Category Archives: Home Entertainment

HINTing At Refreshment: A Delightful Summer Cocktail Recipe

Here’s something I bet you never expected: Sometimes, I actually take a pass on wine. Really. It’s true! This past weekend, for example, when summer turned up the heat and humidity on us, even a cool, crisp, acidic white or … Continue reading

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Enter Spring: Your Wine Selections For The Mild Season

If faced with the question “Which do I look forward to more: the arrival of spring or opening a great bottle of wine?”, I would sense a touch of playful rhetoric from the questioner. Choosing between two of the most … Continue reading

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The Recipe That Saved Thanksgiving: Last-Minute Biscuits

It’s down to the wire for all of us who are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. If you’ve been down this road before, you know the factors that can lead to last-minute cooking mishaps (something gets burned or otherwise ruined … Continue reading

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Summer In A Bottle: The Right Wines to Drink During Grill Season

This past Memorial Day, Deb and I personally assembled our brand-new backyard gas grill, and have since been working our way through the first tank-full of propane. As we slip into mid-summer, we have much to report on the grilled … Continue reading

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Murray’s After Dark: My Cheese-Filled Adventure at the Expanded Murray’s on Bleecker

Through our Base Hits to Better Health℠ series, Goldie’s Table Matters educates people to eat healthfully. This is no easy feat in an era of slick marketers and self-help gurus who’ve charmed us into believing their ridiculous claims of instant … Continue reading

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It’s Easy Bean Green: A Serious Seasonal Salad

At any given time of the mild season, there are specific flavors and textures that converge to create practical home meals with real dimension, and nutrition to match. Goldie’s late spring concoction makes my mouth water just at the thought … Continue reading

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So Simple, So Scrumptious, So Spanish!

Having spent most of my life around food, and always dabbling in the kitchen, my “simple decadence” repertoire has grown worthy of cataloging. The “simple” part refers to ingredients that need little or no prep. The “decadence” part is self-explanatory. … Continue reading

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The Taste of Romance

The last time I was in a restaurant on Valentine’s Day was when I owned one. That was the 90s, and Goldie’s by the Bridge always put out a sweet spread for our guests— a lover’s feast, if you will. … Continue reading

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Old-World vs New-World: Syrah Showdown

Pairing wine and food is a rewarding way to discover personal palate preferences. With a focus on palate in mind, we decided to have a little fun with our continual old-world / new-world war by turning a celebratory duck dinner … Continue reading

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Chocoholics Rejoice!!

Chocolate: It’s good for you! Often, when we think of chocolate, we think of pleasure, desire, decadence, and deliciousness. Still, we fail to indulge, resisting what we feel is the guilt of consuming “wasted calories” and a product that might … Continue reading

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