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A Table with a View

Forget what I said earlier about not finding any good food in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  I take it back!  After a couple of stumbles, we discovered some gems.
Perhaps the most memorable, so far, is an outdoor restaurant that sits on the highest point in Chateauneuf-du-Pape called Le Verger Des Papes.  The charming eatery is nestled into the […]

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It’s All About the Wine Here

It’s not about the food in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  The wine rules.  Granted, we’re early into the trip, but so far, the food is nothing to write home about.  So, let’s talk wine.
These wines are big and adventurous—a bit unruly and that can be a good thing.  Dark cherry, blueberries, juniper and licorice – earthy with lots of layers of flavor.  They’re […]

chocolate peanut butter pie

The OMG Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

There’s something decadently delicious about the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  I’ve tried a number of desserts over the years that try to duplicate the magic of Reeses Peanut Buttercups but haven’t found any that hit the mark…until now.
I spotted a recipe in Bon Appetit for a peanut butter pie—the inspiration started there. What […]

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