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    Posted on November 30th, 2016

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    Dec 3 – This Week’s Show

    Always enjoy this time of year and sharing some of my favorite food and wine gift ideas for Christmas.

    Today my guest is long time friend and Master Cheese Crafter Paula Lambert, owner and BIG cheese of Mozzarella Cheese Company in Dallas Texas.

    Paula Lambert

    Paula Lambert

    Paula Lambert fell in love with fresh mozzarella in Italy and decided to bring the art of cheese making home to Texas. Since 1982, her tiny downtown factory in Dallas has made award-winning cheeses the old- fashioned way – by hand. Using fresh milk and the finest Texas ingredients, Paula and her staff consistently produce cheeses that grace the pages of gourmet magazines and delight the taste buds of cheese lovers across the country.

    Although the Mozzarella Company now produces almost 200,000 pounds of cheese a year and more than thirty different products, including a blue cheese, butter and a torta of mascarpone layered with pecan pralines, one thing still hasn’t changed: Each and every cheese is made completely by hand.

    “Our cheesemakers practice the art of cheese making to ensure that every bite exceeds your expectations. Our cheeses are all made completely by hand following centuries-old recipes, using the freshest ingredients.”

    If you are looking for a great gift idea this would be a top choice.  The Mozzarella Cheese Company has put together a number for special gift packages and they are all tasty.  Check out some of the offers and get on the email list for future specials.  www.mozzco.com

    Follow @PaulaLambert on Twitter and also on Face Book.

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    Something Cool with Paula’s Cheese

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    Posted on November 21st, 2016

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    Nov 26 – The Kitchen Place

    Long time sponsor “The Kitchen Place” has moved to the Design District on East Douglas and is bigger and better than ever.

    My guest this week is Pat Long, Designer/Owner of The Kitchen Place

    Miele LogoWe’ll tell you all about the history of this amazing store, the people that make it happen, and talk about the latest technology that is on display at the new location.  The highlight for me was touring the all new demonstration kitchen.  This is the biggest and best Miele equipped kitchen in the Midwest and has not only the latest technology but some of the new and innovative cabinetry, counter tops, sinks and more!

    3234 E Douglas
    Wichita, Kansas
    The-Kitchen Place, Inc
    Call (316) 682-2268
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    The Kitchen Place

    Pat Lang says: “For over 70 Years we have successfully exceeded the clients expectations in constructing high quality Kitchen and Bath projects. Our main focus is supporting your family’s lifestyle, creating a space that welcomes you. Innovative design, the utmost care and professionalism, and an understanding of the importance of listening and problem solving allow us to transform your vision into a place you’ll love to be. ”

    Miele, Sub Zero/Wolf Appliances are all available at The Kitchen Place:  www.the-kitchenplace.com

     

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:  
    bottle-w-shadow2014 Cocobon Red Blend, California
    An inspired mélange of Bordeaux-style varietals; Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Cocobon is a sensory delight. Lose yourself in deep crimson, prime the palate with aromas of mocha, cocoa and cherry, and savor waves of vanilla, dark fruit and chocolate. At once silky and rich, Cocobon is blended to take you to Nirvana. ABV13.5%

     

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    Posted on November 15th, 2016

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    Nov 19 – Silver Oak Cookbook

    Image result for chef dominic orsiniIf you missed it LIVE… Click here to listen or download this show!

    My guest this week is Chef Dominic Orsini executive chef of Silver Oak Cellars, he is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a certified sommelier.  More importantly he has put together a great book “Silver Oak Cookbook: Life in a Cabernet Kitchen – Seasonal Recipes from California’s Celebrated Winery.

    Learn more about Silver Oak Winery

    Recipes that capture the casual elegance of California wine country. Silver Oak takes the reader on a culinary journey through the seasons at one of the world’s most revered vintners. Family owned for over forty years by the Duncan family, Silver Oak Cellars has built its reputation around its famously food-friendly cabernet sauvignons. The flagship Oakville winery has long been one of the most popular destinations for wine country visitors, along with its other tasting room in Alexander Valley. The Duncans also founded and operate Twomey Winery located in Napa Valley and Russian River Valley. Chef Dominic Orsini shares over one hundred of the winery’s favorite recipes, each paired with a different varietal, from Grilled Radicchio and Mascarpone Bruschetta to Beef Short Ribs with Meyer Lemon Gremolata to Roasted Lamb with Fennel Slaw and Tomato Confit. Filled with stunning photographs of the magical surrounding landscape, this gorgeous large-format cookbook is sure to make the perfect gift for any food and wine lover.  Get a copy NOW!

     

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week: Hmmmm let’s see now…Maybe something from Silver Oak or Twomey :-) How about BOTH!

    2012 Silver Oak Alexander valley Cabernet Sauvignon
    silver-oak-cellars-alexander-valley-cabernet__05044-1446676357-1280-1280The 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a lively and full-bodied expression of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from an exceptional vintage. It has a lovely garnet color and opens with aromas of black currant, orange zest and raspberry. These aromas are framed by nuanced notes of vanilla, marshmallow and cocoa, eliciting an effect reminiscent of chocolate-covered berries. The attack is rich and gives way to a mid-palate with breadth and depth, supported with refreshing acidity and integrated, dusty tannins. This wine has power with an unusual vitality and structural balance. Given proper cellar conditions, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2034.

     

    2015 Twomey Sauvignon Blanc
    231132-twomey-silver-oak-cellars-sauvignon-blanc-2014-label-1468866564The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is an alluring, expressive wine embodying the facets of our four estate vineyards. The blend of mineral-driven fruit from the Sonoma County vineyards and the lush tropical aromas derived from the Napa Valley vineyards develops complexity in the glass. Hints of white gold and straw illuminate this wine. The bouquet bursts with mango, guava and gardenias, while the sculpted palate focuses citrus and minerality into lime zest and wet slate. The bright attack, rich full body and refreshingly long finish are redolent of citrus acidity. The perfumed tropical notes stem from the dynamic terroir we work with. This is a medium weight wine to be paired with a variety of foods from an hors d’oeuvre of zesty gazpacho to a creamy seafood risotto. It will be a pleasant accompaniment to any meal. Our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is a wine to be enjoyed throughout the year.

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    Posted on November 2nd, 2016

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    Nov 12 – No Show this week :-(

    The November 12 show is pre-empted…I’ll be back in the studio November 19
    With Chef Dominic Orsini and the Silver Oak Cookbook

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    Posted on November 2nd, 2016

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    Nov 5 – Sunflower Shrimp

    If you missed it LIVE… Click here to listen or download this show!

    This week’s show is great!  Had the opportunity to spend time with Bob and Deb Daniels of Sunflower Shrimp in Oxford Kansas.  Yes, the Daniels are sustainably growing high quality salt water shrimp right here in the flat lands.  Having boiled a couple of pounds last week I can attest to the great taste of their product :-) What an interesting operation it is!

    sunflower-shrimp360 S. Oxford Road, Oxford Kansas 67119 – 2.5 miles South of Hwy 160
    www.sunflowershrimp.com

    PictureBob is the mastermind behind Sunflower Shrimp. He was a crop farmer for 30 years, then decided that he wanted to bring the ocean to Kansas via shrimp farming. His hobbies include doing projects using complicated geometry and physics equations, going for drives with his three dogs, and wearing overalls at least every other day. Bob loves his family, he loves Oxford, KS, and he loves eating shrimp cooked on the grill!​

     

    PictureDeb is married to Bob (they were middle school sweethearts) and she is the happiest, busiest person you will ever encounter. Her career is in pharmaceutical sales (and shrimp farming on the side, of course). Deb’s passions include being the rock for the Daniels family, growing her social network, smiling at everyone she meets, and watching Kansas sunrises and sunsets. This lady has never met a stranger and she’s been an avid shrimp lover since around the age of fourteen.

    Bob Says:
    “Our mission is to produce fresh jumbo shrimp without any hormones or antibiotics. Our shrimp are grown indoors in above ground swimming pools, where they live out their lives in an environment that attempts to mimic the ocean. The shrimp will be sold to you right from the tank – guaranteeing a truly rare and fresh product for our customers. No worries, we’ll teach you how to properly cook them!”

    Plan a visit soon, but check their web site for current hours and shrimp availability.  Mark your calendar for November 25 & 26 for the Holiday Open House.

    Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
    mimi-stelvin_store2014 Chateau Ste Michelle “Mimi” Chardonnay
    Sourced from vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills including our vineyard at Canoe Ridge Estate, Mimi Chardonnay is made in a lightly oaked, elegant style that is great with food. The wine offers apple and pear fruit character with bright natural acidity. This Chardonnay is refreshing yet complex and goes great with SHRIMP!

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