i've got an interest in pinterest!

How many of you use Pinterest?  I’ve jumped on the bandwagon. I’ve been pinning my heart out for the last few weeks. I’m using it for both my personal life and my professional one.  Personally, I’m pinning everything from craft ideas to cute shoes to anything photography driven. Professionally, I am scouting recipes of all […]

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with love from the emerald isle!

Many wonderful things come from the land of the leprechauns!  Here are a few of my favorites: My best gal pal Lolly Guinness Stout Bangers Denis Lynch (our very own @thespiritofcork on Twitter) CHEESE! Throughout the year we carry a number of Irish beauties here at Vine & Table from Gubbeen to Vintage Cheddar. But […]

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biscotti and cheese… yes, please!

Biscotti are in my blood and have been since birth. One of my first memories is standing in my great-grandmother’s kitchen and watching her make these lovely long cookies.  I love visiting my parents and finding Biscotti on the cookie plate ready for the taking! All you need is a great cup of cocoa and […]

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gruyere – a classic that is right for tonight

Gruyere is generally known as one of the finest cheeses for baking and it is so versatile, I am sure it is perfect for what you are making tonight. In quiche, Gruyere adds a savory quality without overshadowing the other ingredients.  It is a good melting cheese, particularly suited for fondues, along with Vacherin and […]

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Grilled Halloumi

Grilled Halloumi is a wonderful summer treat! Halloumi is a traditional cheese from Cyprus.  This sheep’s milk brine cheese is sold in little blocks or squares about 8oz. each and is a Mediterranean staple often served with mint. It is semi-firm, easily sliced and its mildly salty mellow-yet-tangy flavor squeaks as your teeth break it […]

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Blueberry, Lemon and Brie Scones

We came across this recipe from sommelier and wine writer Natalie MacLean and just had to share. The idea is to innovate this Easter and entice your guests by adding a bit of your favorite fine cheese to Easter brunch. The delicate taste and texture of bloomy-rind soft cheeses like Brie and Camembert suggest refinement […]

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Excited Sugar Butter Cookies

We are ‘excited’ to post this special recipe graciously given to us by one of our wonderful customers, Ronnelle J. Excited Sugar Butter Cookies is just what we want to nibble on when that 4pm sugar craving comes knocking at the door. 3 sticks butter, melted 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1½ cups […]

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