appetizer

Adventures in Eating: Vegetarian Burritos

It seems like everybody I know is on a diet. Now that bath­ing suit weather is here, I’ve lost my “In and Out Burger Buddies”. The friends who once accompa­nied me to every juicy burger joint in town are now either at the gym, or guzzling Slim Fast like it’s go­ing out of style. Don’t… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Georgian Beet Appetizer

This is P.K., Sr. writing this month. I just pulled rank on Rosemarie and asked her for the recipe portion of this column, requesting that I do the pream­ble. The reason: She is a creative food wiz­ard, and her wizardry deserves this ac­colade. For my birthday, she decided to treat me, our daughter, and son-in-law, to… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Hot Artichoke Cheese Dip

For several years in a row, usually dur­ing the Fourth of July weekend, Paul and I hold an annual garden party for 70-80 friends. We did not indulge in fancy waitresses preparing appetizers and walking around, tray in hand, while you balanced a glass of wine with one hand and tried to grace­fully pop a morsel… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Mom’s Green Olive Appetizer

I bring you a flavor from my childhood days this month. Every summer, my mother and father managed to find someone with a green olive tree. Friends would gather, and a large burlap sack full of freshly picked green olives would find itself in our backyard. A hammer, rubber gloves, and a chop­ping board was… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Ham Mousse Hors d’Oeuvre Mold

Being a part of a family-owned busi­ness may have its mushy side, but then something like Weezie Mott happens to you. Ms. Mott is a teacher by profession and a coveted member of the Wine of the Month Club. Her background is in the biological sciences, but her love and ex­pertise extends into running a… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Aurora Pepi’s Appetizer

Imagine waking up each morning on 70 acres of fertile vineyard, bordered by the Napa River, one mile south of Oak­ville in Napa Valley. That is the place where Rob­ert and Aurora Pepi call home. Their “home” is chateau-like, built in stone and oak to match their all stone winery next door. The Pepis purchased this… read more »