First up is Susie Middleton with her new book “Fresh From the Farm”
Part cookbook, part memoir, Fresh from the Farm chronicles a year of Susie Middleton’s life on her farm as she nurtures both her seedlings and her soul, weathers life as a farmer, and creates 125 simple recipes that celebrate cooking with the seasons. The fresh, accessible recipes developed by Susie, former editor in chief of Fine Cooking magazine and author of the best-selling Fast, Fresh & Green, pay homage to the vegetables and fruit she harvests on her rural farm and sells at her farm stand. Woven throughout the tantalizing recipes and luscious photos of food and farm life is Susie’s witty, engaging story of trading in her corporate life for something more meaningful, simple, and satisfying.
Valuable tips for both cooks and aspiring market gardeners are peppered throughout the book, and design ideas for four projects will inspire would-be backyard farmers. Fresh from the Farm is for anyone who enjoys cooking with fresh ingredients and eating seasonally—or anyone who wants to indulge their inner farmer.
I’ll also be talking to Steve Warner, President of the Washington State Wine Commission. March is Washington Wine Month and culminates with one of the biggest wine events in the Pacific Northwest; “Taste Washington” March 29-30, 2014. Well tell you all about this event and the latest and greatest from Washington Wine Country. www.tastewashington.org
I will be broadcasting LIVE from Taste Washington on Saturday March 30th with interviews from some of the top wine producers in the Columbia Valley!
Joining me for the wine of the week is Deborah Culverhouse from Hedges Family winery to talk about this weeks Red Mountain Syrah and the winery that made Red Mountain famous!
Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2010 Hedges Red Mountain Syrah, Cuvee Marcel Dupont
An homage to the French side of the Hedges clan, co-owner of the famed Red Mountain winery Anne-Marie Hedges, nee Liegeois, named this Syrah for her grandfather Marcel Dupont, a Chevalier du Tastevin. The fruit comes mostly from the Les Gosses Vineyard on Red Mountain again this vintage. Aged in a combination of new and used French, Hungarian and American oak, the 2010 has an intense perfume of savory herbs, bacon fat, cigar box and anise all of which carry over to the palate, which has textured black fruit and accents of smoke and white pepper. Finishes long and balanced, the cool 2010 vintage provided the fruit with wonderful strucutre. This should age nicely in the near term.
Wichita’s Jacob Liqour Exchange on North Rock Road and 29th Street will be featuring my weekly wine picks as well as many other labels from Washington to celebrate Washington Wine Month. www.jacobliquor.com These wines will be available for FREE in-store tasting!