suggestions for Mother’s Day.
Below we have added a recipe from Ocean Mist Farms for Instant Pot Lemon and Herb White Wine Artichokes. If your Mom enjoys artichokes try this recipe out.
If you don’t live close enough to cook for your special Mother, be sure to give her a call this Mother’s Day.
Instant Pot Lemon and Herb White Wine Artichokes
1/2 c white wine
2 thyme sprigs
2 rosemary sprigs
1/2 stick of butter
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp minced thyme
1/2 tsp minced rosemary
Cut the top one third of artichokes off and trim bottom stem flush …